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Canadian Catholic School Bans Rainbows at Anti-Homophobia Event

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Somewhere over the rainbow, Judy Garland is turning in her grave.
A school banning rainbows? Did officials also tell kids dreams really won't come true? Students at St. Joseph Catholic Secon...
Students skirt the rule by baking cupcakes using rainbow-colored batter.

Gay and Lesbian Students Urging Congress to Take Stand Against Bullying

More and more teens are taking the cause to stop gay bullying to Congress.
School bullies across the land might want to start collecting stamps or find some other new hobby.
Their gay and lesbian victims are coming out of their lock...
Gay and lesbian students fighting back with legislation and lawsuits.

Proposed Bill Would Incorporate LGBT Info in Public School Curriculum

The new bill would rewrite the history books to include LGBT history and contributions. Credit: Corbis
Abraham Lincoln. Rosa Parks. John F. Kennedy. Harvey Milk?
If a California state senator has his way, the state's public schools ...
The California bill would require gay history to be added to the books.

Arkansas School Board Member Will Wear Purple If Gay People Commit Suicide

An Arkansas school board member posted a message on his Facebook page implying that he wants gay people to commit suicide. To be more specific, this is what Clint McCance, who serves on the school board in the Midland school district in Arkansas...The Arkansas Department of Education quickly condemned Clint McCance's remarks.

Opinion: History and I Will Shake Off Carl Paladino's Anti-Gay Remarks

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino made anti-gay comments in a speech on Oct. 10. Credit: Don Heupel/AP
When I read about New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino criticizing gay people, I smile a little. Does ...
When I read about New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino criticizing gay people, I smile a little. Does that make me a bad father?

Florida's Governor Suddenly Sunny on Subject of Gay Adoption

Conservatives in Florida are checking Gov. Charlie Crist's basement for pods. They fear space aliens may have taken over his brain. Gay space aliens. Elected as a "traditional family" Republican in 2006, Crist is now an independent running fo...Although firmly opposed to same-sex adoption four years ago, Florida Gov. Crist announced Sept. 13 that he's considering dropping the state's effort to uphold its ban on such adoptions.

California Parents Protest Harvey Milk Day

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First introduced in 2008, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill last week to create Harvey Milk Day in honor of the first openly gay person to be elected to a high office of a major American city. Accor...

Arkansas Same-Sex Adoption Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1

An Arkansas law that bans unmarried couples from acting as foster parents or adopting goes into effect Jan. 1, and while it applies to cohabitating heterosexual couples as well, many claim the measure is intended to prohibit gay couples from taking i...

Parents ask that their daughter be treated the same

We all, I'm sure, do our best to treat our children fairly and equally. It is, really, the right thing to do. We don't give one kid a pony for their birthday and the other a pair of socks, we don't take one on vacation and leave the other with the ba...

Kentucky court nixes second-parent adoption

So say you're in love with someone. Totally and completely. And not just them, but their kids too. So you want to get married and legally adopt the kids. But there's a problem. Perhaps you're disabled and, if you marry, you'll lose your disability be...

Uncle Bobby under fire again

Colorado librarian James LaRue has gotten another challenge to Uncle Bobby's Wedding, the book about a little girl guinea pig's concerns that her uncle won't play with her after he gets married. The idea is simple enough -- Young Chloe loves her uncl...

Move over, Tango, Uncle Bobby's here

For two years straight, And Tango Makes Three was the top most challenged library book, according to the American Library Association. This year, however, another book might just take that dubious honor away. Uncle Bobby's Wedding is a story of a you...

Georgia school paper allows gay-bashing editorial

I know the classic stereotype of the south as being ignorant, barbaric, and well behind the times aren't wholly true, but it seems some folks down in Georgia aren't helping to dispell any such myths. In addition to the duct-taping incident, there is ...

Lesbian wants court to ban gay adoptions

How did Sara Wheeler go from starting a family with another woman to asking a judge to ban gay adoption? The gay community has called her "self-hating," but she says "It's about motherly rights." In 2000, Sara and her partner, Missy started a family ...

Washington initiative would require kids for marriage

Are children the point of marriage? Is there any other reason to get married? According to the Washington State Supreme Court, there may not be. Last summer, the court ruled that Washington's Defense of Marriage Act -- which prevents gays and lesbian...


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