1. Patrick, Agustin, and Dom have partners of various ethnicities, ages, and social groups. They discuss politics or social issues in passing, just like the rest of us. They don’t exist to teach us lessons or preach about gay rights, nor to incessantly navel-gaze about their problems. They’re just three regular guys who happen to like guys. In 2014, that’s (sadly) still remarkable.
     

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  3. Outing is no longer fascism. It’s mainstream. The proper skepticism applies to how outing is done. We out carefully, because we respect what is at stake more than the person who we are outing. Gay rights has become a majoritarian cause. A lot of gay Republicans have already been outed. Some have chosen to come out. The “closeted gay Republican” has become a trope.
     


  4. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word!…. Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.
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    Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

    How Phil Robertson insulted African-Americans too

     

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  6. 65
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    The number of countries in which homosexuality can be punished by at least 14 years in jail.  In 10 countries, you can be punished with life imprisonment.  In Somalia and Nigeria, there’s no law against murdering LGBT individuals.

    India’s gay sex ban shows why the LGBT movement must go global

     


  7. For decades, we’ve been trying to shame, guilt, and terrify men into using condoms. The nightmare of the ‘80s doesn’t reflect the reality of HIV today; condom scolds have seen their most effective weapon - fear - defanged.
     


  8. Oh noes! Groups of black teenagers are randomly sucker-punching people on the street?  Better fire up the internet machine…

    Oh, that’s actually a myth?  Well at least everyone can agree that this picture from Facebook is terrible…

    Or…

    Friendly reminder: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet

     


  9. One senator recalled having to explain to a colleague that the legislation would not require insurance companies to pay for sex-change operations. Another spoke of phone calls from constituents who were convinced that their children could be taught in school by men wearing dresses.
     

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  11. Tell me: When God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of his person with love, or reject and condemn this person? We must always consider the person.
     

  12. Russia’s war on gay pride

    Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, on Tuesday unanimously passed a measure banning gay “propaganda.” Police detained more than 20 gay-rights activists after they staged a “kissing protest” and were attacked by anti-gay thugs affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church. The law still must be approved by the upper house and signed by President Vladimir Putin, but both are expected to endorse it. 

    Read more.

     

  13. The evolution of pro sports’ acceptance of gays: A timeline

    2002
    New York Mets pitcher Mike Piazza, concerned by implications in an article in the New York Post, holds a press conference to announce, “I’m not gay. I’m heterosexual.”

    2013
    Kobe Bryant tweets: 
    Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #