Archive for June, 2011

LGBT Activists Glitter Bachmann to Protest Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2011 Media Contact: Rachel E. B. Lang, 612-600-0277 LGBT Activists Glitter Bachmann to Protest Anti-Gay Rhetoric Confront Bachmann With Connection to “You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide” Ministry MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Following a speech in her home state, pro-LGBT activists added Michele Bachmann to the list of Republican presidential  Read More »

Michele Bachmann joins the glitteratti

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS—A gay rights activist threw glitter at Michele Bachmann here Saturday, but it didn’t stick. The Republican presidential candidate was leaving the stage at the end of her 40-minute speech to the RightOnline conference when a Minneapolis lawyer unloaded a container full of glitter. It all fell to the stage, and none appeared to even  Read More »

Gay Activists Glitter Michele Bachmann At RightOnline (VIDEO)

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS — A gay rights activists threw glitter at Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) as she left the stage at the RightOnline conference here Saturday. The “glittering” is not the first glitter-related stunt pulled on a Republican running for president this year. Get Equal, a California-based gay rights group, claimed responsibility for the glittering, which did  Read More »

Michele Bachmann Latest GOP Candidate to Suffer Glitter Attack

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann today got a very warm reception from her home state at a conference of conservative bloggers in Minneapolis, but a few gay rights protesters still managed to make her the latest victim of the glitter attacks that have already been waged on fellow GOP presidential candidates  Read More »

Coalition Calls on Southern Baptist Convention to Apologize for Religion-Based Bigotry

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2011 Contact: Michael Talon,, 202-631-9830 Coalition Calls on Southern Baptist Convention to Apologize for Religion-Based Bigotry Petition Signatures to be Hand-Delivered at SBC’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix This Week PHOENIX, AZ – A recently-formed coalition is calling on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to apologize for the harm its teachings  Read More »

Southern Baptists Embrace Minorities, but Not Gays

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Southern Baptists are feeling pretty good about themselves today. Eleven years after the denomination apologized to African-Americans for supporting segregation and slavery, itelected a black man as its first vice president of the convention—“the highest position yet held by an African-American” in the denomination, the New York Times notes. Fred Luter Jr. pastors a largely black  Read More »

SBC president meets with gay-rights advocates

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

PHOENIX (ABP) – Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright met June 15 with a coalition asking the nation’s second-largest faith group to apologize for what they believe is damage to lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people. “Today is a special day in the life of the convention,” Jack McKinney, a former Southern Baptist pastor who  Read More »

LGBT-rights, faith-based groups coordinate protest against prayer/fast by Perry, AFA

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

An alliance of Texas LGBT-rights and faith-based groups plans to take to the streets in August to protest Gov. Rick Perry’s affiliation with the American Family Association in hosting a controversial Christian prayer and fasting event, already denounced by a number of organizations. AFA, a designated ‘anti-gay’ hate group, has made it a priority to combat what  Read More »

Blood-from-Turnip Alert: Group Wants Baptists to Apologize for Hating Gays

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is holding its annual meeting in Phoenix this week, and you can probably smell the fire and brimstone from where you are sitting already. But in the name of gay freedom, GetEQUAL and a group of faith groups is going to play Daniel to the SBC’s lions. GetEQUAL is collecting signatures on  Read More »

Taking the Keys – And The Checkbook – Away from Gay Inc.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

After millions of dollars, and several decades of mediocre advocacy, is it time to take away the keys, and the checkbook, from Gay, Inc.? Columnists Tanya Domi and Clinton Fein hold a discussion. Clinton: As we head into a new election season, it’s instructive to take note of powerful initiatives that have been and continue  Read More »