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Admit it, Obama is our Fierce Advocate

in Marti Abernathey/Opinion

Recently Rebecca Juro wrote a post at the Advocate called “No, Obama’s Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win” that I find extremely short-sighted and politically naive.  Soon after the election in 2008 of President Barack Obama, many started to question President Obama’s claim as a “fierce advocate” for the LGBT community. I have my…

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The New “Faggots” Are Trans

in Autumn Sandeen/Opinion

Bayard Rustin is a civil rights icon of the African-American and gay civil rights movements. In 1986, Rustin gave a controversial speech entitled “The New ‘Niggers’ Are Gay,” and that speech is included as an essay in the book Time On Two Crosses: The Collected Writings Of Bayard Rustin. I believe it’s time to revisit…

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“What’s Between Your Legs?” Is the New “So What Do You Do in Bed?”: Trans Issues In The Media

in Featured/Guest Transadvocate/Opinion

By Cathy Renna @cathyrenna Possibly inspired by Laverne Cox and Orange is the New Black, I blurted out the title of this post at a recent panel about media coverage of transgender issues, as I was trying to put into context the quality of coverage of transgender issues today, as compared to gay and lesbian issues…

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Everyone, even fans, are appalled with Rupaul’s ‘shemale’ contest

in Kelli Busey/Media Watch

Everyone, except GLAAD that is Rupaul, the clown in pancake makeup has figured out a way to be even more obnoxious.  Perhaps he feels that he should fill the vacuum left by the passing of Fred Philps and become the country’s next most hated man? Maybe, but hardly anyone is enjoying his last promotional transphobic…

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I’ll be at the White House next week reporting for the Transadvocate, a newly designated news site

in Kelli Busey

  I will be at the White House next weekend and not outside looking in but inside it with the rest of the LGBT bloggers, who will be attending the 5th Annual LGBT Media Journalists Convening.. Having attended my first one last year I’ll tell you, except the unexpected, every second. But this year is extra…

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“Right to discriminate” bill supports KKK’s right to racial segregation says Sen Yarbrough’s office

in Cristan Williams/Featured/Politics

By Cristan Williams @cristanwilliams Arizona state senator, Steve Yarbrough (R) sponsored Senate Bill 1062, hailed as a “property rights” bill aimed at ensuring that business owners and social service organizations would have the right to discriminate on the basis of religious freedom. Devon Mills, speaking for Yarbrough’s office said, “It allows business owners to use religion as…

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