Categories & Tags: LGBT Rights

INSTITUTE INDEX: Progress and resistance on Southern marriage equality   |   October 10, 2014
Number of states where marriage equality is now the law after the U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to review lower-court decisions invalidating same-sex marriage bans in...

 

The hate groups behind NC House leader's anti-gay propaganda   |   June 25, 2014
During a debate over charter schools in the North Carolina House yesterday, Rep. Susan Fisher, an Asheville Democrat, offered an amendment that would have prohibited...

 

Meet North Carolina's revolutionary register of deeds   |   May 8, 2014
The county register of deeds is not the sort of elected office usually associated with radical political stances, given that its holder is charged with the low-profile job of...

 

What does the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling mean for the South?   |   June 27, 2013
In this week's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the U.S. Supreme Court held that it was unconstitutional for the federal government to recognize some...

 

Pope misrepresents his key role in NC's anti-gay marriage amendment push   |   January 19, 2012
The same week that a campaign launched to defeat an anti-gay marriage amendment in North Carolina, conservative benefactor Art Pope is slinking away from evidence that his family...

 

Advocates work to fight anti-gay legislation   |   October 21, 2008
California is seeing a slew of gay couples rushing to get marriage licenses this month, a movement that is only expected to accelerate over the next three weeks. Some observers...

 

Tennessee Church targeted because of its progressive views   |   July 28, 2008
A man with a shotgun entered a church Sunday and opened fire on congregants during a children's play at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. The...

 

Televangelist repeats Katrina-as-punishment-for-gay-pride comments   |   April 24, 2008
Remember Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, the televangelist who told a radio show that Hurricane Katrina was God's judgment against New Orleans for a...

 

Defending the sacred institution of marriage   |   June 6, 2006
The irony and hypocrisy surrounding the issue of marriage abounds, as evidenced by this: Maikel and Alicia Garcia have just celebrated their wedding, but the state of Tennessee...

 

Religion and politics in Texas   |   June 5, 2006
How far do Southern conservatives want to go in eliminating the seperation between church and state? Very far, if this report from the Dallas Morning News about the faith-based...

 

Standing Out (1999)   |   October 1, 1999
From the Editor: Do you want to know my biggest fear about this issue? It's not that we'll get dismissed as too "radical," although it'll probably happen ("Is that the word queer...

 

The Quiet Epidemic (1985)   |   September 1, 1985
Excerpt from the Cover Section: Gay-baiting is new in Southern politics. There is reason to believe that gay-baiting will replace black-baiting as the meanest article in the bag...

 

Sick for Justice (1978)   |   June 1, 1978
Excerpt from The Introduction: Three years ago, when I first met Talbert Faircloth and his wife, Dora, I found it very hard to believe the story that they told me. Talbert was...