Lisa Biron, Anti-Gay Christian Lawyer, Arrested On Child Pornography Charges (VIDEO)

A New Hampshire lawyer associated with an anti-gay Christian defense group was arrested on federal child pornography charges after allegedly taking a teenager to Canada where she reportedly convinced the girl to engage in sexual activity and let it be filmed.

Lisa Biron, a Manchester, N.H., lawyer associated with the Christian litigation group, Alliance Defending Freedom, was arrested by FBI agents on Friday morning on charges of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to the Concord Monitor. Read more »

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Ken Mehlman Launches Project To Build Conservative Support For Marriage Equality

Ken Mehlman Launches Project To Build Conservative Support For Marriage Equality

Since widespread Democratic wins on Election Day, Republicans have been searching for ways to reach out to new voters -- beyond their traditional constituency of older white men. There's already talk of cooperation on immigration reform as a potential way to appeal to Latino voters, who are increasingly voting for Democrats.

Former Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman is looking at another group: LGBT Americans. And with his new nonprofit Project Right Side, he's hoping to move the country away from the view that Democrats are the sole advocates for gay rights. His project is aimed at convincing more conservatives to support marriage equality as the country continues to shift away from the Republican Party's traditional view opposing gay rights. Read more »

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Businesses show support of diversity with decals

Businesses show support of diversity with decals

Local businesses in central Phoenix now have a new way to display their appreciation for a diverse society.

“We Value Diversity” decals that indicate support for the gay community will begin to appear on the windows of businesses from Seventh Avenue to 16th Street and Camelback Road to Roosevelt Street, said Patrick Kelley, designer of the decal and owner of Off Chute Too, Arizona’s largest store that caters to the gay community.

Phoenix City Councilman Tom Simplot unveiled the decals last week when he announced the We Value Diversity initiative during a kick-off event. Read more »

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ING U.S. Honored as One of the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT

For the seventh consecutive year, ING U.S. has received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a survey that assesses American workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. To view the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei. Read more »

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Gay marriage takes next steps

Gay marriage takes next steps

Gay activists are preparing to quickly use the momentum from this year’s election to try to legalize marriage in at least seven new states and force Congress and the president to make major changes in discrimination laws.

Advocates have identified Oregon, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii and New Jersey as states where they believe that as early as 2014 they’ll see gay marriage legalized through ballot measures, court decisions or state legislative action.

And the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide next week whether to consider legalizing gay marriage. Read more »

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How Gay Republicans Lost Dismally When 2012 Should Have Been Their Year

This really could have been the year that the Log Cabin Republicans earned some respect from the GOP, as well as from Democrats, independents and LGBT activists of all stripes. Had the group of gay Republicans not endorsed Mitt Romney, which seemed like the plan early on, they'd be winners right now in the GOP and beyond. Instead, they proved to be irrelevant. Read more »

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The Ugandan government is poised to pass the Anti-Homosexuality bill in their parliament which has an unprecedented scope and scale, including the death penalty for certain homosexual acts. Details are available on Wikipedia.

The signors of this petition request that the Obama administration not only state their displeasure at this bill as they have already done, but to also attach real consequences to the passing of this bill in the form of loss of trade status and foreign aid. We would also request that the Obama administration petition the UN to have the security council vote on international sanctions. We feel that this gross human rights violation requires no less of a response. Read more »

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How marriage equality won — barely

On Nov. 6, the world changed for millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in this country, as three states endorsed marriage equality for same-sex couples and a fourth rejected a constitutional ban on gay marriage. This had never happened before. In fact, 30 out of 30 previous ballot measures had gone against supporters of LGBT equality. Read more »

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