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Assaulted At Church For the Crime of Being Gay

By now, readers are probably familiar with the basic bones of this story. Two Wednesdays ago, Jerry Pittman, Jr., and his boyfriend Dustin Lee were

October 05, 2011 Blog, Press Release

What The Hell Is Wrong With Tennessee?

I’m working on a story right now on the boys in Gibson County, Tennessee, who were assaulted while trying to attend a service at one

October 04, 2011 Blog

Gay Couple Say They Were Assaulted As They Tried To Go To Church

A gay couple in Fruitland, Tennessee was on their way to church: “I went over to take the keys out of the ignition and all

October 04, 2011 Blog

Memphis Pastor Helps His Flock Decide Who To Support in City Council Elections

The man shown above is pastor Steve Gaines of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis. Though he is not a resident of the city of Memphis,

September 22, 2011 Blog

High Schoolers Petitioning for GSA

A group of bullied kids at Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee want a Gay-Straight Alliance. They apparently asked administrators and were turned down. The

September 13, 2011 Blog

Tennessee ‘Family Values Paper’ Won’t Publish Letter on LGBT Youth Difficulties

But we will! This news comes from Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project.  When a member of one of TEP’s divisions submitted this letter

June 10, 2011 Blog

Fey Tennessee “Pro-Family” Leader Attempts to Make Point at Playground

This is the pink-shirted David Fowler, head of the cutely named Family Action Council of Tennessee [FACTn] [sic], standing on a playground and talking with

June 02, 2011 Blog

Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-Gay Bill Giving Businesses ‘Special Access to Discriminate’

I’ve been procrastinating when it comes to writing this up, just because I’m so embarrassed by what Tennessee and our governor, Bill Haslam, a particular

May 25, 2011 Blog

Tennessee Senate Passes Bigoted ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Ew, as a Tennessean, I am so embarrassed to be bringing you this news.  From the blog of the Tennessee Equality Project: The Senate voted

May 20, 2011 Blog

It’s OK to Be Takei!

George Takei comments on Tennessee’s ridiculous, hateful, backwoods “Don’t Say Gay” bill and comes up with a solution of his own.  Love this man. [h/t

May 19, 2011 Blog
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