Words have consequences. Whether it's a local school board member, a religious organization, national 'advocacy groups' or elected officials, anti-gay vitriol creates a toxic environment that can make LGBT people – particularly youth – think they aren't worthy of the same dignity that all Americans deserve. Check out where HRC is calling out homophobia and how you can get involved.
Georgia University to Employees: Reject Premarital Sex and Homosexuality, or Leave
Date: November 02, 2011 Source: TIME
Working at Georgia's Shorter University isn't a nine-to-five gig. It's a way of life.
‘30 Rock’s’ Tracy Morgan issues apology for anti-gay remarks
Date: June 10, 2011 Source: Los Angeles Times
Tracy Morgan apologized Friday after coming under fire for anti-gay remarks he made during a stand-up performance in Nashville last week.
Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Remarks In Anti-Gay Stand Up Set UPDATE: Morgan Apologizes
Date: June 10, 2011 Source: Huffington Post
Tracy Morgan issued a statement to The Huffington Post through his representative: “I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”
Tracy Morgan’s Meltdown?
Date: June 10, 2011 Source: The Advocate
Comedian Tracy Morgan is apologizing for going too far in an onstage tirade against gay people — even joking about killing his own son if he were effeminate, according to a member of the audience.
Perry’s Houston prayer summit blurs lines between church and state
Date: June 08, 2011 Source: Houston Chronicle
Gov. Rick Perry's Aug. 6 day of prayer and fasting at Reliant Stadium is generating significant heat nationwide, with critics protesting the exclusively Christian focus of the event and Perry's partnership with the controversial American Family Association, which advocates against gay rights.
Perry prayer event generates strong reaction
Date: June 08, 2011 Source: Austin American-Statesman
Gov. Rick Perry's invitation to governors to pray and fast with him in Houston in August quickly made national headlines this week, with a range of reactions including outrage.
Human Rights Campaign says Gov. Perry’s day of prayer sets ‘dangerous precedent’
Date: June 08, 2011 Source: Dallas Voice
Earlier today we got to wondering why no national LGBT groups have weighed in on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to hold a “Day of Prayer” event funded by the American Family Association, which has been designated an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. As of this morning, the only LGBT group that had publicly condemned the Day of Prayer was the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, which released a statement on Tuesday about the event set for Aug. 6 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. But this event has national implications.
Athletes stand up for gay marriage
Date: May 23, 2011 Source: CNN
The times are certainly changing in the world of sports. New York Rangers forward Sean Avery, a guy more known for hard knocks than big causes, came out in support of marriage for committed gay and lesbian couples in New York earlier this month -- a professional athlete taking a very public stand in an arena too many in sports traditionally avoid.
King & Spalding to withdraw from defending DOMA; Clement resigns
Date: April 25, 2011 Source: http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/king-clement-resigns-923921.html?printArticle=y
King & Spalding, one of Atlanta’s most prestigious and high-powered law firms, dumped a Republican-driven defense of federal marriage law Monday, yielding to protests from gay rights groups
Firm defending Defense of Marriage Act withdraws from case
Date: April 25, 2011 Source: Washington Post
The law firm hired to mount the legal defense of the federal government’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriage has withdrawn from the case, the firm announced Monday, after it was sharply criticized by gay rights groups.