Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 06 February 2013
Tags: megan phelps roper
, baptist church
, hate groups
, new york
Megan Phelps-Roper, the granddaughter of Westboro head homophobe Fred and the daughter of the current face of the clan, Shirley, has left her family and the congregation behind in the pursuit of sanity.
Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 04 February 2013
Tags: boy scouts
, gay scouts
, board of directors
, anti-gay discrimination
, ban removal
, jennifer tyrell
, ryan andresen
, greg bourke
As the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America begin a three-day meeting that will determine where the group officially stands with regards to gay Scouts and Scout Leaders, they'll have 1.4 million voices to contend with.
According to GLAAD, "four Scout leaders whose petitions on Change.org sparked a national movement to end the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy, delivered more than 1.4 million signatures from their combined petitions to the Boy Scouts headquarters today.
More after the jump.
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Tags: boy scouts of america
, anti gay
, phone line
, email address
In an interesting move—as Neil Patrick Harris correctly identifies—the Boy Scouts of America have opened up their phone lines to hear what the public has to say about allowing gay troops and leaders into its ranks.
If an analog phone call is too old school for you, the BSA will also take your opinion on the matter at the email address
Give 'em a ring or an email. You know the bigoted forces against dismantling Boy Scout discrimination are doing the same.
Written by Instinct Staff | Friday, 25 January 2013
Tags: creating change
, president obama
, video message
President Obama couldn't attend Creating Change 2013, the country's largest gathering of LGBT rights advocates, himself, but that didn't stop him from sending a message of support via a recorded message. Check out what the president has to say to the attendees of #CC13 after the break.
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Tags: national geographic channel
, are you tougher than a boy scout
, anti gay policies
The National Geographic Channel, which is set to air the new Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout series this spring, has been asked to denounce the BSA's anti-gay policies ahead of the show.
Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 21 January 2013
Tags: united kingdom
, great britain
The real British game of thrones is about to get a lot more convoluted (and queer-er) if a new proposal from MPs comes into fruition. The plan, if enacted, would allow first born females and first born LGBT the same claim to the throne that's currently limited to straight boys.
Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Tags: mckenna pope
, easy bake oven
, little brother
McKenna Pope for Secretary of State?
The 13-year old who launched into the national spotlight after petitioning Hasbro for an Easy Bake Oven has diplomatically changed the world. After a diplomatic meeting between the teen and execs from the toy company, Hasbro has announced that it will make a gender neutral Easy Bake Oven.
Written by Instinct Staff | Thursday, 13 December 2012
Tags: david pruden
, ex gay
Hubbub over the source of homosexuality has taken over the Internet this week thanks to that comprehensive new study linking conditions during gestation to LGBT babies.
On Wednesday, we heard hate group leader Bryan Fischer abandon his pro-life convictions to allow for abortions in the case of a detectable gay fetus; today we get a promise from David Pruden, vice president of the National Association for the Research and Treatment of Homosexuality, to keep promoting the dangerous and discredited "ex gay" therapy even if the theory is proven true.
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Tags: university of iowa
, sexual orientation
, gender identity
, prospective studnets
, first public institution
The University of Iowa has broken the mold for public institutions today by becoming the first non-private school to ask applicants about their sexual orientation and gender identity.