Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he's worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.

Kentucky Judge Refuses To Conduct Non-Religious Wedding

Kentucky Judge Refuses To Conduct Non-Religious Wedding

After requesting a secular marriage ceremony, a couple planning to marry in Trigg County, Kentucky was shocked when a judge refused to marry them claiming he couldn’t perform the ceremony without religious context. The judge – County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander – reportedly told the couple,  “I include God in my ceremonies, and I won’t do one without him.” Mandy Heath and her fiancé Jon are […]

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Sharp Uptick in Misogyny After Doctor Who Announcement

The new Doctor on Doctor Who will be Jodie Whittaker

After the BBC announced yesterday that Jodie Whittaker would take over this Christmas as the new Doctor as Peter Capaldi steps down, the internet saw a sharp uptick in misogyny as critics and trolls exclaimed a woman could never fill the role. Whittaker – who many already know from the hit series Broadchurch (which also starred former Doctor David Tennant) – is […]

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Planet Fitness Transgender Lawsuit Heads To Michigan Supreme Court

Yvette Cormier is taking her anti - transgender lawsuit against Planet Fitness to the Michigan Supreme Court

Following an unsuccessful lawsuit and appeal against “no judgement” gym Planet Fitness, a Michigan woman is taking her case to the state Supreme Court to argue that she shouldn’t be forced to share locker rooms with transgender women. The complainant – Yvette Cormier – misgendered the trans woman in question (Carlotta Sklowdowska) throughout lower court hearings arguing she was a man […]

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Chick-fil-A Still Funneling Profits to Anti-LGBTQ Organizations

Chick-fil-A

Following national outrage over their funding of several anti-LGBTQ organizations a few years ago, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy announced his company’s charitable arm – the Winshape Foundation – would no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations or causes. Claiming Chick-fil-A would “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender,” they considered the matter settled […]

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This Is How The LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement Stalls For A Generation

FADA

Last week two important events happened: the Texas Supreme Court ruled that married LGBTQ couples do not enjoy a right to any of the benefits traditionally associated with the institution of marriage; and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy – contrary to rumors – did not announce his retirement. One of these two events is cause for concern while the […]

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Trump Uses Fake Wrestling Clip to Incite Real Violence [UPDATED]

Trump Uses Fake Wrestling Clip to Incite Real Violence Against CNN

Though Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders swears up and down that Donald Trump has never incited anyone to violence, Trump published a tweet over the weekend doing just that. In a brief video featuring a modified version of a WWE wrestling match, Trump violently attacks a person with the CNN logo superimposed over his head. And then he […]

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TX Supreme Court: No Government Benefits To Married LGBTQ Couples

Texas LGBTQ

The Texas Supreme Court just ruled that married same-sex couples do not enjoy the right to the same government-related benefits married opposite-sex couples have access to. The decision comes mere days after the United States Supreme Court struck down an Arkansas law that treated same-sex couples differently in having both names on their children’s birth certificates. The Austin Statesman reported today: […]

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Words Matter: Dana Loesch’s Violent NRA Commercial

Dana Loesch justifies violence in a new NRA ad

While she’s known for biting criticisms and inflammatory speech, conservative pundit Dana Loesch crossed a line in a recent NRA endorsement video where she all but justified violence against progressives, protesters, people of color and groups disproportionately killed by police for non-violent offenses. Though the video was posted to NRA’s YouTube account in April, it’s just now gaining traction this […]

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“HIV Carriers”: Trump’s National HIV Testing Day Statement

Trump and the AIDS epidemic - National HIV Testing Day statement

In what may be his first statement this month relating to any LGBTQ-adjacent issue, Donald Trump issued a statement today as a part of National HIV Testing Day. That statement not only omitted LGBTQ people, but labeled HIV+ persons as “carriers” of the disease. The statement doesn’t come as a surprise since he’s on schedule to potentially bring back the AIDS […]

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