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.

The Escalating Roy Moore Child Molestation & Sexual Assault Scandal

The Escalating Roy Moore Child Molestation Scandal

Following the blockbuster account published by the Washington Post detailing the stories of four women who say Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore engaged in inappropriate sexual relations with them, the race to elect Jeff Sessions’ replacement took a strange turn no one could have predicted. At the center of the controversy is one accuser who was 14 at the time […]

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AL Senate Candidate Roy Moore: “Transgenders Don’t Have Rights”

Roy Moore Senate Campaign

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore – the man facing allegations of being a pedophile – argued at a press conference Wednesday that “The transgenders don’t have rights.” While some would read this statement as meaning transgender people are not a class of people recognized as being a protected class, based on his previous remarks about LGBTQ people, the comment should probably […]

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Man Denied Marriage License May Challenge Kim Davis

David Ermold and Kim Davis

After learning that Kim Davis would seek reelection to her county clerk position, the man who began the legal saga that landed Davis in jail announced today he may challenge her in next year’s election for Rowan County Clerk. David Ermold and his husband David Moore were the couple who made the now-infamous video of Moore denying the couple a marriage license using […]

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Virginia School Board Candidate Targets LGBTQ Teenager [UPDATED]

John Kinchen

[UPDATE – November 8, 2017 at 10AM ET] Barbara Rypkema defeated John Kinchen for school board, Timberlake District during voting last night. It’s unknown whether this campaign ad had an effect on voting, but regardless, the voters of Campbell County have spoken. [ORIGINAL STORY] John Kinchen, a candidate in the Campbell County School Board in Virginia, singled out a gay teenager […]

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Louisiana School District Called Out Again For Religious Proselytizing

Bossier Parish school prayer

The Bossier Parish, Louisiana school district is back in the news again this week as an elementary teacher faces allegations of conducting open prayer with students in her classroom. The allegation follows recent controversy where the parish’s high school faced national backlash over a letter sent to all students (and their parents) threatening to punish any student athlete who engages in silent […]

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An Important Takeaway From the #MuellerMonday Indictments

The indictment of George Papadopoulos by Robert Mueller might be the most important part of #MuellerMonday

While pundits parse the first indictments of the Robert Mueller investigation, one paragraph from one of the less publicized of the three indictments should stick out in everyone’s minds. As a component of the unsealed George Papadopoulos indictment for lying to the FBI, documents indicate nearly a month has passed since he pled guilty and that gap has important context: […]

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Trump’s Ban on Transgender Military Service Blocked By Courts

Trump attacked LGBTQ rights by rescinding the Obama transgender Title IX guidelines

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. blocked the largest portion of Donald Trump’s memo barring transgender persons from openly serving in the armed services. Citing legitimate concerns that the ban would impact Fifth Amendment rights, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a preliminary injunction against the ban going into effect. The injunction does not affect the portion of Trump’s memo pertaining to medical […]

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Montana Republican “Would Have Shot” Reporter Gianforte Assaulted

Greg Gianforte & Ben Jacobs

A Montana Republican party member commented on a radio show last week she “would have shot” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs had she been in Congressman Greg Gianforte’s (R-MT) place earlier this year. Karen Marshall, vice-president of programs for Gallatin County Republican Women, made the remarks on the Voice of Montana radio program last Thursday, October 19, 2017. The incident she’s referencing is the congressman’s assault […]

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Georgia Lawmaker Suggests Quarantining HIV+ People

Georgia state Rep Betty Price

Discussing the high cost of medical care and the potential to infect others, Georgia state Representative Betty Price (R) suggested quarantining people living with HIV. Her comments came as a part of a House committee meeting on Tuesday about access to health care. Price – a medical doctor and wife of now-former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price – offered […]

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New Post-Las Vegas Dana Loesch NRA Ad Stokes Violence

Though conservative pundits decried anyone attempting to engage in discussion of sensible gun control measures in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre just under three weeks ago, a new NRA advertisement featuring conservative fearmonger Dana Loesch appears to stoke the very political tensions that have led to violence over the last few months. The ad follows a similar video […]

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