Trump Effect: GOP Candidates Running on White Supremacist Platform

Corey Stewart & Sheri Few promote white supremacy and Confederacy support

Since his election in November, Donald Trump can claim one major national change over the course of his first 100 days in office: the normalization of specific types of hate speech. While the rise in hate crimes and hubris of neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups offers tangible proof of this change, the emergence of far-right mainstream white supremacist GOP political candidates demonstrates just […]

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Sen. Mike Enzi Rationalizes Anti-LGBTQ Violence

Mike Enzi

Following a speech last week to students in Wyoming, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) used an anecdote to rationalize violence committed against members of the LGBTQ community. The statement came as a response to a student-initiated question about how he would make Wyoming live up to its moniker as the “Equality State.” Enzi spent much of his time at the school berating […]

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Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green Angry Over “Liberal Left” Criticisms

Mark Green

In a post to his Facebook page, Trump Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green lashed out at the “liberal left” for quoting his previous anti-LGBTQ comments verbatim. Arguing that they “cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I’ve said,” Green presented a laundry list of contentions that run counter to his earlier on-record statements. In his post, Green argued: […]

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O’Reilly’s Replacement: A Look at Tucker Carlson

Bill O'Reilly and Tucker Carlson

With news that Bill O’Reilly is official out at Fox News following the loss of substantial advertising dollars, boycotts, and a new accusation of sexual harassment this week, Fox announced who will lead the network’s opinion mantle going forward: Tucker Carlson. We’ve covered Carlson extensively over the years from his promotion of statutory rape of boys to stumping for the tobacco industry. This […]

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WV: Lesbian Couple Suing Over Harassment While Obtaining Marriage License

Samantha Brookover and Amanda Abramovich

When marriage equality became law in their hometown in 2014 following the federal court decision in Bostic v. Schaefer, Samantha Brookover and Amanda Abramovich sought out a marriage license in Gilmer County, West Virginia. They were met with derision, harassment and hatred and refused an application by the county clerk’s office. Sixteen months later (following the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges […]

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Trump Jr. Mocks LGBTQ College Students Over Chick-fil-A Protest

Trump Jr. mocks college students for opposing Chick-fil-A

After college students at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh spoke out about plans to install a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant on their campus, Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to mock their concern using the “Alt-right” harassment-phrase-of-choice “triggered.” In his tweet, Trump Jr. linked to a Daily Caller article also mocking those students claiming they fear chicken sandwiches. Trump Jr. tweeted: Luckily these students wont likely have […]

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Another Republican Cites Hitler – This Time Against Lincoln

Following White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s anti-Semitic and historically inaccurate Hitler-Assad comparison earlier this week, some Republicans have strangely been defending the embattled spokesman with one lawmaker going so far as to (inaccurately) claim Spicer’s Hitler propaganda had “some validity.” Now a North Carolina Republican is in the news for carrying that Hitler-centric logic to the next level by comparing Abraham Lincoln to Hitler arguing the former […]

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Chechnya’s Gay Concentration Camp: What We Know

Chechnya President Ramzan Kadyrov is alleged ti have approved gay death camps - concentration camps designed for gay men.

Reports emerged from international sources over the weekend that Chechnya – formally known as the Chechen Republic – has reportedly begun arresting, detaining, torturing and potentially murdering gay men. According to Novaya Gazeta, Chechnya is detaining gay men “in connection with their non-traditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such.” They added, “At the moment, we received information about the arrest of more than […]

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North Carolina Democrats’ HB2 “Repeal” Harms LGBTQ People

NC HB2

Despite an election to his governorship based in large part on a position stating HB2 should be repealed because it harms both the North Carolina economy and LGBTQ people, Governor Roy Cooper (and many of his Democratic legislative counterparts) fast-tracked legislation today to “repeal” HB2 while still maintaining discrimination against LGBTQ people. HB142 – the bill that “repeals” HB2 – focuses almost exclusively on […]

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