It seems like many conservative preachers have latched on the the book After The Ball by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen as the text that defined the "gay agenda". Does anybody on MetaFilter -ideally someone connected to the gay rights movement- know the true significance of this book? Was it influential in defining approaches that the movement took for getting equal recognition for LGBTQ folks?
I would very much like to see the film Enders Game. I liked the book and I expect it would make an excellent movie. However I find Orson Scott Card's views abhorrent. I'm aware that he already got paid for the rights and so boycotting the film would do nothing. Is there a US pro gay rights charity (or any other charity in direct contravention to Mr Card's views) that I can donate to? This is basically carbon offsetting, but for ethics.
Around the time that the Supreme Court decided Loving v. Virginia, did any churches lose their tax exempt status either due to (A) political activities related to the fight over interracial marriage or (B) due to the refusal to conduct such marriages for its members? [more inside]
Help me think of a placard message for a marriage equality rally. Serious or silly! [more inside]
How do LGBT rights impact corporate, state, and federal policies? What are some trustworthy resources on the issues that the LGBT community and populace at large face? [more inside]
Where are the lesbians in the history of the Gay Rights Movement? [more inside]
Songs with homophobic lyrics? [more inside]
Legal/Social ramifications of giving reproductive stuff to a same-sex couple who wishes to conceive? [more inside]
How many attempts have there been to pass a constitutional amendment that limits marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman? [more inside]
This got me to thinking: Could a gay person/couple from the US seek asylum in another country (Canada, Sweden, etc) due to persecution/lack of civil liberties/some other reason?
Trying to figure out this bumper sticker I've been seeing around here (Buffalo, NY). Almost square, sporting a thick yellow equals sign (?) on a royal blue background. (MI)