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Film Censorship: James Franco’s Protest Video Over Australian Film Ban

The film titled “I Want Your Love,” a collaboration between Hollywood star James Franco and director Travis Mathews, has been banned by Australian Classification Board. The Board stated the film was gratuitous in its depiction of gay sex, even though

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Posted in Film Censorship, LGBT

LGBT Rights: US Policy on Gays Draws Strong, Mixed Reactions

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, December 8, 2011. The Obama administration’s announcement that it will combat efforts abroad to criminalize homosexual conduct is drawing criticism from U.S. conservatives, and praise from gay and human rights activists. Secretary of State

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Posted in Human Rights, LGBT, Political Censorship

Ban Censorship, Not Books or Websites

On July 25, 2011, the Republic School District Board in southwest Missouri voted unanimously to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer from its curriculum and library. Banning books from libraries is nothing new, but across

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

ACLU Marks Banned Websites Awareness Day with Report on LGBT Censorship in Schools

Public schools across the country are largely receptive to removing web filters that block educational content related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, according to a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

The Scary Religious Ideology Behind Michele Bachmann’s Anti-Gay Crusade

Does the draconian mandate of Old Testament law drive Michele and Marcus Bachmann’s war on LGBT people? People who don’t like LGBT people often cite a range of reasons for their disdain. Take GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.,

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Amusement Park Tells Lesbian To Remove Gay Marriage Shirt

“This is a family park,” said Dollywood amusement park employee to Olivier Odom after he asked her to remove her sarcastic “Marriage is so Gay” t-shirt, according to Knoxville, Tennessee’s WBIR. Apparently, the Dollywood gatekeeper did not realize that marriage

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Censorship Gone Too Far? Canadian Catholic School Bans Rainbows

When it comes to (man-made) rainbows, students are told to stick it where the sun don’t shine. An Ontario Catholic high school is so adamant about pushing gay issues under the rug that it’s banned rainbows. According to Xtra!, a

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Iran: “We Are Everywhere” Campaign Against Homophobia

By Hamid Tehrani Arsham Parsi is the founder and director of the Iranian Queer Organization based in Toronto, Canada. In 2008, he told Global Voices, “the Internet has been a gift to us.” This year, on May 17, the International

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Posted in Human Rights

Gay & Lesbian Awareness Sites Blocked By Avoca District 37: ACLU Threatens Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to file suit against a suburban Chicago school district unless that district stops blocking gay and lesbian advocacy websites on its school computers. Avoca School District 37 has one week to correct the

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Posted in Human Rights

LGBT Activists Launch Boycott Against Chik-fil-A, Conservative Christians’ Response: Buy “Jesus Chicken”

By Steven D | Sourced from Booman Tribune Chik-fil-A makes “Jesus Chicken” doncha know. And now I suppose I have to answer the inevitable question: what makes Chik-fil-A chicken so good that the Son of God has given it his

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Religious Censorship

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