Category: National News

UMASS GUARD DERRICK GORDON COMES OUT AS FIRST OPENLY GAY NCAA DIVISION I BASKETBALL PLAYER

UMASS GUARD DERRICK GORDON COMES OUT AS FIRST OPENLY GAY NCAA DIVISION I BASKETBALL PLAYER

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

  GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, and the You Can Play Project, one of North America’s leading organizations dedicated to ensuring equality in sports, today hailed Derrick Gordon’s coming out as the first openly gay National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I basketball player. “The tidal wave of […]

RUPERT MURDOCH TWITTER RANT: BOYCOTT GUINNESS OVER LGBT SUPPORT

RUPERT MURDOCH TWITTER RANT: BOYCOTT GUINNESS OVER LGBT SUPPORT

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014

by Jason St. Amand, National News Editor Edge on the Net – Good old cranky Rupert Murdoch is no stranger to lashing out on Twitter, and on Monday the media magnate decided to voice his disproval of Irish beer producer Guinness to pull out of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade over its policy that […]

CHICK-FIL-A CEO REGRETS CONTROVERSY... BUT

CHICK-FIL-A CEO REGRETS CONTROVERSY… BUT

[ 0 ] March 16, 2014

by Jason St. Amand, National News Editor Edge on the Net – Dan Cathy, the CEO of Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A who made headlines nearly two years ago for denouncing gay marriage, opened up about his controversial statements in a new interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday. “Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, […]

REPORT: SOUTHERN STATES WATCH THE MOST GAY PORN

REPORT: SOUTHERN STATES WATCH THE MOST GAY PORN

[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge on the Net One of the largest porn video sharing sites on the Internet, teamed up with Buzzfeed to find which states watch the most gay porn. Porhub and Buzzfeed wondered: “Do the states with legalized gay marriage watch more gay porn than the states where it is still illegal?” Although […]

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER OKs GAY PLAYER PROTECTIONS

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER OKs GAY PLAYER PROTECTIONS

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general. The efforts are aimed at reinforcing the league’s policies against discrimination. They include expanded training for players, a centralized complaint system and posting a code of conduct prohibiting discrimination […]

MICHELE BACHMANN: THE LGBT COMMUNITY IS BULLYING AMERICA

MICHELE BACHMANN: THE LGBT COMMUNITY IS BULLYING AMERICA

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014

by Jason St. Amand, National News Editor Edge on the Net -  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is still upset that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the state’s controversial bill that would allow business owners to discriminate against LGBT customers. According to a report by Right Wing Watch, Bachmann told talk show host Lars Larson during an interview at CPAC last […]

NEW GENDER OPTIONS FOR FACEBOOK USERS

NEW GENDER OPTIONS FOR FACEBOOK USERS

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press -  You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. Facebook said the changes, shared with The […]

DALLAS NEWS ANCHOR SCHOOLS BIGOTS ON LGBT’S PLACE IN SPORTS

DALLAS NEWS ANCHOR SCHOOLS BIGOTS ON LGBT’S PLACE IN SPORTS

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge on the Net -  A video of a sports anchor for Dallas’s ABC affiliate station WFAA has gone viral this week. In the clip, the anchor gives a surprising, yet extremely touching speech about LGBT acceptance in sports, specifically in the National Football League. Anchor Dale Hansen’s speech came […]

STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON OPENLY GAY PLAYER MICHAEL SAM ENTERING NFL DRAFT

STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON OPENLY GAY PLAYER MICHAEL SAM ENTERING NFL DRAFT

[ 0 ] February 10, 2014

  NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued the following statement in response to the announcement yesterday by National Football League draft prospect Michael Sam that he is gay.“No American should face barriers to professional advancement because of their sexual orientation, whether as a teacher, a judge, or a professional football player. […]

AT&T CONDEMNS ANTI-LGBT LAW IN RUSSIA, SETS EXAMPLE FOR OTHER OLYMPIC SPONSORS

AT&T CONDEMNS ANTI-LGBT LAW IN RUSSIA, SETS EXAMPLE FOR OTHER OLYMPIC SPONSORS

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014

AT&T first major U.S. corporation to denounce anti-LGBT law Today, AT&T became the first major U.S. corporation to make a public statement condemning the anti-LGBT Russian law outlawing “homosexual propaganda.” Since the passage of the law last June, the Russian LGBT community has been targeted with violence, harassment, bomb threats, and limitations on its freedom […]

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