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Donald Trump and his son told anti-LGBTQ extremist Roy Moore to not run for Senate, saying that his “ego” is less important than Make America Great Again . Before his failed 2017 bid for U.S. Senator from Alabama, Moore was best known for losing his job as chief justice of the state supreme court twice due to his refusal to follow the law instead of his personal Christian conservative views. During the campaign, though, several women accused him of making inappropriate...

Alabama lawmakers have passed legislation that would eliminate marriage licenses in the state. The measure is widely seen as a punitive attack on the LGBTQ community after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage years ago. A license would no longer be required to get married under the new law. Instead, couples would file an affidavit that they were married and it would be recorded. Judges in the state have been using a loophole to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay...

“I’m really proud of that episode. And I will defend it to anybody who wants to talk about it. Why shouldn’t their teacher marry another man? We all know people who are gay, who are trans, and it’s something that is socially acceptable. Why is there this discomfort that it takes a leap into our national media? I don’t want children or people who are different to feel excluded. That’s not the kind of world we want to live in. And...

In its race to be the most draconian, antiquated state in the union, Alabama Public Television refused this week to air an episode of the beloved PBS children’s show Arthur because it depicts the title character’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marrying another male. “Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate, and inspire,” Mike McKenzie, a spokesperson for APT, said in a statement. “Parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We...

Continuing its campaign for most draconian, antiquated state in the union, Alabama Public Television has refused to run an episode of the children’s show Arthur that depicts the title character’s teacher marrying another man. The news came this week, just after Alabama passed a complete ban on abortion rights in the state. Mike McKenzie, a spokesperson for APT, told NBC “Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate, and inspire. More...

Mr. Ratburn and boyfriend Patrick get married on PBS’s ‘Arthur’ (image via PBS)Instinct recently reported that a character on the long-running PBS children’s show, Arthur, was getting married to his male partner. In an episode titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” it turns out that Arthur’s stern yet forgiving 3rd grade teacher is gay, and marries his boyfriend, Patrick. The storyline was celebrated by LGBTQ advocacy groups like GLAAD: When we...
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Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS’s Arthur episode that included a same-sex marriage. In the episode, which aired nationwide May 13, Arthur and his friends attend their beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn’s nuptials to his partner. APT preempted the episode by showing a re-run of Arthur. Mike Mckenzie, director of programming at APT, said APT was notified by WGBH and PBS in mid-April about the episode titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and decided to show a re-run. Mckenzie said...
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Rest in power, Nigel. A gay teen from Huntsville, Alabama, has died by suicide after enduring anti-gay bullying. Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old freshman at Huntsville High School, was bullied at school by classmates because of his sexuality. He reportedly died last week. https://www.facebook.com/RocketCityPrideAL/posts/2201450500171312 Tennessee Valley Rocket City Pride, a local LGBTQ advocacy group, shared the news of Shelby’s death on Facebook with links to resources for queer youth in the region. “There are no words that can be said to make sense of...
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The bill passed 26-0 in the state Senate on Thursday, 21 March Lawmakers in Alabama have unanimously voted to stop issuing marriage licenses. This is because some of the state’s judges don’t want to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. What happened? The Alabama Senate approved this bill on Thursday, 21 March. Sponsored by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton, the bill passed 26-0. It will now move to the state’s House. If passed, Alabama will become the only state where marriage licenses would...
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Inmate being held on suspicion of killing Billy Jack Gaither's murderer A man convicted of the murder of gay man Billy Jack Gaither has himself been killed in an Alabama prison. Steven Eric Mullins was found unresponsive last Tuesday at the St. Clair Correctional Facility, Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced Monday. Mullins, 45, was serving a life sentence for the 1999 kidnap and murder of 39-year-old Gaither in Coosa County. Gaither’s murder sparked a national outcry and a movement to include sexual...
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"He just though he could, for lack of better words, 'straighten him out.'" An Alabama man and his girlfriend have been found guilty of the rape of his 11-year-old son. According to prosecutors, Sean Cole, 29, encouraged Khadeijah Moore, 20, to sexually assault the boy, who is autistic, because he feared he was gay. The youth, who’s name is being kept private, lives with his mother but was visiting Cole in Huntsville over Thanksgiving in 2016. After Cole found his son...
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The internet went into an absolute frenzy on Monday when word got out that an openly gay marine named Neil Rafferty had made the decision to run for congressman in Alabama. If Rafferty wins, he will be the first ever openly gay congressman to have served the state of Alabama, which is awesome beyond any sort of verbiage at this point. He is running for a seat in Alabama State House District 54, which is currently vacated. The best part...
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The politics in the state of Alabama has definitely been polarizing over the past couple of months, thanks to alleged pedophile Roy Moore being defeated by Doug Jones back in December. Now, it looks as if Alabama will be at the center of hopefully something very historic, as the state has the chance to elect its first ever openly gay male congressman this year! Neil Rafferty, an openly gay marine, made the decision on Sunday night to run for a...
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It's been a huge week for Doug Jones, who was elected Alabama's new senator in a super tight race against the awfully disgusting Roy Moore. His win will ensure a ton of great things for his state, and hopefully the country. Oh, and unbeknownst to this writer, he has a super hot gay son as well. Brace yourself, fellas. His name is Carson Jones. His job is being a (hot) zookeeper. He's adorable, beardy, and has a great smile to...

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