Alex Welker

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"A (Queer) Book of Mormon Story" by Christopher Ammon

As far as Mormon families go, my Mormon family is pretty hot shit.<p>My grandfather, Grant Von Harrison, is one of the most renowned Mormon authors in history. His books on Mormon theology have been published and circulated in the millions making him one of the world's foremost experts on how to be a …

USA Freedom Act allows Yahoo to disclose 3 National Security Letters

For years, tech companies have received demands from federal law enforcement for users’ data — and they’ve had to keep those demands a secret. Today, Yahoo is finally able to share three of the National Security Letters it has received from the FBI.<p>The release of the three letters is the first time …

Surveillance

America’s trillion-dollar travesty: We may never fully extricate ourselves from the Middle East

Obama calls the killing of a Taliban leader “an important milestone.” Meanwhile war rages on in Iraq, Afghanistan<p>We have it on highest authority: the recent killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan marks “an important milestone.” So the president …

This politician’s guide to ‘LGBT jargon’ is the most offensive thing you’ll read all year

A British politician has released a “queer dictionary” to help people understand “LGBT jargon”, and it is SO offensive it is unreal.<p>Julia Gasper, a …

LGBTQI

Young Men Are Facing a Masculinity Crisis

We are at a historic moment in gender relations. The women’s movement can move ahead with the active support, involvement and encouragement of men, …

Too gay for TV? Get used to it, honey

A TV reporter was told by one viewer that his ‘gayness’ on screen was a problem. Well, guess what: we’re no longer going to try to pass as straight for your benefit<p>Arkansas TV reporter Mitchell McCoy recently got an email that he wanted to share with the world. “I’ve been holding back for months …

LGBTQI

Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill to criminalise abortion

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have passed a bill that would effectively ban abortion in the US state.<p>Under the controversial bill - passed by the Oklahoma state senate on Thursday with a vote of 33 to 12 - the act of performing an abortion would be made a crime. Any doctor found doing so, could face up to …

A conservative legal group’s chief mission is banning homosexuality, report says

Media Matters exposes how The Alliance Defending Freedom main motivation is oppressing gays<p>The Alliance Defending Freedom, one of the most powerful right-wing legal groups in the country, is persistently misrepresented as merely a “Christian legal organization.” Networks fail to mention the group’s …

We have an Orwellian 'shadow government' and your liberty is at risk

Washington insider Mike Lofgren earlier this year published a book called The Deep State - the Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government.<p>Elected governments and politicians come and go, but what persists is a “deep state”, a loose association of special interests that invariably …

Crime

A Gay Child Without a Face

Last week, the Jehovah's Witnesses released a video on their website to indoctrinate children with an intolerance of homosexuality. It's a very well produced cartoon that has received some unwanted attention and criticism, given that it is aimed at children. Its point is to insist that LGBT people …