Robert Van Hook, who fatally stabbed David Self in 1985 in Cincinnati and then attempted a "gay panic" defense, was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday by the state of Ohio. CBS News … [Read more...] about Ohio Executes Killer Who Attempted ‘Gay Panic’ Defense
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a ban via a budget amendment on the gay and trans panic defenses from being used to defend criminals in New York State: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today … [Read more...] about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Moves to Ban ‘Gay Panic’ and ‘Trans Panic’ Defenses
(screenshot) As with most headlines that end in a question mark, the answer is "No," though in this case the more accurate answer is, "Not entirely but it may be playing a … [Read more...] about Slate Asks, Has Gay Panic Ruined Bodybuilding?
Openly gay New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace has introduced a bill that would ban the use of the "gay panic" defense in court, NJ.com reports: “I want to make sure that we’re paying … [Read more...] about New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace Introduces Bill to Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense
Now this is a far cry from "I think gay marriage should be between a man and a woman." California Governor Jerry Brown (pictured) has signed four new laws that bolster LGBT rights in the … [Read more...] about Four New Laws to Protect LGBT People in California
Mike Hadreas — better known as Perfume Genius — likes to get confessional. On his most recent LP, the acclaimed sophomore effort Put Your Back N 2 It, Hadreas sang about family issues, and he … [Read more...] about Perfume Genius Gets Confessional in ‘Queen’: MUSIC VIDEO
Paul Kelly is a Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia. Though he hasn't made his views on the subject known, it's safe to assume that he doesn't believe in marriage equality. (If he … [Read more...] about Catholic Priest Fights For Sanctity Of LGBT Life