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SB 192 Nevada Dodged A Bullet

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
In the last session of the Assembled Wisdom several members of the Nevada Republican Party introduced SB 192 which “Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477).”   Those twho originally sponsored this bill included: Cegavske, Hutchison, Hammond,…

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Sen. Dean Heller comes out for ENDA

Surprise, surprise, surprise. Nevada’s GOP Sen. Dean Heller has come out in favor of — and yesterday voted for — the national Employment Non Discrimination Act (or ENDA) legislation currently causing controversy in Congress. Indeed, he cited Nevada’s early adoption of a state-level ENDA — strengthened in recent legislative sessions to add better protections for…

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Don’t believe the hype: ‘Ex-gay’ group is just re-branding

When news broke yesterday about Exodus International, I was immediately dubious. The pray-the-gay-away franchise disbanded its board and leaders publicly apologized: The president of Exodus, Alan Chambers, issued an apology, stating that “from a Judeo-Christian perspective, gay, straight or otherwise, we’re all prodigal sons and daughters” and that “Exodus International is the prodigal’s older brother,…

Erin Davies inside her "fag bug" car at the Beauty Bar on July 26, 2007. Photo by Bill Hughes

What the fag bug has meant to me, or, why this is my line in the sand

Are you ready for the NOH8 in Las Vegas hate crimes event TOMORROW? I can’t believe it’s almost here! You can still RSVP here. And all this planning has me thinking about the first time I organized an event for Erin Davies and her “fag bug.” I spent most of the summer of 2007 organizing…

Watch the ‘fag bug’ documentary FREE before NOH8LV

Did you know you can watch Erin Davies’ documentary “fag bug” for FREE before the NOH8 in Las Vegas hate crimes event on Friday? It’s available online for free on Hulu. You can also rent it on Netflix. We’ll be showing  a clip of the movie at the hate crimes event on Friday (have you…

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NOH8 in Las Vegas: Everything you need to know about the Fag Bug hate crimes event!

Have you RSVP‘d for the hate crimes event on April 19? You really should! It is shaping up to be a dynamic and inspirational event! For those of you who have missed the first half-dozen times I’ve talked about it, Erin Davies and her world-famous “Fag Bug” are returning to Las Vegas on Friday, April…