gay rights http://kuow.org en Flee Or Die: Olympia Quakers Support Uganda's Underground Railroad http://kuow.org/post/flee-or-die-olympia-quakers-support-ugandas-underground-railroad <p>In March, Talcott Broadhead received a call from a friend. Weeks earlier, the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act was signed into law, and a crisis was emerging in the small nation in East Africa.</p><p>The act calls for the imprisonment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people, and was inspired in part by three American evangelical Christians Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:51:23 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38432 at http://kuow.org Flee Or Die: Olympia Quakers Support Uganda's Underground Railroad Geoffrey McGrath: The Inadvertent Spokesman For Gay Rights http://kuow.org/post/geoffrey-mcgrath-inadvertent-spokesman-gay-rights <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Seattleite Geoffrey McGrath about his path from a hiking/biking software engineer&nbsp; to international spokesperson for gay rights after his membership from the Boy Scouts of America was revoked for his sexual orientation. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:24:10 +0000 Hannah Burn & Marcie Sillman 35779 at http://kuow.org Geoffrey McGrath: The Inadvertent Spokesman For Gay Rights Pocatello Vote Seen As Test Of Gay-Rights Measures In Idaho http://kuow.org/post/pocatello-vote-seen-test-gay-rights-measures-idaho <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/051914JR_GayRightsVote_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Voters in Pocatello, Idaho will decide the fate of the city’s non-discrimination ordinance Tuesday.<p> Tue, 20 May 2014 05:08:33 +0000 Jessica Robinson 34776 at http://kuow.org Pocatello Vote Seen As Test Of Gay-Rights Measures In Idaho How The First Openly Gay NFL Player Could Open Doors For Others http://kuow.org/post/how-first-openly-gay-nfl-player-could-open-doors-others <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://www.thenation.com/authors/dave-zirin">Dave Zirin</a>, sports editor at The Nation, about Michael Sam — the first openly gay football player to be drafted by a National Football League team. Mon, 12 May 2014 22:22:27 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 34326 at http://kuow.org How The First Openly Gay NFL Player Could Open Doors For Others No Quick Ruling Expected In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/no-quick-ruling-expected-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042314CLmarriagesuperspot_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Attorneys for four same-sex couples called Oregon's gay marriage ban a "state imposed badge of inferiority" during arguments in federal court Wednesday.<p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:11:23 +0000 Chris Lehman 33191 at http://kuow.org No Quick Ruling Expected In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Judge Won't Issue Immediate Decision In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/judge-wont-issue-immediate-decision-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042214CL_gaymarriage_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A federal judge in Oregon will not issue an immediate decision Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 33090 at http://kuow.org Judge Won't Issue Immediate Decision In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Rainier Beach Pastor: We Can't Serve The Community Without Welcoming Everyone http://kuow.org/post/rainier-beach-pastor-we-cant-serve-community-without-welcoming-everyone <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Reverend Monica Corsaro of the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church about the <a href="http://kuow.org/post/meetings-will-continue-rainier-beach-church-despite-revocation-boy-scout-charter">future of Boy Scout Troop 98</a>. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:50:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 33054 at http://kuow.org Rainier Beach Pastor: We Can't Serve The Community Without Welcoming Everyone National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/national-group-attempts-11th-hour-intervention-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042114CL_challenge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A national group that opposes same-sex marriage is trying to intervene in a case scheduled to go before a federal judge in Oregon this week.<p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:07:22 +0000 Chris Lehman 33005 at http://kuow.org National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Meetings Will Continue At Rainier Beach Church Despite Revocation Of Boy Scout Charter http://kuow.org/post/meetings-will-continue-rainier-beach-church-despite-revocation-boy-scout-charter <p></p><p>The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of <a href="http://rainierbeachumc.org/">Rainier Beach United Methodist Church</a> in Seattle after the church's youth program allowed a gay adult to continue leading the troop. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:27:54 +0000 Patricia Murphy 32962 at http://kuow.org Meetings Will Continue At Rainier Beach Church Despite Revocation Of Boy Scout Charter Boy Scouts Of America's Policy On Gay Troop Members And Leaders http://kuow.org/post/boy-scouts-americas-policy-gay-troop-members-and-leaders <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Richard Ellis, the author of <a href="http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/elljud.html">"Judging the Boy Scouts of America,"</a> about how and why the Boy Scouts of America developed its current policies on gay troop members and gay troop leaders. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:09:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32337 at http://kuow.org Boy Scouts Of America's Policy On Gay Troop Members And Leaders Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill http://kuow.org/post/arizona-gov-brewer-vetoes-controversial-bill Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors' religious beliefs.<p>Brewer, a Republican, announced her decision at a news conference held Wednesday afternoon, following a flurry of meetings between the governor and state legislators.<p><strong>Update at 7:52 p.m. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:29:49 +0000 Bill Chappell 29554 at http://kuow.org Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth http://kuow.org/post/seattle-catholic-students-form-underground-clubs-lgbtq-youth <p></p><p><em>Clarification 2/12/14: The text of this story has been edited to include a response from Audrey Long’s parents. They say they never attempted to take their daughter to a Christian gay conversion therapist.</em></p><p>Four years ago, as a freshman at Holy Names Academy,&nbsp;an all-girls Seattle Catholic school, Audrey Long came out to her family. It wasn’t a positive experience. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:39:08 +0000 Katherine Sims & Nina Tran & Rachel Lam & RadioActive Youth Media 27665 at http://kuow.org Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth 'The Games Have Always Been A Little Gay': Video For Gay Rights At The Olympics Goes Viral http://kuow.org/post/games-have-always-been-little-gay-video-gay-rights-olympics-goes-viral <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.cidi-icdi.ca/team-member/michael-bach/">Michael Bach</a>, founder and CEO of the <a href="http://www.cidi-icdi.ca/">Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion,</a> about a viral <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effb2JYiKXM">video </a>advocating for gay rights in Russia. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:47:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 28406 at http://kuow.org 'The Games Have Always Been A Little Gay': Video For Gay Rights At The Olympics Goes Viral Stepping Outside Of The Box, And Onto The Stage http://kuow.org/post/stepping-outside-box-and-stage <p>We throw toast at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, hear what people on the street think about the movement for LGBTQ rights, and learn about the fight to integrate LGBTQ support groups into local Catholic schools. This month's podcast features stories about people who are stepping outside of their comfort zones and finding supportive communities.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:20:05 +0000 Max Hutton & Chris Otey & Isaac Noren & Katherine Sims & Nina Tran & Rachel Lam & RadioActive Youth Media 27966 at http://kuow.org Stepping Outside Of The Box, And Onto The Stage Gay Rights Advocates: Idaho Bills Would Upend Local Discrimination Bans http://kuow.org/post/gay-rights-advocates-idaho-bills-would-upend-local-discrimination-bans <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012914JR_IdahoLicenses_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Gay rights advocates say legislation introduced this week in Idaho would undermine local anti-discrimination ordinances passed in seven Idaho cities.<p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:35:31 +0000 Jessica Robinson 27916 at http://kuow.org Gay Rights Advocates: Idaho Bills Would Upend Local Discrimination Bans