Here's the latest from Andy Thayer

Censored From HuffPo / Chicago: ”Who Cares Who Wins the Elections”

As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago’s website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper “line” on next Tuesday’s elections. As allies of […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 5

Chicago Nightclub CANCELS ”Kill Gays” Capleton Performance

Once Again, Public Pressure Delivers the Goods Please THANK “Kinetic Playground” Nightclub for Doing the Right Thing! CHICAGO — Through a series of negotiations this week and last and with the threat of a demonstration, […]

Posted in: Music, News & Rumors, Politics & Activism 14 years ago 2

Leading Russian Gay Activist Arrested/Disappeared

Leading Russian gay activist and former Feast of Fun guest Nikolai Aleksyev was arrested and “disappeared” by Russian police yesterday as he attempted to travel abroad out of one of Moscow’s airports. Under Russian law, […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 2

Daley’s Retirement — a View From the LGBT Left

He got out just in time. At the outset of the recession, the city already was a financial basket case, slipping dramatically further once the Olympics announcement was safely out of the way. The huge […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 0

The ”End” of the Iraq War?

In his speech to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama essentially claimed to be ending the U.S. war in Iraq, and preparing to wind up U.S. domination of Afghanistan and by implication, elsewhere.  Nothing could […]

Posted in: Image, Politics & Activism 14 years ago 0

Moscow Gay Pride Launched with News Conference Denouncing Mayor’s 5th Ban of the Event

Russian gay leader vows, “Whatever the courts decide, the right to protest is guaranteed under the Russian constitution and we intend to exercise our rights.” U.S. gay activist Andy Thayer says “this Saturday, this gay […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 1

While Russian Gov’t Bigots Seem Steadfast, the Ground is Shifting Beneath Them

New protests are providing the fuel for progressive and legal change for gays in Russia. MOSCOW, Russia, early morning, 5/27/10 — While the bigoted mayor of this city has once again banned gay pride this […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 1

Gay Rights Activist Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka Dies in Polish Air Crash

While the straight press focuses most of its attention on the death of arch-homophobe Polish President Lech Kaczynski (whom we in GLN picketed when Mayor Daley feted him in Chicago a few years back), people […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 7

West Suburban Anti-Gay Group’s Website Labeled a “Hate Group” by Southern Poverty Law Center

After years of vilifying gays as disease-prone and child molesters, the website of the Naperville-based anti-gay organization Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) recently became listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 14 years ago 22

State of the Union

Last night, President Obama reiterated his pledge to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but as many bloggers have noted, he could have issued a stop/loss order to stop the anti-gay purges on Day 1 when […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 15 years ago 1


Reply Please note that today’s protest is canceled. However, there will be a protest in front of Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, Feb. 12 — see... » More

On Cardinal George, You’ve Got to be Kidding

I wish it were simply the incompetence of the police. Instead, they directly attacked us, with the fascists getting in their kicks and punches where... » More

On Moscow Pride 2011: a Response to the Obama Administration’s Statement

By our count, 18 pro-lgbt demonstrators were arrested today (15 Russians and 3 internationals), as were an unknown number of fascists who tried to attack us.... » More

On Moscow Gays to Defy Police & Neo-Nazi Threats

My statement at the Press Conference on the Day Before Moscow Pride 2011 Introduction by Nikolai Alekseev, President of GayRussia: [Switching from Russian to English]…and the third time... » More

On Moscow Gays to Defy Police & Neo-Nazi Threats
Reply Yes, a nice victory! The only shame is that Apple still hasn’t issued a public apology, let alone acknowledged that they made a mistake in... » More

On Protest Apple’s Sponsorship of Anti-Gay Phone App!