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Southwest pilot apologizes for homophobic rant... Sort of

Southwest pilot apologizes for homophobic rant… Sort of

James Fritzen Taylor, the Southwest Airlines pilot who made news for the homophobic cockpit screed that was caught on tape, has issued an general mea culpa for his ‘offensive’ and ‘derogatory’ remarks. Well, to be clear, he is sorry for being ‘insensitive’ and wants to move past things. His blanket apology, however, didn’t specifically mention…


US senators tell LGBT kids 'It Gets Better'

US senators tell LGBT kids ‘It Gets Better’

A group of Democratic US Senators, including Illinois’ own Dick Durbin, have joined the ranks of high profile people sending messages of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘ campaign. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.),…


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