WESTBORO “GOD HATES FAGS” CHURCH FOUNDER FRED PHELPS DIES AT 84

Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr — the founding pastor of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) — in independent Kansas church known for anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals — has died at age 84, according to a statement from the WBC. Phelps died from natural causes at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, said church spokesman…

Holy Pride

PROTEST IN TEL AVIV AGAINST ANTI-GAY VIOLENCE; ISRAEL UNVEILS FIRST LGBT HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. BY VICTOR MELAMED MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE marched in the streets of Tel Aviv last month to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel, reports Dan Littauer at LGBTQ Nation (www.lgbtqnation.com). The protest, labeled “Taking Back the Night,” was organized…