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Tennessee state Senate approves amended version of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Friday, May 20, 2011
The Tennessee state Senate on Friday approved a controversial aimed at prohibiting teachers from discussing homosexuality in kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. [ Read more → ]

Several Minnesota legislators seeking to ‘protect’ traditional marriage, are divorced

Friday, May 20, 2011
A new report by The American Independent indicates that several key Minnesota state legislators who say they want to protect marriage, are divorced. [ Read more → ]

Gallup: For first time ever, majority of Americans support same-sex marrige

Friday, May 20, 2011
A majority of Americans -- 53 percent -- now believe same-sex marriage should be recognized as legally valid, and with the same rights and benefits as traditional marriage, according to a Gallup Poll released on Friday. [ Read more → ]
Protestors outside the Minnesota House chambers.

Minnesota House adjourns without voting on anti-gay marriage amendment

Friday, May 20, 2011
The Minnesota House of Representatives adjourned Thursday night without voting on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Rhode Island House gives overwhelming approval to same-sex civil unions bill

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Rhode Island's House of Representatives on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to approve a same-sex civil unions bill. [ Read more → ]
Jared Max

ESPN radio announcer Jared Max reveals ‘gargantuan size secret’ — ‘I’m gay’

Thursday, May 19, 2011
New York sports announcer Jared Max on Thursday announced to his radio audience that he is gay. [ Read more → ]

George Takei has a solution to Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill (Video)

Thursday, May 19, 2011
In this new video, openly gay actor George Takei takes on the Tennessee state legislature and its "Don't Say Gay" bill. [ Read more → ]
Ronald Crump

Jury awards gay cop $1.1 million in harassment, retaliation lawsuit

Thursday, May 19, 2011
A Los Angeles police sergeant who claimed he was harassed because he is gay, and then retaliated against for reporting the incidents, was awarded $1.1 million by a jury on Thursday. [ Read more → ]

American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer: ‘Gays are Nazis’

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Bryan Fischer, the openly bigoted Director of Analysis for Government and Policy for the anti-gay hate group American Family Association, says — quite simply — that gays are Nazis. [ Read more → ]

Three suspects in custody following attack outside El Paso gay bar

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the brutal beating of a man outside an El Paso, Tex., gay nightclub earlier this month. [ Read more → ]

Minnesota House committee votes to advance anti-gay marriage bill

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A Minnesota state House committee on Wednesday narrowly voted to advance a bill calling for a statewide vote to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Caleb Laiesk

Arizona teen lobbies Congress for support of Student Non-Discrimination Act

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
An Arizona teen who started his anti-bullying activism when he was forced to drop out of high school at the age of 14, has taken his cause to Washington to lobby Congress to make schools a safer environment for LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn

Bloomberg, Quinn pressure NY GOP state Senators to support marriage equality

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn were in Albany on Tuesday, and lobbied Republican State Senators pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Rhode Island House committee advances same-sex civil unions bill

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A Rhode Island state House committee on Tuesday voted to advance a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples — the same bill that was met with scorn by gay marriage supporters and opponents at the committee hearing last week. [ Read more → ]

OK rejects bullying bill, ‘tired of people coming to legislature to solve problems’

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Oklahoma lawmakers have voted against strengthening the state’s anti-bullying laws. [ Read more → ]

Nevada state Assembly approves transgender workplace protections bill

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Nevada state Assembly on Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill that would prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of gender identity and expression. [ Read more → ]

Officials revoke permission to organize Moscow’s first ever gay pride event

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Just weeks after organizers had been told they would be permitted to hold the first ever gay pride parade in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities on Tuesday rejected their application, citing a risk of public disorder. [ Read more → ]
Devlin Burke

Kentucky man sentenced in hate crime attack outside gay-friendly bar

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A Kentucky judge on Tuesday ruled that a white supremacist had committed a hate crime when he attacked four people last year outside a bar frequented by gays. [ Read more → ]

‘Vogue’ Editor Anna Wintour is a New Yorker for marriage equality

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine, supports marriage equality. [ Read more → ]

LGBT advocacy groups urge Orbitz to drop Fox News over anti-gay rhetoric

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Media Matters on Monday kicked off its "DropFox" campaign by urging Orbitz, an online travel site, to pull its ads from the anti-LGBT Fox News network. [ Read more → ]
Scott Walker

WI governor wants to strip domestic partner benefits from gay couples

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has asked a judge to allow his state to stop defending a new domestic partner registry that grants gay couples hospital visitation and other rights, because he said it violates the state constitution. [ Read more → ]
Hilary Clinton

Clinton issues statement supporting International Day Against Homophobia

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Today, May 17, is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the seventh annual event to bring attention to LGBT issues in more than 50 countries. [ Read more → ]
Will Sheridan

Former Villanova basketball star Will Sheridan: ‘I’m gay’

Monday, May 16, 2011
Former Villanova basketball player Will Sheridan on Monday revealed publicly that he is gay. [ Read more → ]

Don Lemon talks race, childhood abuse, and coming out as gay

Monday, May 16, 2011
In his first television interviews since coming out publicly on Sunday night, CNN anchor Don Lemon talks about race, being abused as a child, and his sexuality. [ Read more → ]
Teonna Monae Brown

McDonald’s attackers face hate crime charges in beating of transgender female

Monday, May 16, 2011
A grand jury has indicted two female suspects on hate crime charges in the attack on a transgender woman at a Baltimore area McDonald's last month. [ Read more → ]
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