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Damian Furtch

Man arrested in alleged hate crime beating in NYC says no bias because he too is gay

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Police have arrested one of two men responsible for an alleged hate crime attack on a gay man in New York City’s West Village last month, but the man arrested claims the attack was not a hate crime -- because he is also gay. [ Read more → ]
Rev. James St. George

Gay pastor reaches settlement with Catholic college, lands new teaching job

Sunday, April 3, 2011
A Pennsylvania professor and cleric, who was forced to leave Chestnut Hill College because he is gay, has reached a settlement with his former employer, and has landed a new teaching job at the University of Pennsylvania. [ Read more → ]
Passport immigration stamp

U.S. government again prohibiting green-card applications from same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The U.S. government is once again prohibiting foreign spouses of gay and lesbian Americans from applying for green cards, federal authorities announced Wednesday. [ Read more → ]

Archie Comics’ openly gay character gets four issue spin-off

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Archie’s first openly gay character Kevin Keller will receive receiving his own run in a four-issue spin-off this June. [ Read more → ]

Indiana state Senate votes to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Indiana state Senate on Tuesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban both gay marriage as well as civil unions. [ Read more → ]
Braney Frank

Frank plans to reintroduce Employment Non-Discrimination Act this week

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is expected to reintroduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) this week, as early as Wednesday, but said he was not optimistic about the bill's passage in the near term. [ Read more → ]
Damian Furtch

Police seek attackers in latest anti-gay assault in New York’s West Village

Monday, March 28, 2011
New York City police are searching for two men responsible for a hate crime attack on a gay man in the city's West Village over the weekend. [ Read more → ]
Don Schieferdecker

Illinois sheriff under fire for anti-Semitic, homophobic Facebook comment

Sunday, March 27, 2011
A west-central Illinois county sheriff has come under fire after making a derogatory post on Facebook, in which he referred to a co-worker as a "little fag jew boy." [ Read more → ]
Fred Karger

Fred Karger, first openly gay candidate, announces run for President

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Fred Karger, a retired political consultant and former adviser to three Republican presidents, has announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination for President of the United States. He will be the first openly gay Republican ever to run for President. [ Read more → ]

Two Denver police officers fired over excessive force, beating of gay man

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Two Denver police officers were dismissed on Friday for their involvement in a controversial beating a gay man almost two years ago that was captured on police surveillance video. [ Read more → ]

Montana anti-gay bill fizzles in state Senate due to lack of support

Sunday, March 27, 2011
A bill in the Montana state legislature that would overturn a Missoula city ordinance that protects gay people from discrimination, was pulled from the Senate floor last week because it lacked support from GOP leadership. [ Read more → ]

Texas, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma: states hold onto laws defining gay ‘conduct’ illegal

Sunday, March 27, 2011
"Homosexual conduct" is still a crime in Texas -- and at least three other states -- eight years after the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down the state’s sodomy law, and invalidated similar laws across the country. [ Read more → ]

Maryland House of Delegates passes gender identity protections bill

Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Maryland House of Delegates on Saturday approved the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act, legislation that would prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and credit for Transgender Marylanders. [ Read more → ]

Colorado state Senate approves civil unions; bill’s future uncertain in state House

Friday, March 25, 2011
The Colorado State Senate on Thursday passed the second of two required votes on a bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples couples. The bill now moves to the House where its fate is less certain. [ Read more → ]

Westboro (‘God hates fags’) church to picket Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral

Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Westboro Baptist Church, home of anti-gay extremists and the “Gods Hate Fags” fundamentalist movement, announced plans to protest at the funeral of Elizabeth Taylor, who died early Wednesday. [ Read more → ]

amfAR pays tribute to Elizabeth Taylor for years of fighting HIV/AIDS (Video)

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor lent her voice to the voiceless, her iconic image to those who had previously been invisible, and her compassion and determination to a cause many others had shunned: the fight against HIV/AIDS. [ Read more → ]

Screen legend, HIV/AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, died today from congestive heart failure at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by her four children. [ Read more → ]

Apple dumps ‘Gay Cure’ iPhone App after 146,000 people petition for its removal

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Truth Wins Out and praised Apple today after the company removed a virulently anti-gay iPhone app launched by Exodus International that promoted “curing” gay people. [ Read more → ]

Delaware statewide poll shows broad support for same-sex civil unions

Sunday, March 20, 2011
A new public opinion poll reveals there are twice as many likely voters in Delaware who support same-sex civil unions as there are voters who oppose civil unions. [ Read more → ]

Uganda Parliament likely to consider ‘Kill the Gays’ bill soon

Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Ugandan Parliament will reconvene next week and is expected to consider the anti-homosexuality legislation often referred to as the "Kill the Gays" bill. [ Read more → ]
Montana state capitol in Helena.

Bill to prevent LGBT protections passes first hurdle in Montana Senate

Saturday, March 19, 2011
A bill that would prohibit local municipalities from enacting ordinances that include sexual orientation as a protected class from discrimination, passed its first hurdle in the Montana Senate on Friday. [ Read more → ]
Ted Olson

Attorneys file final brief asking appeals court to lift stay on Prop 8 ruling

Saturday, March 19, 2011
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and its legal team filed a reply brief on Thursday, supporting a motion in the Ninth Circuit asking that the Court immediately lift an order preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in California. [ Read more → ]

Isle of Man legalizes civil partnerships for same-sex couples

Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Isle of Man, a self-governing British dependency, is the newest country to grant same-sex couples the right to civil partnerships. [ Read more → ]

It’s still illegal to have gay sex in Montana, years after Supreme Court ruling

Friday, March 18, 2011
A Montana legislative committee on Friday killed a bill that would have decriminalized homosexual sex -- keeping a law on the books that was ruled unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court in 1997, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003. [ Read more → ]

Glee’s big gay kiss: ‘Sickening,’ says SNL alum Victoria Jackson

Friday, March 18, 2011
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss locked lips earlier this week, when FOX's hit series "Glee" consummated the long-running crush between Kurt and Blaine, but not everyone found the episode quite that romantic. [ Read more → ]
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