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Marriage equality advocates deliver more than 3,000 petitions to Wis. AG’s office

MADISON, Wis. -- Marriage equality advocates on Thursday dropped off more than 3,200 petitions at the Wisconsin Attorney General's office, hoping to assert some last minute influence ahead of Tuesday's hearing on the state's same0sex marriage ban at the ...

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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus for promoting ‘lesbian sex’

Miley Cyrus
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds and for allegedly inciting lesbian sex. The National Commission of Public Entertainment and Radio ...

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Lawmaker blames Spain’s trillion dollar debt on ‘subsidies to homosexuals’

Luz Elena Sanín
A Spanish lawmaker is facing calls to resign after blaming Spain's $1 trillion deficit on "subsidies offered to homosexuals" by the previous socialist government. The Local reports that Popular Party senator Luz Elena Sanín told journalists that Spain’s ruling conservative ...

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Detroit police investigating three shootings against LGBT residents

DETROIT -- Police in Detroit, Mich., are investigating three potentially related violent crimes against LGBT people in the city's sprawling Palmer Park. The attacks have left one victim dead and two others injured after a series of shootings in recent ...

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Fla. AG defends fight against same-sex marriage: ‘I’m just getting started’

Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is defending her fight against five state and federal court rulings declaring the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. Appearing before a group of Republican supporters Thursday -- just hours after a federal judge ruled ...

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Actress Kristin Chenoweth voices her support for marriage equality

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth voices her support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign. In the video, Chenoweth states, “The bottom line is that regardless of ...

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Calif. legislature OKs bill allowing birth certificates to reflect same-sex parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that would modernize birth certificates to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender. ...

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Someone on Capitol Hill making transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles

WASHINGTON -- An anonymous user with an IP address originating from the U.S. House of Representatives has repeatedly made edits to Wikipedia articles on topics related to the transgender community. Business Insider reports that the edits generally are critical of ...

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Transgender teen struggling with depression, gender identity commits suicide

Riley Matthew Moscatel
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A transgender teen was killed when an Amtrak train hit him Monday afternoon in what officials are ruling a suicide. Officials say Riley Matthew Moscatel, 17, of Croydon, Pa. stepped in front of the oncoming passenger ...

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West Palm Beach, Fla. to require contractors to offer same-sex benefits

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The city of West Palm Beach, Fla., has voted to require contractors who do at least $50,000 in business with the city to offer equal family benefits to all employees, including those in same-sex relationships. ...

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