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Anthony Collao

Five New York teens arrested in brutal, anti-gay Queens murder

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Five New York area teens have been arrested in the fatal beating of Anthony Collao at a party hosted by two gay men last weekend. Collao, 18, was beaten to death by the teens who yelled anti-gay slurs during the attack. [ Read more → ]

Ogden council overrides mayor’s veto, passes non-discrimination ordinance

Thursday, March 17, 2011
In a surprise vote, the Ogden City Council this week voted unanimously to overturn the mayor's veto and pass a non-discrimination ordinance that includes sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay Canadian florist wants ‘no part’ of same-sex couple’s wedding

Thursday, March 17, 2011
A Canadian florist has refused to provide wedding flowers to a same-sex couple, according to the event's planner, a violation of the New Brunswick Human Rights Act. [ Read more → ]

California megachurch asks choir to sign anti-gay covenant

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Choir members at the Southern California megachurch, the Crystal Cathedral, are upset by a covenant they have been asked to sign that places a strong emphasis on them being heterosexual and Christian. [ Read more → ]
Barney Frank

House committee OKs measure aimed at ending support to anti-gay countries

Thursday, March 17, 2011
The House Financial Services Committee this week voted to approve a bill aimed at discouraging U.S. aid to countries that persecute their citizens because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Rep John Conyers at House announcement

Democrats introduce bills in House and Senate to repeal ‘Defense of Marriage Act’

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday went on the offensive, introducing bills in both the House and Senate aimed at repealing the "Defense of Marriage Act." [ Read more → ]

HRC Poll: Voters oppose Republican defense of ‘DOMA’

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A majority of American voters oppose the Defense of Marriage Act, as well as efforts by the House Republican leadership to intervene in court cases defending the law, according to new polling released Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

Legislation to repeal ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ to be introduced Wednesday

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act will be re-introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday, along with a companion bill introduced in the U.S. Senate. [ Read more → ]
Nicholas Kelo Jr.

Anti-gay bullying leads to another tragic teen suicide

Monday, March 14, 2011
Nicholas Kelo Jr. knew what it was like to be relentlessly bullied, his family said, and it may have been what persuaded him to pry open a safe inside his home on Feb. 23, and remove the gun that killed him. [ Read more → ]

Students, teachers at California high school claim anti-gay bias on campus

Monday, March 14, 2011
Students and teachers at a California high school say there is a pattern of bullying, harassment and discrimination against gay and lesbian students, and that the school district has not done enough to alter the campus culture. [ Read more → ]

Maryland gay marriage: justice delayed, not defeated

Sunday, March 13, 2011
The decision by the House of Delegates to send a bill legalizing gay marriage back to the House Judiciary Committee — a move designed to prevent the measure's outright defeat — is a crushing disappointment to the thousands of Marylanders... [ Read more → ]

Petition asks Apple to remove ‘ex-gay’ group Exodus’ iPhone app

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Exodus International, the notorious "ex-gay" organization that claims to offer “freedom from homosexuality," has released an iPhone app that, according to its website, is "designed to be a useful resource for men, women, parents, students, and ministry leaders." [ Read more → ]

Standing room only at Rhode Island Senate hearing on gay marriage

Saturday, March 12, 2011
The debate over same-sex marriage returned to Rhode Island this week, as hundreds of citizens turned out for a public hearing on Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Maryland’s marriage equality bill shelved, no gay marriage this year

Friday, March 11, 2011
Maryland's marriage equality bill was shelved on Friday, a setback for gay rights advocates who expected this legislative session to be their best chance to date for passage. The House approved on voice vote a motion to send the bill back to the Judiciary Committee,... [ Read more → ]
Left to right: Reps. Kevin McCarthy, John Boehner, Eric Cantor

Boehner, House GOP leadership move to defend DOMA in court

Friday, March 11, 2011
House GOP leadership took a key step this week that will allow it to defend in court the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman [ Read more → ]

Obamas release Facebook video on eve of national conference on bullying prevention

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday to promote a nation conference on bullying prevention they'll host at the White House on Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Lambert to perform ‘Aftermath’ on ‘American Idol,’ single to benefit Trevor Project

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Adam Lambert will offer a remixed version of his hit song "Aftermath," with proceeds from the sale benefiting The Trevor Project, a national organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth. [ Read more → ]

Maryland House rejects amendments to marriage equality bill; delegate announces he’s gay

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday rejected four amendments to the state's marriage equality bill, and voted to advance the bill to a third -- and possibly final -- reading, on Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Lady Gaga cancels exclusive deal with Target over anti-gay donations

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Lady Gaga has canceled her exclusive deal with Target to carry the deluxe edition of her next release, "Born This Way," because of the retailer's controversial political donations to an anti-gay candidate. [ Read more → ]

New York governor to hold strategy session on marriage equality

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
New York's Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will meet with advocates of same-sex marriage on Wednesday in hopes of coming up with a plan to legalize gay unions in the Empire state. [ Read more → ]

Colorado civil unions hearing: a lesson in ‘fornication’

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
In case you missed last night's public hearing about the Colorado civil unions bill, the highlight of the evening was when Rosina Kovar gave Senators a lesson in "fornication." You have to watch this... [ Read more → ]
Lance Lundsten

Bullied Minnesota teen’s death officially ruled a suicide

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The mystery surrounding the January death of Lance Lundsten, the Minnesota teen whose controversial death sparked renewed conversation about bullying and teen suicide across the nation, has finally been revealed. [ Read more → ]

Colorado civil unions bills clears first hurdle in Senate committee

Monday, March 7, 2011
The Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approved the Colorado Civil Union Act. The bill would give same-sex couples in Colorado the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples. [ Read more → ]
Rito Osorio

Indiana teen claims he was gay bashed in school restroom

Monday, March 7, 2011
An openly gay Indiana teen claims he was lured into a high school restroom and gay bashed, while other students looked on. Now his family is speaking out about why they think this should be investigated as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]

Mexico City records 700 gay unions in first year of marriage equality

Sunday, March 6, 2011
MEXICO CITY -- More than 700 gay and lesbian couples have married in Mexico City since the capital city enacted the first law in Latin America explicitly allowing same-sex unions, just one year ago. [ Read more → ]
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