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Professional Organizations come out for Gay Marriage

Monday, August 10, 2009
Both the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) have adopted resolutions backing full LGBT rights, including gay marriage. The ABA, a professional organization for lawyers, approved a resolution supporting the repeal of at least part of legislative language contained in the... [ Read more → ]

New Yorkers Get Taste Of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Even if you're not in the mood for a vanilla cone, you can't miss Doug Quint's ice cream truck on the streets of New York City. Quint owns and operates the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. And with that name emblazoned on the truck... [ Read more → ]
Israelis wave rainbow flags during a mass rally of solidarity. (AFP)

Thousands Mourn Gay Victims Of Tel Aviv Attack

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thousands throng Tel Aviv on Saturday evening to express solidarity with the gay community after the deadly attack on a gay club last week. [ Read more → ]

Film explores gay relationship between Sherlock Holmes & Watson

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Director Guy Ritchie is filming a new Sherlock Holmes tale with a twist — the detective and his sidekick Dr. Watson have a gay relationship. (Watch the trailer.) [ Read more → ]
Olson (left) and Boies

Plaintiffs reject help from gay groups in Proposition 8 fight

Saturday, August 8, 2009
The prominent lawyers leading the fight to legalize gay marriage in California on Friday formally told San Francisco officials and three other groups supportive of same-sex weddings "thanks, but no thanks" for trying to join their federal lawsuit. The two couples represented by attorneys Theodore... [ Read more → ]

60,000 Mainers sign on to defend marriage equality

Thursday, August 6, 2009
Marriage equality organization Maine Freedom to Marry announced July 30 that 60,000 Mainers have signed pledges defending the state’s marriage equality bill. "Volunteers, ready and willing to go door to door and speak neighbor to neighbor to protect marriage equality, are the fuel of our... [ Read more → ]

Psychologists Reject Gay ‘Therapy’

Thursday, August 6, 2009
The American Psychological Association declared Wednesday that mental health professionals should not tell gay clients they can become straight through therapy or other treatments. [ Read more → ]

Bill to end LGBT workplace discrimination introduced in Senate

Thursday, August 6, 2009
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace bias based on sexual orientation and gender discrimination, has a chance of becoming law by the end of 2009, according to Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., its lead sponsor in the Senate. The measure was introduced in the... [ Read more → ]

Gay-friendly online high school believed to be first of its kind

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
A new online high school targeting LGBT students, believed to be the first of its kind, plans to launch in January 2010. [ Read more → ]

Census to include Same-Sex Marriage Data

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The Census Bureau plans to release raw data from the 2010 Census about the number of same-sex marriages in the United States, according to new guidelines issued Monday. The announcement reverses an earlier decision made under the Bush administration. Same -sex couples "will be counted,... [ Read more → ]
Tamara Packard (left) and Renee Herber leave the Dane County Clerk's Office after signing up for the state's new domestic partner registry.

Wisconsin Same-sex Couples Become Domestic Partners

Monday, August 3, 2009
Gay couples trickled into county clerk's offices in Wisconsin on Monday for their first chance to sign up for the state's new domestic partnership registry. [ Read more → ]
Mideast Israel Tel Aviv Shooting

Gunman kills 2 in attack on Tel Aviv gay youth center

Sunday, August 2, 2009
Israeli police are hunting for a masked man who opened fire at a community centre for gay teenagers in Tel Aviv, killing two people and injuring another 15. A masked man entered the center for gay teens in downtown Tel Aviv late Saturday night, pulled... [ Read more → ]

Hawaii football coach suspended, fined over gay slur

Saturday, August 1, 2009
University of Hawai'i head football coach Greg McMackin was suspended without pay for 30 days and will take a voluntary 7 percent pay cut from his $1.1 million salary after he used a gay slur during a Western Athletic Conference press conference yesterday in Salt... [ Read more → ]

Video: Gay couple’s confrontation with LDS guards

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Newly released film footage shows four LDS Church security guards separating and handcuffing a gay couple after the two men kissed on the Main Street Plaza. The Salt Lake Tribune obtained the film through an open-records request with Salt Lake City. The church provided the... [ Read more → ]

Kid Rock: Twitter is “gay”

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
"It's gay. If one more person asks me if I have a Twitter, I'm going to tell them, 'Twitter this [bleep], mother[bleep]er.' [ Read more → ]
IGLCC equality index

IGLCC reports BT Group, IBM, Dow Chemical among most gay-friendly corporations

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC) unveiled the results of the first edition of the International Business Equality Index today, announcing BT Group, followed by IBM and The Dow Chemical Company, as the most gay-friendly corporations world-wide. The Index is a measurement... [ Read more → ]

NY Senator takes action against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday cemented her stand on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays, announcing a hearing to repeal what she called “an unfair, outdated measure that violates the civil rights of some of our bravest,” and prompting the... [ Read more → ]
Jill Scott, HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"

GLAAD Rates HBO Most Gay-Friendly

Monday, July 27, 2009
[caption id="attachment_126" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Jill Scott, HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency""][/caption] HBO tops the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's third annual Network Responsibility Index, a study that evaluates the quantity, quality and diversity of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people... [ Read more → ]

Kathy Griffin joins NOH8 Campaign

Monday, July 27, 2009
The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project and silent protest launched by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley. [ Read more → ]

Humpday – Strange Bedfellows (Video)

Saturday, July 25, 2009
In the shadow of Bruno comes "Humpday," an interesting little film that has garnered critical acclaim at Sundance and Cannes. [ Read more → ]
E Lynn Harris

Author E. Lynn Harris dead at 54

Friday, July 24, 2009
E. Lynn Harris, the author who introduced millions of readers to the "invisible life" of black gay men, died Thursday while on a business trip in Los Angeles. Harris, 54, was a literary pioneer who wrote a series of novels that exposed readers to characters... [ Read more → ]
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Iowa wedding announcement stirs controversy for Indiana newspaper

Friday, July 17, 2009
The local newspaper in Elkhart, Indiana landed in the center of the same-sex marriage debate this week when it published an Iowa couple’s marriage announcement. Michael Berkey and James Chapin, both of Hanlontown, IA were featured in the newpaper’s July 12 engagement section because Berkey... [ Read more → ]

‘A Hug and Kiss’ lands gay couple in handcuffs at Mormon plaza

Saturday, July 11, 2009
A gay couple say they were detained by LDS security guards on a plaza owned by the Mormon church and later cited by police, claiming it stemmed from a kiss on the cheek. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that the men... [ Read more → ]

White House directs Census to include same-sex unions in 2010 count

Friday, June 19, 2009
The White House said Thursday it was seeking ways to include same-sex marriages, unions and partnerships in 2010 Census data. The administration has directed the Census Bureau to determine changes needed in tabulation software to allow for same-sex marriage data to be released early in... [ Read more → ]
Mike and Chuck Hewitt

KC Newspapers Reject Same-Sex Wedding Announcement

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
An Independence, MO same-sex couple went to Iowa to get married, but two newspapers refused to publish the wedding announcement. After 10 years together, Mike and Chuck Hewitt finally got to exchange wedding vows. Iowa is currently the only state in the Midwest to allow... [ Read more → ]
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