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Archie comics to introduce first openly gay teen at Riverdale High

Riverdale High School, the stomping grounds of comic books’ favorite teens is opening its doors to an openly gay student – a first in the 69-year history of Archie comics. “We’re trying to reflect society and we’re just trying to ...

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Kentucky teens accused of trying to kill gay classmate

Sams (left) and Schwab
Two teenagers charged in an attack on a gay classmate in eastern Kentucky have been released from jail. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that 18-year-old Ashley N. Sams and 18-year-old Corrine M. Schwab were released Wednesday after posting $25,000 bonds each. ...

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Military veterans chain themselves to White House fence in DADT protest

Six U.S. military veterans chained themselves to the White House fence Tuesday afternoon in protest of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from opening serving in the U.S. military. Participants, who were removed from the ...

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Bleckley County High School prom: A good time was had by all!

Bleckley County High School senior Derrick Martin made history Saturday when he arrived at his high school prom on the arm of another boy. He was the first in his hometown of Cochran — and perhaps in Georgia — to ...

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Christian musician Jennifer Knapp comes back, comes out

Jennifer Knapp, the former Christian music singer, whose last album “Way I Am” was released in 2001, has come out as a lesbian. According to CNN: After selling about a million records and winning at Christian music’s prestigious Dove Awards ...

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Nationwide ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to bullying, harassment of LGBT students

Hundreds of thousands of students from every state and at least 7,400 middle and high schools participated in GLSEN‘s 15th annual Day of Silence on Friday to bring attention to anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) name-calling, bullying and harassment. ...

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Potential Supreme Court nominee target of gay ‘whisper’ campaign

Leading gay rights group are accusing Republicans of trying to rile up their conservative base by launching a whisper campaign against potential Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan — suggesting the current Solicitor General is a closeted lesbian, reports the Huffington ...

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Lesbian teen banned from prom will lead NYC pride parade

Constance McMillen did not get to attend her high school prom after her Mississippi high school canceled it rather than allow her to bring her girlfriend. But she will be an honored guest at an even bigger celebration: she has ...

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Prop 8 repeal fails to qualify for November ballot

A challenge to California‘s gay marriage ban failed on Monday to qualify for the 2010 ballot, leaving gay activists mulling a 2012 push and hoping a federal court will overturn the measure before then. Los Angeles-based Love Honor Cherish carried ...

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