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Ohio gay rights bill making progress in state legislature

A proposal in the Ohio Legislature to prohibit employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is making progress for the first time, after years of languishing in committee. The Democratic-controlled House is poised to bring the ...

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Judge shields signatures in Washington’s gay rights referendum

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the state of Washington to continue shielding the identities of people who signed petitions to force a vote on expanded benefits for gay couples. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle (pictured) in Tacoma granted the ...

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LA Gay & Lesbian Center Chief calls Assemblymember a ‘hypocrite” and ‘despicable’

Los Angeles — L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Chief Executive Officer Lorri L. Jean issued a statement yesterday, calling Assemblymember Michael Duvall’s extra-marital affairs “despicable.” “Even as he resigns in shame, former California Assemblymember Michael Duvall is wallowing in hypocrisy. ...

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Family values proponent and Prop 8 supporter quits over sex scandal

SACRAMENTO — A Republican state assemblyman in California resigned Wednesday amid growing outrage over a videotape that caught him bragging in graphic detail about having sex with a female lobbyist and another woman. Mike Duvall, 54, whose votes on family-oriented ...

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Pressure from LGBT community builds on Senators Boxer, Feinstein

California‘s two Democratic U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, are facing increased pressure from LGBT leaders to take charge on pro-gay legislation as Congress returns from its summer recess, according to The Bay Area Reporter. The calls for the ...

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‘Amazing Race’ to feature gay brothers from Missouri (Video)

Brothers Samuel and Daniel McMillen from Liberty, MO will appear on the new season of CBS’ “The Amazing Race” this fall. What’s unique is that the brothers are both gay. As their story goes, Sam and Dan will tell you ...

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Uruguay first latin American country to allow gay adoption

Gay Adoption
The Miami Herald. Uruguay, long-regarded as one of the most progressive countries in Latin America, set a standard for the region by allowing same-sex couples to adopt children with a bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday. The bill was ...

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‘The Meaning of Matthew…’ – Judy Shepard’s journey, and crusade for gay rights

Judy Shepard
The 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard shocked the nation. The 21 year-old college student was viciously murdered in Laramie, WY, bludgeoned to death while tied to a fence. Matthew was targeted because he was gay. Matthew’s death and the subsequent ...

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Judge refuses to block Washington’s R-71 ballot initiative

UPDATED 17:30 PT — A judge on Tuesday refused to block a proposed ballot initiative on expanded Domestic Partnership benefits for gay couples in Washington state. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee rejected arguments today in an Olympia courtroom ...

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Illinois Treasurer running for U.S. Senate, favors legalizing gay marriage

Alexi Giannoulias is running for the U.S. Senate, and says he favors legalization of same-sex marriage and repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. The 33 year old Illinois State Treasurer, who in July announced his bid for the U.S. ...

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