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Sal & The Bellhop – ‘Mad Men’ explores gay story line

In case you missed last week’s season premiere of Mad Men, here’s the gay scene where the bellhop helps Sal get his baggage “out of the closet.” Yes, it’s *that* episode. Out actor Bryan Batt plays Salvatore Romano, the tragically ...

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Wisconsin AG refuses to defend domestic partnership law

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Friday that he refuses to defend a new law that grants gay and lesbian couples spousal benefits such as hospital visitation, claiming lawmakers went against voters’ decision not to extend such privileges. Van ...

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‘Can’t Have It All’ – Music Video by Jay Brannan

Jay Brannan is a singer and songwriter living in New York. Brannan appeared in the 2006 movie Shortbus, which included one of his songs in its soundtrack, and began to build a fan base by performing on YouTube. He released ...

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Iowa Civil Rights Commission backs Gay Marriage resolution

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC), a leading civil rights panel in the state, has voted in favor of a resolution supporting gay marriage and to formally oppose any constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision. “The ICRC supports the ...

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Lutherans vote to allow committed gays and lesbians into its clergy

Leaders of the largest Lutheran church approved a resolution today, allowing gays and lesbians, in committed and sexually active relationships, to serve as clergy within the church. By a vote of 559 to 451, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America ...

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West Hollywood marker to honor Gay Marriages

The City of West Hollywood plans to honor the marriages of gay and lesbian couples with a plaque inscribed with a quote from Nelson Mandela, the Los Angeles Times has reported. The bronze marker will be installed in West Hollywood ...

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Family calls attack on Michigan gay teen a ‘hate crime’

A 15-year-old Michigan boy says two other teenagers beat him because he is gay, and two advocacy groups spoke out this week against the beating. The attack on Steven Harmon on August 13 is being called a hate crime by ...

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Maine Gay Marriage supporters launch statewide TV campaign

Gay marriage supporters in Maine began running a television advertisement statewide Thursday, featuring gay and straight Mainers talking about the importance of equality. It is the first television advertisement in an anticipated referendum on Maine’s gay marriage law. Maine’s gay ...

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Federal judge sets January trial date in Prop 8 legal challenge

A federal judge on Wednesday set a January 11, 2010 date for the highly anticipated trial in the legal challenge to California’s voter-approved Proposition 8, a ban on same-sex marriage. The judge, Vaughn R. Walker of Federal District Court in ...

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Lutheran assembly adopts diverse viewpoints on gay relationships

Leaders of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination endorsed an official statement on human sexuality that says there’s room in the church for differing views on an issue that’s divided other religious groups. Delegates to the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the ...

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