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Maddow speaks with Maine governor over upcoming gay marriage vote

Rachel Maddow spoke with Maine’s Governor John Baldacci Thursday night about the attempt to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law, enacted in May, but up for a vote in next Tuesday’s election. Not too long ago, Baldacci stood against gay marriage, ...

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After decade long battle, federal hate crimes law expanded to include gays (Video)

President Obama Commemorates Enactment of Hate Crimes Prevention Act
It's been more than 10 years since the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was kidnapped, brutally beaten and left to die tied to a fence on a freezing night in the Wyoming wilderness. ...

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Dueling ads released as Maine gay marriage vote draws near

Via The Daily Dish, from Andrew Sullivan at The anti-gay forces in Maine are ramping up the “gay conspiracy to get your kids” angle in the latest wave of ads. The pro-gay forces continue on the high road. They ...

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Chief’s Johnson suspended over disparaging remarks, gay slurs

Kansas City Chiefs starting running back Larry Johnson was issued a two-week suspension Wednesday night for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Johnson posted disparaging remarks Sunday night on his Twitter page, starting with a remark about Coach Todd Haley’s lack ...

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California volunteers helping Maine affirm gay marriage law

Maine-volunteers Californians, in particular, are watching Maine‘s same sex marriage vote closely. And some, like Demi Espinoza, Daniel Shad and Gabe Gonzalez, care so passionately about the issue that they’re giving up their vacation time to volunteer in Maine to ...

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First openly gay U.S. attorney begins job in Seattle

The new top federal prosecutor in Seattle knows the significance her role carries for many people: she’s the nation’s first openly gay U.S. attorney. Gay rights activists say her appointment reflects a growing acceptance in the U.S. as well as ...

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‘Golden Girls’ star leaves $300K to benefit gay youth

Bea Arthur left $300,000 in her will to a New York organization that AIDS homeless gay youth, the New York Daily News reports. The Ali Fornay Center provides services to more than 1,000 each year, and is planning to buy ...

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Personalized therapeutic HIV vaccine shows promise

An experimental treatment strategy involving a vaccine that is tailor-made from an HIV-positive person’s virus and immune system cells can reduce viral load and improve the function of the immune system, according to a presentation at the AIDS Vaccine 2009 ...

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KC Chiefs’ Johnson hurls gay slurs at reporters, Twitter followers

The Kansas City Chiefs have barred running back Larry Johnson from practice and all other team activities as the club and the NFL look into comments he made Monday to reporters in the locker room. According to multiple reports, Johnson ...

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Oscar-winning director renounces Scientology

Oscar-winning writer-director Paul Haggis has severed ties with the Church of Scientology, citing in part the church’s support for Proposition 8, the ballot measure last year that banned same-sex marriage in California. Long known for his humanitarian and civil liberties ...

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