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Suit aims to protect domestic partner benefits for AZ state employees

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A gay rights group has filed suit seeking damages for state employees whose families will lose their health-care coverage following the elimination this year of domestic-partner benefits. ...

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Family ‘friend’ admits to murdering Baltimore gay teen

As LGBT advocates around the country are planning candlelight vigils in memory of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado — the 19-year-old boy who was burned, dismembered and decapitated last week in Puerto Rico — word comes out of Baltimore about another ...

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Judge orders compensation to gay couple denied spousal benefits

A federal judge today ordered compensation for a Los Angeles couple denied spousal benefits by the federal government because they are gay men, reports the Los Angeles Times. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt deemed the denial ...

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Suspect to be charged with murder in slaying of gay teen in Puerto Rico

The suspect in the brutal slaying of a gay teenager in Puerto Rico will be charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and four other counts, the prosecutor in the case told CNN. Juan A. Martinez Matos was arrested late Monday in ...

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Lambert to ‘Out’ editor via Twitter: Chill!

Adam Lambert had a simple response to the impassioned open letter penned by the editor in chief of Out magazine, alleging that the flamboyant “American Idol” runner-up’s management team is attempting to push him back into the closet: Chill out. ...

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Suspect arrested in brutal murder of gay Puerto Rican teen

A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a 19-year-old Puerto Rican man, police said Tuesday. Jorge Steven López Mercado (pictured) was found decapitated, dismembered and partially burned Friday in a wooded area near Cayey on the island of ...

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Austria to allow civil partnerships for gay couples

Austria’s government agreed a new law Tuesday allowing civil partnerships for homosexual couples, although ceremonies at the civil registry’s office will still be banned, AFP reports. The compromise, achieved after weeks of wrangling between the ruling Social Democrats and their ...

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DC board rejects effort to put gay marriage on the ballot

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics ruled Tuesday that a proposed ballot initiative defining marriage as between a man and a woman cannot go forward, reaffirming an earlier ruling that such a vote would be discriminatory, reports the Washington ...

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‘Out’ magazine reveals annual list of gays and allies who ‘made our year’

Adam Lambert, Wanda Sykes and Cyndi Lauper are among the Out 100 “Class of 2009″ – a group of 100 gay men, lesbians, transgender people and allies who “made our year” – in the magazine’s upcoming December 2009 issue. Lambert, ...

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Who do we have to blow to get gay marriage in New York?

From the Village Voice: In Europe, gay pride parades are held each year on the occasion known as “Christopher Street Day”—a nod to the New York street that gave birth to the worldwide gay rights movement with the Stonewall riots. ...

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