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Barney Frank calls National Equality March a ‘waste of time’

Rep. Barney Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, says he’d rather see gay rights supporters lobbying their elected officials than marching in Washington this weekend, calling the demonstration “a waste of time at best,” reports Associated Press. Frank said ...

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Judy Shepard on ‘Ellen’ — 11 years later, the pain remains

On Friday, Judy Shepard appeared on "Ellen" to talk about her new book recounting the murder of her son Matthew, a young gay man and victim of a brutal hate crime. ...

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House vote expands hate crimes protections to gays and lesbians

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to expand the definition of violent federal hate crimes to include those committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation, a step that would extend new protections to gay, lesbian,and transgender people, reports the ...

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Obama to appoint gay attorney to Ambassador post

President Obama is preparing to nominate his first openly gay ambassador, according to a knowledgeable source. David Huebner, who serves as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation‘s general counsel, will be nominated to become the administration’s ambassador to New ...

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D.C. to Introduce Same-Sex Marriage Bill

From the Washington Post: Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill said it appears unlikely that Congress will block a bill to be introduced Tuesday that would allow same-sex marriages in the District. D.C. Council leaders have vowed to expedite the ...

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Microsoft donates 100K to uphold Washington’s domestic partner benefits

Microsoft has contributed $100,000 to the campaign to approve Referendum 71, which would uphold a state law to expand domestic-partnership benefits, the Seattle Times reports. The company made the donation on Friday to Washington Families Standing Together, a group supporting ...

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Court tosses suit by lesbian over claim she was denied visitation with dying partner

MIAMI — A federal court in Miami has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Washington state lesbian who was not allowed to visit her dying partner at Jackson Memorial Hospital. “The hospital took the position that we thought was pretty ...

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GLAAD reports mainstream TV gay characters on the rise

The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on broadcast TV is again on the rise, according to a new report from The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). The group’s 14th annual TV study found that ...

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Education department official expresses regret for controversial incident

A senior official of the Department of Education expressed regret Wednesday for an incident that happened when he was a young teacher in the late 1980s, saying he should have handled it differently, but that society could benefit from his ...

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Cleveland selected to be host city for 2014 Gay Games

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 2014 international Gay Games are heading to Cleveland. ...

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