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Officer suspensions over gay bar raid called ‘absolutely inadequate’

From the Dallas Voice: Fort Worth — The disciplinary actions handed down to three Fort Worth police officers for their part in the June 28 raid on the Rainbow Lounge were “absolutely inadequate,” according to Jon Nelson, spokesman for the ...

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Gay couple ‘banned for life’ from Wal-Mart after false shoplifting claim

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — Joe Paolucci, who along with his twin sons and his partner, Thomas Hitchcock, have been banned from all Wal-Mart stores — not because they stole anything, but because they resisted being taken out of sight by ...

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‘In the Life’ presents excerpt from documentary on gay adoption

Over 500,000 children in the United States are in foster care. More than 100,000 children await adoption. Despite this growing need, some states currently restrict gay adoption. This month, In the Life presents the introductory excerpt of the film “Preacher’s ...

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GLAAD calls out ‘South Park’ for trying to ‘delegitimize’ anti-gay slur

On Wednesday night, “fag” was the word of the night on “South Park,” and GLAAD — the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — isn’t laughing. The November 4 episode featured rampant use of the anti-gay slurs “fag” and “faggot” ...

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NY governor calls special session, places gay marriage on the agenda

Gov. David A. Paterson said Thursday that he would include gay marriage on the agenda of an extraordinary session he is calling for Tuesday, potentially setting up the first vote on the issue in the State Senate and a dramatic ...

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CNN panel debates gay marriage, Tuesday’s loss in Maine

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his panel debate gay marriage and Tuesday’s loss at the ballot box in Maine. On Wednesday night’s the panel with Cooper: Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, and gay rights opponent Tony Perkins, President ...

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Man arrested in apparent Long Island hate crime

From WPIX-TV: One man was arrested – and two others are still being sought – in the beating and robbery of two men in Lakeview early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said. The two victims, one of whom was dressed ...

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Gay rights supporters deliver petitions to Mormon church

Like Mormon pioneers in the 1850s, gay-rights supporters pulled a handcart through Salt Lake City on Wednesday in what they dubbed a “rescue” mission, The Salt Lake City Tribune reports. The Foundation for Reconciliation carted more than 2,000 petition signatures ...

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Michigan legislator introduces gay marriage amendment

A gay marriage amendment could soon be up for vote in Michigan. Just one day following the repeal of the gay marriage law in Maine, House Speaker Pro Tem Pam Byrnes introduced a resolution that would reverse Michigan‘s ban on ...

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Election night brings victory and defeat for gay candidates, issues across the nation

It was to be a night of hope and promise for the LGBT community, but instead the crushing defeat of Maine‘s gay marriage law delivered another setback for gay rights advocates and overshadowed many other victories at the ballot box ...

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