Lisa Keen

Lisa Keen, based in Boston, Mass., is an award-winning veteran journalist and Chief Correspondent for Keen News Service. Lisa has been reporting news for gay audiences since 1979 and, for 18 years, was editor of one of the nation’s most respected gay newspapers, The Washington Blade (and its eventual sister paper, The New York Blade).

rss feed Twitter Facebook 's Website

All articles by Lisa Keen

Ten events in 2014 that had the greatest impact on the lives of LGBT people

AP
Here’s a look back on what the LGBT history books will likely record as the political and legal events of 2014 which had the greatest impact on the lives of those in the LGBT community. ...

Filed under: , ,

Election preview: Top 10 races to watch for LGBT candidates

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, greets spectators at the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine.
This year’s election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the ...

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Supreme Court action paves the way for marriage equality in 11 more states

In this July 1, 2013 file photo, Rick Nelson Flor, right, holds a flower bouquet as he stands next to his partner Robert O'Rourke before their wedding ceremony in West Hollywood, Calif.
WASHINGTON -- In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court today announced it would not accept for review any of the seven appeals on same-sex marriage bans from five states. The action means that the stays placed on lower court ...

Filed under: ,

U.S. Supreme Court: Which case makes the best case for marriage equality?

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of landmark rulings, one striking down a law that denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages and the other clearing the way for gay couples to wed legally in California.
The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as Tuesday (September 30) which marriage equality case – or cases — it will accept for review this session. But, while the Court has seven marriage equality cases to choose from during ...

Filed under: ,

Looking back at the most historic date in LGBT history…

Plaintiff Edith Windsor,of New York, waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  case. On June 26, 2013, the court struck down a key provision of DOMA that denied federal recognition to married, same-sex couples.
June 26 is the most historic date on the LGBT civil rights movement’s calendar. It is the day in 2003 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not enforce laws prohibiting same-sex adults from having intimate relations. It ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

Nine of 12 LGBT candidates advance in Tuesday’s primary

U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)
Nine of 12 openly LGBT candidates won their primary races Tuesday, but lesbian Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur was not one them. In a six-person race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor, Mizeur won 22 percent of the vote, ...

Filed under: , , , ,

Judge dismisses most of NOM lawsuit against IRS over disclosure to HRC

Tax-return
A federal district court judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit by the National Organization for Marriage that claimed an employee of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service deliberately leaked a confidential tax document from NOM to a political opponent, the ...

Filed under: , ,

‘Very personal’ battle in Houston could get even more personal for Mayor Parker

Annise Parker
In a battle she characterized as “very personal” and “about me,” Annise Parker, the openly gay mayor of Houston, won a victory last week when the city council passed a law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation ...

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Gallup Polls show significant gains in public support for LGBT community

Jeff Siner,  AP
Public opinion on same-sex relations has improved more dramatically than it has on any other controversial issue with strong moral sensibilities, according to data released on Friday by the Gallup Poll organization. When asked to indicate, “Do you believe that, ...

Filed under: , , ,

Driving Rosa Parks: Lessons from Jo Becker’s book, ‘Forcing the Spring’

Jo Becker
For all the consternation the book "Forcing the Spring" has caused, Jo Becker’s trespass in portraying American Foundation for Equal Rights founder Chad Griffin as the Rosa Parks in the fight for marriage equality is not much worse than all ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

Page 1 of 10123...10...Last »