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U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to hear two additional DOMA cases

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed legal briefs with the Supreme Court asking justices to take up two additional cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act upon their return from summer recess. [ Read more → ]
Anderson Cooper

Transgender advocacy group condemns planned ‘Anderson Live’ segment

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The National Center for Transgender Equality on Wednesday denounced plans by the syndicated talk show "Anderson Live" to air a controversial interview with a person who claims an anti-baldness drug made them transgender. [ Read more → ]
Bisexual pride flag.

Google unblocks ‘bisexual’ from list of banned search results

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Without fanfare, internet search giant Google on Tuesday quietly unblocked the term "bisexual" from its search engine results. [ Read more → ]
Jamie Kuntz

Gay college football player kicked off team after kissing boyfriend in press box

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
WAHPETON, N.D. -- A college freshman football player in North Dakota said he was kicked off the team after creating a "distraction" because he a kissed his much-older boyfriend. [ Read more → ]
Michele Bachmann

Anti-gay Michele Bachmann in danger of losing congressional seat

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A recently conducted internal tracking poll for Democrats in Minnesota’s new 6th Congressional District shows that GOP incumbent Michele Bachmann could be in trouble. [ Read more → ]
David Cicilline

Out congressman David Cicilline wins primary, vies for second term

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), one of just four openly gay members of Congress, won his Democratic primary Tuesday against Anthony Gemma, an opponent he also defeated in 2010 when he was first elected to the House. [ Read more → ]

‘Why I feel the Log Cabin Republicans use Uncle Tom as their role model’

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Gay U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) released a statement on Tuesday seeking to explain why he said during last week’s Democratic National Convention that Log Cabin Republicans use “Uncle Tom” as their “role model.” [ Read more → ]

Utah elementary school’s partnership with Chick-fil-A upsets parents

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
DRAPER, Utah -- Some parents in this suburban Salt Lake City community are expressing concern over a recent decision by Draper Elementary to have a local Chick-fil-A franchise sponsor a school spirit night, and provide catering for students celebrating birthdays during the school year. [ Read more → ]

Famed gay computer scientist Alan Turing honored with Monopoly edition

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
BLETCHLEY PARK, U.K. -- Alan Turing, a mathematician and World War II codebreaker widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, and who committed suicide in 1954 after being sentenced to chemical castration for being gay, has been honored with his own edition of the popular board game Monopoly. [ Read more → ]

Study: Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ has had zero negative impact on military

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The first academic study of the effects of repealing “Don't Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) has found that the new policy allowing openly gay service members has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale. [ Read more → ]

‘Political porn:’ Mystery anti-gay attack flyer surfaces in NY Senate race

Monday, September 10, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In what many journalists and pundits are labeling "political porn," a flyer has been circulated via e-mail that attacks New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, one of four Republicans who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the Empire State a year ago. [ Read more → ]

West Hollywood to make rainbow crosswalks permanent in honor of gay pride

Monday, September 10, 2012
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA -- The city of West Hollywood has announced that it make permanent the temporary rainbow crosswalks installed back in June in honor of gay pride month. [ Read more → ]

LGBT-inclusive national suicide strategy unveiled

Monday, September 10, 2012
A new strategy unveiled Monday aimed at reducing the suicide rate in the United States includes a section on the rate of suicide for LGBT people — saying they may be particularly at risk because of “minority stress” and “institutional discrimination” resulting from anti-gay laws on the books. [ Read more → ]

Singer’s poignant song humanizes marriage equality via music video animation

Monday, September 10, 2012
Australian singer-songwriter Brett Every has a wonderful gift of tapping into contemporary issues involving the LGBT community through his songs and his music videos. [ Read more → ]
Emmett C. Burns

Lawmaker backs off demand that Ravens silence player’s support of gay marriage

Monday, September 10, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Maryland lawmaker who wrote to the owner of the Baltimore Ravens professional football team last month, asking that the team silence linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo over his support of same-sex marriage, has backed off from his opposition following a national outcry after the letter was made public last week. [ Read more → ]

On anniversary of Billy Lucas’ suicide, family files wrongful death lawsuit

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Two years ago today, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself. While Billy never self-identified as gay, friends said he was tormented for years because other kids thought he was gay. [ Read more → ]

Marriage: What does gender have to do with it?

Sunday, September 9, 2012
When I was younger, I never dreamed of my wedding day. I don’t know why exactly, thoughts of it just didn’t excite me, they didn’t really come into my mind. It wasn’t something I thought I wanted. It’s not something I want right now, but I will in the future. I wonder who she’ll be... [ Read more → ]

Iranian news agency accuses Israel, U.S., U.K. of ‘spreading homosexuality’ globally

Sunday, September 9, 2012
QOM, Iran — The Mashregh News, a state-controlled Iranian media outlet, has published a report asserting that the “Zionist regime” of Israel, along with Jews in the U.S. and the United Kingdom were financing efforts to “spread homosexuality” across the globe. [ Read more → ]

Mother of transgender child shares her family’s journey

Sunday, September 9, 2012
While audiences nationwide became acquainted with Sarah Tyler and her family following their appearance last year on Anderson Cooper’s talk show, I got to know them in a completely different manner: at church... [ Read more → ]

Kirk Cameron: ‘Liberal press’ took his anti-gay remarks ‘out of context’

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Former “Growing Pains” actor and self-proclaimed born again Christian Kirk Cameron -- who last March said that homosexuality is “unnatural” and “destructive” to the foundations of civilization -- now says his words were simply a case of the "liberal press" looking for things to twist and take out of context. [ Read more → ]

Senate candidate’s senior adviser attacks Baldwin for her sexual orientation

Saturday, September 8, 2012
The senior political adviser for former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson’s U.S. Senate campaign has posted a Twitter message questioning rival Tammy Baldwin’s suitability for the office due to her sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Ann Romney

Ann Romney: Marriage equality, abortion ‘not what this election is about’

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on Friday declined several opportunities to discuss her position on same-sex marriage and abortion, calling them "hot button issues" that are not important to voters. [ Read more → ]

More states call for ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ to be declared unconstitutional

Saturday, September 8, 2012
The state of Vermont on Friday joined New York and Connecticut in asking a federal appeals court to rule that the law defining marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]

While Dolan prayed, his church preyed…

Saturday, September 8, 2012
While Cardinal Timothy Dolan prayed at the Democratic Convention against my family and for the unborn, a Catholic leader in Kansas City, Bishop Robert W. Finn, was convicted of covering up the crimes of a pedophile priest, Rev. Shawn Ratigan, who liked to take nude pictures of the barely born... [ Read more → ]

No political party will ever regulate love

Saturday, September 8, 2012
No matter who gets elected in November – no matter who makes the laws – no matter what religious zealots say; there is no one on the face of this earth, or any other earth, who will ever be able to regulate with whom a person falls in love. ... You cannot regulate love – no matter how hard you may try – you simply can’t tell people who to love. [ Read more → ]
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