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Obama, Pentagon certify repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ — ban ends in 60 days

Friday, July 22, 2011
President Barack Obama has formally signed the certification that repeals the ban on gays serving openly in the military. [ Read more → ]

‘Former homosexual’ tells Joy Behar how he came out of the ‘homosexual lifestyle’

Friday, July 22, 2011
In an astounding interview, Joy Behar asks self described “former homosexual” Stephen Bennett, to explain how he came out of the “homosexual lifestyle.” [ Read more → ]
Maggie Gallagher

NOM’s Maggie Gallagher’s hypocritical whine about corruption

Friday, July 22, 2011
Sunday will be the day that gay couples in New York will be able to legally marry. And naturally the National Organization for Marriage isn't happy about it. The organization has planned protests across the state. [ Read more → ]
Lashai McLean

D.C. police investigating murder of transgender woman

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Police in Washington D.C. are investigating the murder of a 23-year-old transgender woman who was fatally shot during the early morning hours on Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
Michael W. Fitzgerald

Obama nominates fourth openly gay judicial candidate to a federal court

Thursday, July 21, 2011
President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated attorney Michael W. Fitzgerald to the federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the first openly gay nominee for a federal judgeship in California, and the fourth openly gay judicial candidate appointed by Obama. [ Read more → ]

HIV: Treatment is Prevention

Thursday, July 21, 2011
In the New England Journal of Medicine this week is an excellent research study on HIV, entitled Preventing HIV-1 Infection with Antiretroviral Therapy. [ Read more → ]

Miami-Dade, nation’s 4th largest school district, adds gender identity protections

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Miami-Dade school district -- the fourth largest in the nation -- on Thursday joined other districts across the state of Florida in protecting students from bullying based upon gender identity or sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]

Rick Perry’s A-Team and the ‘Antichrist Oprah’

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The freedom to worship - or to not worship - is a bedrock American value. That's why Texas Gov. Rick Perry has every right to organize and participate in a massive evangelical "prayer rally" in Houston next month. [ Read more → ]
Leon Panetta

Panetta to announce Pentagon is ready to certify repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Thursday, July 21, 2011
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce on Friday that the Pentagon is ready to certify the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," paving the way for gay men and women to serve openly in all branches of the U.S. military. [ Read more → ]

Ghanaian Regional Minister orders witch hunt of suspected homosexuals

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Though LGBT people are already deemed criminals in the West African nation of Ghana, it seems that persecution of gays and lesbians is only slated to get worse, as police services in the western portion of the nation have been ordered to round up all suspected homosexuals. [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay marriage group sets up fund to support homophobic city clerks

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The anti-marriage equality group, New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms, has established what they are calling “The Courage Fund,” a fund to support any individual (such as municipal clerks) who have to choose between their job and their “religious beliefs” on marriage. [ Read more → ]

Gay ‘barbarians’ storm Bachmann clinic demanding to be ‘disciplined’ (Video)

Thursday, July 21, 2011
A horde of gay barbarians on Thursday descended upon Michele and Marcus Bachmann's "pray away the gay" clinic and demanded that Marcus come out and discipline them for their "deviant" behavior. [ Read more → ]

Minnesota students sue school district over neutrality policy on sexual orientation

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Anoka-Hennepin school district in Minneapolis -- Minnesota's largest school district -- is being sued in federal court by five gay and lesbian students over its policy regarding the teaching and discussion of sexual orientation in the classroom. [ Read more → ]

AFA gas bag Bryan Fischer: ‘Gay rights and religious liberties cannot coexist’

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Bryan Fischer of the notoriously anti-gay hate group, the American Family Association, on Wednesday declared that gay rights and religious liberties cannot coexist. [ Read more → ]

Sen. Chris Coons: DOMA says ‘it’s OK for the government to discriminate’

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
At Wednesday’s landmark Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to consider new legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said the 15-year-old law was discriminatory and urged his colleagues to support its repeal. [ Read more → ]

Franken busts ‘Focus on the Family’ for lying about federal study in DOMA hearing

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the repeal of the "Defense of Marriage Act," Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Wednesday called DOMA an “immoral and discriminatory” law and challenged a key witness, an official with the mammoth Focus on Family group. [ Read more → ]

New York state flag to fly high above San Francisco’s famed Castro neighborhood

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In an act of appreciation and in solidarity with the greater LGBTQ community of the Empire State, when New York's first same-sex marriages commence this Sunday, the New York state flag will fly above San Francisco's famed Castro neighborhood. [ Read more → ]

Did Pat Robertson’s Regent U undercut beliefs in ‘ex-gay’ reparative therapy?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
While reparative therapy, which intends to make gay and bisexual people straight, has already been thoroughly discredited and rejected by the American Psychological Association, among others, a new study from Pat Robertson’s Regent University may also shed doubts on the ability of people to transform from gay to straight. [ Read more → ]

Senate Committee holds first ever congressional hearing on DOMA repeal

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a legendary civil rights activist, led off Wednesday’s historic hearing to discuss repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, likening it to laws decades ago that requires separate water fountains and restrooms for “whites” and “coloreds.” [ Read more → ]
Ruben Diaz

NOM, Ruben Diaz call on flock to rally against marriage equality on Sunday

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage and their BFF, New York state Senator, and Reverend, Ruben Diaz Sr., are calling upon their flock to rally against marriage equality on Sunday, the day New York state legalizes same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]

ACLU sues Alaska over driver’s license requirements of transgender individuals

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a lawsuit against the state of Alaska after the state denied a transgender woman a driver's license listing her as female because she failed to provide proof of a surgical sex change. [ Read more → ]

Archie comics’ openly gay student to get his own monthly comic book series

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Kevin Keller, the first openly gay resident of Archie comics' fictional Riverdale, will have his own monthly comic book starting in February. [ Read more → ]
Wildflower Inn

ACLU, lesbian couple sue Vermont inn over its ‘no gay reception policy’

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A Vermont inn violated the state's anti-discrimination law when it refused to host a wedding reception for a lesbian couple from New York City, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

NYC announces marriage lottery ahead of demand for Sunday ceremonies

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
New York City will hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on first day that the state's Marriage Equality Act takes effect, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

White House endorses ‘Respect for Marrriage Act,’ bill would repeal DOMA

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
On the eve of the first ever congressional hearing on proposals to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the White House on Tuesday announced President Barack Obama's endorsement of the Respect For Marriage Act -- the bill that would repeal DOMA. [ Read more → ]
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