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GOP could tip the scale for gay marriage, binational LGBT couples in limbo

Monday, May 16, 2011
The fight for marriage intensifies in New York with the long-awaited marriage bill finally introduced. But do LGBT groups have the support needed to pass it? [ Read more → ]

Before ‘it gets better:’ Study links bullying to long term negative mental health

Monday, May 16, 2011
A popular anti-bullying campaign has been telling bullied teens “it gets better” -- but the effects of past bullying often linger, according to new research. [ Read more → ]
State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. (left), arrives arm-in-arm with NOM's Brian Brown.

NOM, New York state Senator lead anti-gay marriage rally

Sunday, May 15, 2011
An estimated 2,000 participants rallied in the Bronx on Sunday to call for the preservation of traditional marriage. [ Read more → ]

White House has ‘serious objections’ to delay of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Sunday, May 15, 2011
The White House on Saturday expressed ''serious objections'' to an amendment approved by the House Armed Services Committee on May 11 that would require all four military service chiefs to certify that implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal would not impact combat readiness. [ Read more → ]

House committee approves three anti-gay DADT, DOMA amendments

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The full U.S. House Armed Services Committee approved three amendments late Wednesday night that seek to delay implementation of repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and to reiterate Congress’s support for the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]
Margaret Witt

Lesbian reservist who successfully challenged DADT dismissal, will retire

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A decorated Air Force Reserve flight nurse, who successfully challenged her dismissal under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, said on Tuesday she will retire rather than return to duty. [ Read more → ]
Duncan Hunter

GOP lawmaker to introduce amendment to delay ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) will introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill this week that would require all four military service chiefs to certify that implementation of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal would not impact combat readiness. [ Read more → ]

Presbyterian Church USA votes to allow openly gay clergy

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Presbyterian Church on Tuesday voted to change its constitution to allow the ordination of gays as ministers, elders and deacons, becoming the fourth Protestant denomination in the United States to make the move that experts say reflects a larger cultural shift. [ Read more → ]

New Yorkers rally in Albany to urge Senate to support marriage equality

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
An estimated 1,000 gay-rights advocates rallied at the New York state capitol in Albany on Monday, hoping to convince the Republican-controlled Senate to legalize same-sex marriage this year. [ Read more → ]

‘Becoming Chaz:’ Bono’s transformation chronicled in new documentary

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A new documentary premiering Tuesday chronicles a year in the life of Chaz Bono, and his physical transition from female to male. [ Read more → ]
Josh Vandiver (left) and Henry Velandia

Federal immigration judge halts deportation case of same-sex spouse

Friday, May 6, 2011
A federal immigration judge on Friday halted the deportation of Henry Velandia, a Venezuelan native who married U.S. citizen Josh Vandiver in Connecticut last year. [ Read more → ]
Josh Vandiver (left) and Henry Velandia

Is DOMA Sinking? AG Holder vacates gay couple’s deportation case

Thursday, May 5, 2011
While Organizations like ALL OUT and GetEQUAL are pushing to stop tomorrow’s deportation of Henry Valendia, thus tearing him apart from his legal marriage with Joshua Vandiver, it seems Attorney General Eric Holder is taking further steps to discredit the ant-gay Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]

Smithsonian marks 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS epidemic

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will mark the 30th anniversary of the emergence of what became known as the HIV and AIDS epidemic with a three-part display and website beginning June 3. [ Read more → ]

Home Depot promoting the ‘gay agenda’ — hate group AFA launches boycott

Sunday, May 1, 2011
The anti-gay hate group American Family Association is calling for a nationwide boycott against the Home Depot because it says the home improvement retailer continues to " promote the homosexual agenda." [ Read more → ]

Married partner faces deportation hearing as a result of ‘Defense of Marriage Act’

Saturday, April 30, 2011
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts speaks with Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia, a binational same-sex couple married last year in Connecticut, where gay marriage is legal. As a result of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Velandia is facing deportation hearing on May 6. [ Read more → ]

U.S. Marines prepare for allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly

Friday, April 29, 2011
The Associated Press reports on how Marines are preparing for the implementation for allowing gays and lesbians to openly serve in the U.S. military, ending the ban commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." [ Read more → ]
Katherine Miller

Lesbian cadet denied re-admission to West Point because DADT not yet repealed

Thursday, April 28, 2011
A lesbian cadet who resigned from West Point last year in protest over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," was denied for re-admission on Wednesday because of her sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Paul Clement

Law firms drops out of defending ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ — Clement resigns

Monday, April 25, 2011
The Washington D.C. law firm King & Spalding has reversed course, and announced Monday it would not represent the U.S. House of Representatives in defending the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court, Politico reported. [ Read more → ]

LGBT legal groups consider breaking ties with DC law firm over DOMA defense

Friday, April 22, 2011
At least two prominent LGBT legal and advocacy groups are re-considering their association with the Washington D.C. law firm that has been retained by the U.S. House GOP leadership to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. [ Read more → ]

‘Our work is not finished’ — Is Obama’s view on gay marriage evolving?

Thursday, April 21, 2011
President Barack Obama's position on marriage equality during his time in public office has been fluid to say the least. And some are now wondering, based on a comment Wednesday night, if the President's position has evolved even further... [ Read more → ]

Law firm hired by House GOP imposes anti-gay ‘gag order’ on employees

Thursday, April 21, 2011
The law firm King & Spalding has become the new face of the anti-gay marriage movement -- in signing on to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court, the firm has also silenced its employees from advocating in support of same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans support legalizing same-sex marriage

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A majority of Americans now believe that same-sex marriages should be legal, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research national poll released Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

RIP: Veteran gay news, gossip blog ‘’ shuts down

Monday, April 18, 2011
After spending the last week offline due to "technical difficulties," the veteran gay news and gossip blog officially shuttered today. [ Read more → ]

‘Graphic’ photo of two men kissing removed in error, says Facebook

Monday, April 18, 2011
The removal by Facebook of a photo of two men kissing because it reportedly violated the social network’s standards against "graphic or sexually suggestive content," has now been called an "error." [ Read more → ]
John Boehner

House GOP hires lawyer to defend DOMA, vows to take DOJ funds to foot the bill

Monday, April 18, 2011
House Republicans on Monday appointed a private attorney to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed to take funds from the Justice Department budget to pay for it. [ Read more → ]
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