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Brendan Burke dead at 21 — coming out story captured national attention in 2009

Friday, February 5, 2010
Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who gained national attention just months ago in a moving coming out story profiled by, died today in a tragic automobile accident. He was 21 years old. “We are saddened to report that... [ Read more → ]

Gareth Thomas: ‘It’s time to tell the world the truth — I’m gay’

Friday, December 18, 2009
Rugby great Gareth Thomas stunned the sporting world this week, and has publicly come out as gay. The married 35-year-old Cardiff Blues player, who in 2007 became the first ever Welshman to win 100 caps for his country, admitted he had been suicidal at times... [ Read more → ]

New website aims to ‘out’ closeted gay priests who oppose gay rights

Friday, December 4, 2009
A DC resident has started a controversial internet campaign to gather information about closeted gay priests in the Washington DC area. According to its creator, social media expert and gay activist Phil Attey, the goal of is to gather first-hand accounts of closeted gay... [ Read more → ]
In the Life

‘In the Life’ looks at progress and efforts in fighting HIV

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Over twenty million people have died from AIDS since its cause, HIV, was discovered in 1981. Though leading scientists worldwide have dedicated their life's work to understanding the virus, its genetic complexity is unprecedented and a cure is still beyond reach. This month, In the... [ Read more → ]

‘Family Ties’ mom Meredith Baxter: ‘I am a lesbian’

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
For seven years, actress Meredith Baxter has been hiding a secret. Now Baxter, who played the devoted hippie mom constantly butting heads with her conservative kids on “Family Ties,” is making a public admission. “I am a lesbian and it was a later-in-life recognition,” she... [ Read more → ]

Coming out: Brendan Burke’s journey, a story of love and acceptance

Thursday, November 26, 2009
The son of former pro hockey player and current Toronto Maple Leafs General Mnaager Brian Burke has come out publicly as gay -- and Burke has come out just as publicly in support of his son. [ Read more → ]

Ellen and Portia on ‘Oprah’: ‘Anyone who’s married knows there’s a difference’

Monday, November 9, 2009
Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi visited Oprah Monday for their first interview as a married couple. "This is the smartest, kindest, most wonderful woman that you'll ever, ever know," Ellen gushed as she introduced her wife. Speaking just a week following the defeat of... [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, November 6, 2009
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 Sons" a provocative, real-life story... [ Read more → ]

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

Thursday, November 5, 2009
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 of Family Research Council. Said... [ Read more → ]
Carpenter and ODonnell

O’Donnell confirms relationship issues with partner Carpenter

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Rosie O'Donnell has confirmed to Lifeline Live that she and partner Kelli Carpenter, 42, are on the rocks. In an interview at her Nyack, N.Y., compound Tuesday, USA TODAY's Ann Oldenburg asked if the two had split -- she has been hinting at it in... [ Read more → ]
Judy Shepard

‘The Meaning of Matthew…’ – Judy Shepard’s journey, and crusade for gay rights

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard shocked the nation. The 21 year-old college student was viciously murdered in Laramie, WY, bludgeoned to death while tied to a fence. Matthew was targeted because he was gay. Matthew's death and the subsequent trial and convictions of his... [ Read more → ]

Lutherans vote to allow committed gays and lesbians into its clergy

Friday, August 21, 2009
Leaders of the largest Lutheran church approved a resolution today, allowing gays and lesbians, in committed and sexually active relationships, to serve as clergy within the church. By a vote of 559 to 451, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) voted in favor of... [ Read more → ]

Lutheran assembly adopts diverse viewpoints on gay relationships

Thursday, August 20, 2009
Leaders of the country's largest Lutheran denomination endorsed an official statement on human sexuality that says there's room in the church for differing views on an issue that's divided other religious groups. Delegates to the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America... [ Read more → ]

NO H8 Campaign Releases 2nd Marriage Equality PSA (Video)

Friday, August 14, 2009
The NO H8 Campaign has released it’s second official public service announcement titled "I'm Coming Out" to help raise awareness about Propostion 8 and Marriage Equality... [ Read more → ]

Lutherans to consider lifting ban on partnered gay clergy

Friday, August 14, 2009
The nation's largest Lutheran denomination will consider lifting its ban on gay and lesbian clergy who are in committed, long-term relationships as it gathers next week for a churchwide assembly More than 1,000 delegates will gather in Minneapolis August 17-23 for the Evangelical Lutheran Church... [ Read more → ]

‘Coming Out Mormon’ tells story of family, faith and being gay

Friday, August 14, 2009
In a new Current TV segment, 26 year-old Cody Derrick tells his coming out story. Cody Derrick grew up in a conservative Mormon home in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah. At the age of 21, shortly after returning from his mission, Derrick came... [ Read more → ]

Harvey Milk, Billie Jean King among ‘Medal of Freedom’ Recipients

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Gay leaders Harvey Milk and Billie Jean King were among 16 recipients awarded the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama today. [ Read more → ]
Adam Bouska

NO H8 Campaign releases public service announcement

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The NO H8 Campaign, a silent photographic protest in response to the passage of California's Proposition 8 in November 2008, amending the State constitution to ban same-sex marriage, has released it's first official public service announcement. The campaign, launched by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and... [ Read more → ]
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