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‘Fluke’ wind gust collapses outdoor stage — five killed, including Chicago LGBT activist

Monday, August 15, 2011
A sudden fluke windstorm that collapsed the stage Saturday evening at the Indiana State Fair, has claimed the lives of five people, including Chicago LGBT activist, Christina Santiago. [ Read more → ]
Phillip Hinkle

Anti-gay Indiana state lawmaker caught in Craigslist gay sex scandal

Friday, August 12, 2011
An anti-gay Indiana Republican state lawmaker has been caught in a gay sex scandal, accused of offering an 18-year-old male cash for "a really good time." [ Read more → ]
Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov were among the first New York City couples to marry on July 24.

Poll: Majority of New Yorkers don’t want marriage equality overturned

Friday, August 12, 2011
Just weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York state, a new poll suggests growing support for marriage equality in the Empire state, and more than six in ten do not want the legislation to be overturned. [ Read more → ]

Minnesota school district faces another lawsuit over treatment of LGBT students

Thursday, August 11, 2011
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) this week filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Minneapolis on behalf of a sixth student, an out lesbian, who was harassed while attending school in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, where a "neutrality" policy prevents teachers and staff from addressing LGBT issues, including bullying. [ Read more → ]

Gay couple sues California’s Great America theme park over humiliating photo

Thursday, August 11, 2011
A gay couple is suing California's Great America amusement park, claiming that park employees doctored a photograph of them, then displayed it publicly and captioned with a gay slur. [ Read more → ]

Seventh Circuit Court strikes down transphobic Wisconsin law

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has struck down Wisconsin's ban on hormone treatments for transgender prisoners. [ Read more → ]
Teonna Monae Brown

Teen pleads guilty in attack on transgender woman at Baltimore area McDonald’s

Saturday, August 6, 2011
A 19-year-old woman whose beating of a transgender woman at a Baltimore-area McDonald's earlier this year, has pleaded to the attack. [ Read more → ]

MN’s largest daily newspaper calls Anoka-Hennepin policy on LGBT issues ‘gutless’

Saturday, August 6, 2011
In a sharply worded editorial, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune this week criticized the Anoka-Hennepin School District, calling the state's largest schools district "gutless" for it's neutrality policy on LGBT issues. [ Read more → ]
Plaintiffs in Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana

ACLU appeals case on same-sex couples’ rights to Montana Supreme Court

Friday, August 5, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday appealed a Montana District Court decision dismissing the same-sex domestic partnership case, Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana, to the Montana Supreme Court. [ Read more → ]

Defense witnesses: childhood molestation triggered violent reaction to gay classmate

Friday, August 5, 2011
Testimony in the murder trial of 17-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused of killing an openly gay classmate, brought new revelations of McInerney's abusive childhood, and testimony that the victim antagonized McInerney by parading around in makeup and high heels. [ Read more → ]

Police in Long Beach, Calif., investigate increase in anti-gay attacks

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Police in Long Beach are investigating a rash of anti-gay assaults in the city's LGBTQ neighborhood enclave known as "the Broadway Corridor," according to Long Beach police officials. [ Read more → ]

Equality Michigan: Hate violence against gay, transgender citizens is not slowing

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
While overwhelming public support is growing for including gay and transgender people in hate crime laws, Michigan is still one of the states that doesn’t, and hate violence against gay and transgender citizens is not slowing. [ Read more → ]

NOM, Family Research Council launch ‘Values Voter’ Iowa bus tour

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List have launched the 2011 Values Bus Iowa Tour. [ Read more → ]
Bill Haslam

TN lawmaker Campfield responds to Governor’s criticism of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tennessee State Representative Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) is defending his "Don't Say Gay" bill from recent criticism by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. [ Read more → ]

Native American tribe votes to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Suquamish Native American Tribe in Washington state's Kitsap County on Monday voted to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Harold Strickland

ACLU settles suit against City of Miami Beach in wrongful arrest of gay man

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The ACLU of Florida on Monday reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the City of Miami Beach and two police officers on behalf of Harold Strickland, a gay former Miami Beach resident wrongfully arrested in March 2009 in retaliation for calling 911 to report that police officers were beating and kicking a man who lay handcuffed on the ground. [ Read more → ]
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton issues apology following gay t-shirt incident at Dollywood

Monday, August 1, 2011
Entertainer and theme-park entrepreneur Dolly Parton has issued an apology to a lesbian couple who claimed they were discriminated against when an employee at the Tennessee theme park “Dollywood” told one of the women that her “Marriage is so Gay” t-shirt was offensive to other visitors. [ Read more → ]
Larry Jacobs

World Congress of Families: End California Governor Brown’s ‘Nazi State’

Monday, August 1, 2011
The head of the Rockford, Ill.-based Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society's "World Congress of Families," told the American Family Association's OneNewsNow website, that conservatives in California need to band together to repeal a "pro-homosexual law" recently signed by California's Governor Jerry Brown. [caption... [ Read more → ]

King murder trial resumes — defense claims accused was sexually harassed

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Testimony resumes this week in the murder trial of 17-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused of the 2008 execution-style shooting of an openly gay classmate, then-15-year-old Lawrence King. [ Read more → ]
Pastor Mark Cutolo officiates over the marriage of Scott Baumann and Tom Corujo.

‘Pop-up’ chapels in New York’s Central Park play host to same-sex weddings

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Marking the first full weekend of marriage equality in New York state, 24 gay and lesbian couples on Saturday wed in "pop-up" chapels in New York's Central Park. [ Read more → ]
Liza Friedlander

Lambda Legal files suit over homophobic attack at Sizzler restaurant in New York

Friday, July 29, 2011
Lambda Legal on Thursday filed a discrimination lawsuit against a Sizzler Restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, on behalf a woman who was targeted because "she did not conform to the stereotypes of how a woman should look," according to the complaint. [ Read more → ]
via: Anoka-Hennepin GLBT website

MN school district — subject of lawsuit, federal probe — launches GLBT web page

Friday, July 29, 2011
Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district — which is the subject of a lawsuit and a federal investigation stemming from a spate of suicides by gay, or perceived gay teens — has launched a page on it website to address GLBT issues including bullying and harassment. [ Read more → ]
David Munoz Diaz

Suspect in murder of gay immigrant says victim’s death was accidental

Friday, July 29, 2011
The man accused of murdering 23-year-old Freddy Canul-Arguello and then setting fire to the victim's remains, has claimed that Canul-Arguello's death was accidental, according to his attorney, San Francisco public defender Alex Lilien. [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry flip-flops: ‘Obviously, gay marriage is not fine with me’

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has flip-flopped on remarks made last week regarding marriage equality, telling the Family Research Council on Thursday that "Obviously, gay marriage is not fine with me." [ Read more → ]

Massachusetts congressional delegation releases ‘It Gets Better’ video

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Massachusetts congressional delegation on Wednesday released their video contribution to the "It Gets Better Project," aimed at inspiring LGBT youth facing adversity and depression. [ Read more → ]
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