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Raid of by Homeland Security stirs anger

Monday, September 28, 2015's landing page and logo
The takedown of the popular escorting website has prompted protests accusing federal authorities of anti-gay bias -- and raises questions about why they singled out the site. ...

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Should sex work be a crime?

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Question of the week: Why
Last week's bust on raises a lot of questions about sex work and whether or not it should be criminalized. Matt Baume asks: What was The Department of Homeland $ecurity thinking? ...

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Key official in ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal confirmed as Homeland Security secretary

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Jeh Johnson
WASHINGTON — Democrats used their newly initiated lower threshold for defeating filibusters Monday to win Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nomination of former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson to be Secretary of Homeland Security. ...

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Homeland Security employee behind racist, homophobic website

Thursday, August 22, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A Homeland Security employee is the operator of a racist and homophobic website predicting and advocating a race war, a department official said Thursday. ...

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Napolitano: Homeland Security to process same-sex immigration benefits

Monday, July 1, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will start reviewing applications for green cards and other immigration benefits for same-sex couples. ...

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Gillibrand leads renewed call to help bi-national couples

Friday, January 18, 2013
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)File photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
The junior senator from New York is taking up the lead on a renewed call for administrative action to help bi-national same-sex couples in anticipation of a ruling from the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act. In a ...

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Obama administration issues written deportation guidelines

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
New guidance from the Department of Homeland Security stipulating that gay and lesbian bi-national couples are families spells out three criteria for immigration officials who are determining whether to exercise prosecutorial discretion in potential deportation cases. ...

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DHS to spell out LGBT protections in guidance to immigration officials

Friday, September 28, 2012
Janet Napolitano
The Department of Homeland Security intends to spell out in written guidance that immigration officers should consider “long-term, same-sex partners” as families when considering whether to exercise prosecutorial discretion in the potential deportation of an undocumented immigrant. ...

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Despite assurances, LGBT advocates want more for bi-national couples

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The issue of keeping married bi-national gay couples together in the United States is receiving fresh attention as LGBT advocates call for more action beyond a recent statement from the Department of Homeland Security saying being in a same-sex marriage ...

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New DHS guidance on immigration omits same-sex couples

Friday, November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON D.C. -- About 35 transgender activists and their supporters walked in picket lines on Thursday outside the headquarters of the D.C. Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to draw attention to what they say is an unacceptably high ...

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