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queerty

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

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

ACLU warns Virginia school district to stop blocking pro-LGBT rights websites

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia on Monday sent a warning to Prince William County Schools in suburban Washington D.C., advising the school district to stop censoring websites that advocate LGBT rights. [ Read more → ]
burnandrotinhell

Lesbian teacher fired from Catholic school after launching ‘burn in hell’ website

Sunday, April 3, 2011
A lesbian teacher has been fired from her job at St. Francis Prep School in Fresh Meadows, Queens, after launching her website, "Burn and Rot in Hell!". [ Read more → ]
facebook-changes

Facebook updates relationships to include ‘civil union,’ ‘domestic partnership’

Friday, February 18, 2011
Facebook is becoming more LGBT-friendly. This week, the world's largest online social networking website added two new options to its list of relationship statuses: "in a civil union" and "in a domestic partnership." [ Read more → ]
Jeff Egnor

Sheriff’s deputy resigns after posting ‘homophobic’ comments on news websites

Friday, February 11, 2011
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A 13-year veteran of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office resigned this week amid allegations that he posted "racial and homophobic" comments on local news websites, using his county computer while on duty. [ Read more → ]
Tyler Clementi

Parents of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi may sue university over son’s suicide

Sunday, December 26, 2010
The parents of Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide after his roommate and another student allegedly broadcast online an intimate encounter with another man, have notified the school they may sue the university. [ Read more → ]
Darum Ravi (left) and Mooly Wei

Rutgers students accused of inciting fellow student’s suicide, drop out

Sunday, October 31, 2010
The two Rutgers University students, charged with invasion of privacy when a fellow student killed himself after his romantic encounter with another man was streamed on the Internet, have dropped out for the semester. [ Read more → ]
McCain iPhone

John McCain: Guy with iPhone

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Is Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) wooing the gay vote? Look who showed up on the website "Guys with iPhones" on Friday, a website that caters to mostly gay (and naked) men with nothing more than an iPhone and a mirror. Thankfully, McCain's pic was G-rated.... [ Read more → ]
cyber_bulling

Internet gay bashing not protected by free speech, court rules

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Students at a private school in Los Angeles who posted internet death threats and anti-gay messages on a classmate's webpage, can't claim the constitutional protection of free speech, a California appeals court has ruled. The parents of the boy targeted by the threatening and derogatory... [ Read more → ]
eharmony

eHarmony settles suit, will make website more welcoming to gays

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
eHarmony.com agreed Tuesday to pay $500,000 and make its website more gay friendly to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by gays in California nearly three years ago. [ Read more → ]

Tennessee Schools Agree to Stop Blocking LGBT Web Sites

Thursday, August 13, 2009
From NPR. The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that they have settled out of court with two Tennessee school districts sued on behalf of local students for blocking classroom access to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Web sites. The lawsuit alleged that Metropolitan Nashville... [ Read more → ]
glbtq

Gay-friendly online high school believed to be first of its kind

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
A new online high school targeting LGBT students, believed to be the first of its kind, plans to launch in January 2010. [ Read more → ]
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