Leading anti-LGBT activist and head of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, has applied to march in the 45th annual NYC LGBT Pride March. His plan was to march with a banner that reads “Straight is Great.”
Rev. Frank Schaefer, the United Methodist minister who was defrocked in December for officiating the wedding of his son and husband, has appealed the ruling. An appeal will be heard in June of this year.
Just before the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade began, Irish LGBT advocates spoke about the long history of exclusion of LGBT organizations from the parade, and the sudden change of heart of many corporate sponsors.
GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis has written a letter to the editor of the New York Daily News, recalling her participation in the New York St . Patrick's Day Parade, and noting how excluding families like hers hurts on a personal level.
The LGBT Sports Coalition has called for fitness company CrossFit to reverse its decision to force one of its own athletes, Chloie Jönnson, to compete with the wrong gender in their latest championship event because she happens to be transgender.