Nick McDaniel lives within a couple of miles of the sites of some of his worst memories. Growing up in the farming community of Salinas, McDaniel, a transgender man, survived sexual assault and years of severe depression, multiple attempts at suicide, and many months spent in county psychiatric wards.
Educators, service-club leaders and a local pastor were adamant before the Lake County SchoolBoard Monday that members not move forward with rules that would keep a 'gay-straight' student club from forming.
Gay rights activists say they are satisfied with a new version of the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act that has been introduced in the House this session. It's the second attempt at this bill, which was first introduced last year, but died in the Senate.
It would be illegal for employers to discriminate based on employees’ sexual orientation or gender identity, if a bipartisan-sponsored bill passes the Florida Legislature. The sponsors say the measure should help the state attract business.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sat down with a local news and politics show, to discuss his support for marriage equality. Mayor Reed has only recently endorsed full marriage equality, previously having only supported civil unions. In so doing, Mayor Reed tells the story of his own personal evolution on marriage equality.
Johnny Cummings grew up gay in this faded coal town, the son of a miner. He likes to joke that he didn't know he was gay until people around town told him he was. Now 50, Cummings is the mayor of Vicco, population 334. He's Mayor Johnny in the mornings.
Students in Cincinnati, Ohio are rallying around Purcell Marian assistant principal Mike Moroski. Moroski was placed on administrative leave last week after refusing to remove an entry from his personal blog that spoke out in support of marriage equality.