Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
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As one of the country's most prominent anti-marriage activists is set to get married, Jeremy Hooper shares his congratulations, offers some words of advice, and includes a not-so-inspirational wedding day quote from Tony Perkins.
Navigators USA, a non-discriminatory scouting group, has doubled its size in the last year despite heavily shrinking numbers in the Boy Scouts of America.
A McDonald's restaurant in Washington is upholding the state's non-discrimination policies with a letter, originally written in 2006, reminding customers and employees that they are free to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Kentucky father Greg Bourke, who was forced out of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being gay, plans to deliver more than 64,000 Change.org petition signatures to the United Way urging the organization to withhold financial support from the Scouts.
For the past few years, the anti-LGBT organization Focus on the Family has been trying to rebrand the event once known as the Day Of Truth so that it seems much less dogmatic than it was when it was controlled by the "ex-gay" organization Exodus International. This cosmetic change is reflected in the new name that Focus on the Family gave its event: Day of Dialogue.
Transgender women in Washington D.C. can now utilize the facilities in the John L. Young Shelter for Women. D.C. after superior court judge Geoffrey Alprin issued an order which requires the city funded shelter to stop denying transgender women access to the facility.
Author Lesléa Newman is coming to New York City to read from her new novel-in-verse, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard."
Nicholas Coppola, the Catholic man stripped of all volunteer duties after he married his husband, has launched a Change.org petition, inviting Cardinal Timothy Dolan to dinner and conversation about the relationship between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and LGBT people.
It started out as a deeply personal act, that of a father officiating at the wedding of his son.
A Cleveland City Council member has called on authorities to investigate as a hate crime the death of a 20-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a northeastern Ohio pond in April and identified this week.
A proposed resolution supporting gay marriage is a political distraction and a misuse of the Dallas City Council’s time, Mayor Mike Rawlings said Wednesday.
Rhode Island is joining nine other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Tom Nelson and Linda Karle-Nelson, lifelong Catholics, are the parents of gay adult children who are in committed relationships.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, bill sponsor Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Governmental Operations Committee Chair Steve Englebright, and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol today announced the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).
The West Fourth Street basketball courts in Greenwich Village, known far and wide as the Cage, draw some of the toughest and best streetball players from across the city.
Rhode Island appears poised to become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a legislative panel voted Tuesday to forward same-sex marriage legislation to the full House for a final — and largely procedural — vote.