The Boy Scouts of America made history today by approving a resolution that will allow gay youth to participate. The Boy Scouts' ban on gay adults will remain intact. Many celebrities have taken to Twitter to share their excitement over this victory and continue to call for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders.
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This picture sums up the overall mentality of the modern marriage discrimination movement:
Harvey Weinstein and Jennifer Lawrence presented former President Bill Clinton with the Advocate for Change Award ton
Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America proposed maintaining its ban on adult gay leaders, while dropping the ban on gay scouts. Several faith leaders quickly expressed their disappointment in the proposed policy change. All faith leaders continued to call for a fully inclusive scouting program that included qualified gay leaders, even while some expressed joy that gay scouts would no longer be removed.
As support for the equal treatment of trans women in Smith College's admissions policy grows, the school's administration has yet to make a firm commitment toward changing its policy. It is more important than ever for trans advocates and allies to speak out and let the college know that trans women belong at Smith.
Today, the BSA released proposed language for a revised Membership Standards Resolution, which, if approved, would open Scouting to openly gay youth but would maintain the organization's ban on participation by gay and lesbian mothers, fathers and adutls.
Ally Robledo was served with trespassing charges on April 8th as she was leaving Rosauer's grocery store in Lewiston, Idaho. Robledo, who is openly transgender, was charged for using the women's restroom.
GLAAD today officially launched a new public service announcement campaign helmed by director Brett Ratner. The GLAAD 'Coming Out for Equality' PSA series features a diverse group of straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of equality and calling for other Americans to speak out. Visit glaad.org/ally to join the #AllyNetwork and take action for LGBT equality and watch featured PSAs and resources to help make your community a safe and supportive space.
Anti-gay California Pastor Greg Laurie, who in the past, has stated that "homosexuality is not in God’s order" and a sin, will lead this year's National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC.
As the clock wound down during the final rounds of the NFL draft on Saturday, only two kickers were chosen — and 23-year-old openly gay former Middle Tennessee State placekicker Alan Gendreau was not one of them.
When the Rhode Island State Senate tallied up the votes against a same-sex marriage bill passed there on Wednesday, something was missing: Republicans.
“I was standing outside the nightclub with my friends when I was ordered by [municipality] police to get into the car, with no legal order” one of the transgender revelers harassed Saturday night at Dekwaneh club Ghost said, on condition of anonymity.
The story of a Long Island Catholic ousted from his parish jobs for marrying his male partner generated headlines, outrage and an 18,000-signature petition to Bishop William Murphy to have Nicholas Coppola reinstated.
Former president George W. Bush refused to comment on same-sex marriage on Thursday, saying he didn't want to wade into hot topics.
We bet John Stemberger probably didn't know what he was getting into when he joined CNN earlier this week to discuss the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members. The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that it would consider repealing the ban for scouts (but not for scout leaders.)
The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro cannot visit Philadelphia to receive an award for her gay rights activism because the State Department has denied her permission to travel there, officials said Thursday.