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While the US Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments on the discriminatory 'Defense of Marriage Act' and California's Proposition 8, millions of people turned social media red in support of marriage equality. Two leaders in the Roman Catholic Church took to the internet to make harmful attacks on LGBT people and their supporters.
Carl Siciliano, of the Aly Forney Center, reflects on the effect religious suppression and persecution has on LGBT youth; including instance of violence, self-hatred, and homelessness.
The newest issue of TIME magazine features split-run covers with two committed same-sex couples sharing a kiss with the headline "Gay marriage already won. The Supreme Court hasn't made up its mind – but America has." The newsstand edition will be split between a male couple and a female couple, Sarah Kate and Kristen Ellis-Henderson, with whom GLAAD has worked closely.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Smoking and Health has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking, and the campaign includes members of the LGBT community.
Parents Toni and Tom Weaver told the story of their son's coming out to WBEZ, and explained why their church's reaction has prompted both of them to leave.
After Smith College refused to consider her application for the second time, Calliope Wong, a high school senior and trans woman, is calling for a change in the college's admissions practices, and GLAAD is working to bring her story to broader attention.
Congratulations are in order for NBC News' Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk. The couple announced in a blog post and on Today that they have been dating for three years and are expecting a child.
Faith leaders gathered in New York to rally in support of marriage equality, holding both a prayer service and a Passover Seder.
An Idaho Rosauers grocery store has filed trespassing charges against transgender woman Ally Robledo, banning her from ever shopping there. Her violation, according to Lewiston, Idaho Police Captain Roger Lanier, was “urinating while standing up”.
The same day the Republican National Committee codified its opposition to marriage equality in a unanimous resolution, committee member Robin Armstrong referred to the GOP as "the party of tolerance" on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews Friday.
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told Reuters in an interview on Sunday that President Obama is hoping to bolster his record on gay rights with a push for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), but congressional aides say there is little evidence to indicate his administration is prioritizing the legislation.
Transgender advocates Masen Davis and Christan Williams squared off with Arizona Rep. John Kavanaugh, the author of a bill that would allow businesses to forbid transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Ireland is to hold a referendum on legalising gay marriage after a special convention set up to reform the Irish constitution recommended that same-sex couples in the republic be recognised in law.
NFL Safety Kerry Rhodes, who last season played for the Arizona Cardinals and is now a free agent, told TMZ he is not gay, but he is supportive of a teammate coming out.
President Barack Obama may have made a slow start on gay rights issues, but by the end of his first term his record was such that a news magazine dubbed him the nation's "first gay president." Now activists want more.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- After Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon directed a slur at Will Johnson, the Timbers midfielder responded with the game-winning goal.