Today, the Boy Scouts of America's Greater New York Councils and US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released statements supporting the move to allow gay youth to participate in the Boy Scouts and continue onward for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders.
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Several same-sex couples came together in the first minutes of New Year's Day in Honolulu to become the first in the state's history to enter into civil unions.
Given the growth of the elderly LGBT population and the need for social services that are LGBT-inclusive and welcoming, cities across the country are increasing their numbers of LGBT-friendly affordable housing facilities.
In Claremont, Calif., a nativity scene featuring both same-sex and opposite-sex couples was vandalized. Police have labeled the act a hate crime.
Washington, D.C., Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At-Large) introduced a bill that would allow same-sex couples who've married in D.C. but live in states that don’t recognize their marriages to return to D.C. to file for divorce. The bill is set for a vote in early 2012.
The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage began running ads on Iowa stations that refer to presidential candidates and their opinions about marriage for same-sex couples.
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement in which he defends the anti-gay comment he made last week about the LGBT movement and organizations.
Four loving couples will have their civil union ceremonies in Hawaii at midnight on January 1 during a celebration being held by a coalition of groups including Citizens for Equal Rights and Honolulu Pride. The state's civil unions law takes effect on January 1.
Donna Fountain carried her list, titled "My Dreams," with her everywhere. Her goals were to find a great job, buy a house by age 45, start a sanctuary for gay and lesbian teens, marry the woman of her dreams and watch her son, Elijah, graduate from college. Sadly, Donna died in a hit-and-run accident on Christmas morning.