President Barack Obama’s emphatic gay-rights advocacy in his inaugural address thrilled many activists. Yet almost immediately came the questions and exhortations as to what steps should be taken next.
At a news conference Tuesday, local pastors, realtors and attorneys announcing their support for senate bill 2252. "We want to make sure no ones fearful about losing their job and home because of sexual orientation," says Dave Lanpher, Park Company Realtors.
Despite one of its anchors recently demonstrating that the network is aware of his call for criminal sanctions against homosexuality, CNN chose to again host Family Research Council staffer Peter Sprigg on air this morning without mentioning the true breadth of his views.
Richard Blanco is the first Latino and openly gay man to deliver the inaugural poem. Anderson Cooper asks him about the honor, his inspiration for the poem, and the significance of being part of President Obama's swearing-in ceremony.
An official says Nepal’s government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category “third gender” for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female. Activists hailed the decision, saying it was an achievement for gay and transgender rights.
Wes Breedwell, an employee of Rocketown, a Nashville, Tennessee music venue and Christian youth outreach facility, was fired this week for wearing a t-shirt from the Connecticut-based punk band Hostage Calm reading "I Support Same-Sex Marriage".
Richard Blanco, who is openly gay and the son of Cuban exiles, was invited to compose an original poem to commemorate President Obama’s second inauguration. Here is video of Blanco sharing that poem, “One Today,” with the full text below.
Rev. Luis Leon's closing prayer at President Obama's inauguration Monday was a strong call for fighting prejudice and "fear of those different than us" — and a sign of the success of the LGBT rights movement over the course of Obama's first term.