In the spring semester of 2011, Grace University, a Midwest Christian college in Omaha, Nebraska decided to expel Danielle Powell, simply because she is gay. After her expulsion, Powell says she was told that she would have to repay the $6,300 of tuition for the semester she wasn't allowed to finish.
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YETA (Youth Empowered to Act), a group of LGBT youth leaders between the ages of 14 and 24, plans to protest the opening of a new Chick-fil-a franchise in Laguna Hills, California on Thursday, July 26.
The International AIDS Conference kicked-off over the weekend. More than 30,000 people are expected to gather in our nation's capital.
Following a secret committee's vote to keep the Boy Scouts' anti-gay ban, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls has launched a petition urging the Boy Scouts to allow its board members to vote to end the ban.
Kristene Chapa has left the hospital and helped the police sketch the man who shot her and her girlfriend, Mary Olgin, execution style in June, leaving Kristene in critical condition and Mollie dead. She has begun rehabilitative therapies and was told for the first time that Mollie did not survive.
A new report has been released that sheds light on youth who are LGBT and homeless, and GLAAD is calling on the media to bring more attention to this epidemic, the unique problems that such teens and young adults face, and potential solutions, as outlined in the report.
The #SupportCeCe campaign announces a new effort to collect books for CeCe McDonald. Show support.
On July 1, Seth’s Law (AB9) and AB1156 became a reality and California schools are now required to enact anti-bullying policies. Some young adults in Orange County are making sure that teens feel empowered to cite these laws if they experience bullying or discrimination. And they have some famous friends helping them including Betty DeGeneres, Ellen’s mom.
Singer Frenchie Davis Talks to GLAAD about her interview on Tom Joyner Morning Show.
A gay teacher seeking reinstatement to a Roman Catholic high school in Columbus said she hopes the support she has received from around the world will encourage young people who question their sexuality.
The American Civil Liberties Union LGBT legal organizations said Thursday that a key religious exemption in new legislation banning anti-LGBT job discrimination "undermines the core goal" of the bill and should be removed.
John Paulk, one of the most recognized former leaders from the now-crumbling "ex-gay" movement, renounced his past and formally apologized for the harm he and the movement have caused in a public statement Wednesday.
On Tuesday, March 12, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to meet with a group of representatives from Housing Works who, every Tuesday from January to June, travel to Albany, N.Y., to speak with New York state legislators to encourage them to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).
A former top aide to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday publicly urged Minnesota GOP legislators to back legalized gay marriage or risk alienating young voters.
Frustrated by being left out of an immigration overhaul, gay rights groups are pushing to adjust a bipartisan Senate bill to include gay couples. But Democrats are treading carefully, wary of adding another divisive issue that could cost Republican support and jeopardize the entire bill.
The number of U.S. states allowing gay marriage is set to enter double digits now that Rhode Island's state Senate has taken a landmark vote.
The story of a transgender student at Red Lion Area Senior High School has drawn attention and support online after his name was put on the ballot for prom queen instead of prom king.