On December 20, Latino LGBT and ally advocates announced the launch of Unión=Fuerza, the first Latino Institute at Creating Change, the annual conference that brings LGBT people and allies together for workshops and discussions about the work being done to advocate for LGBT equality.
Daniel Browne: "Christmas is almost here, and many of us are looking forward to spending time with our loved ones. But there are some people who don't have that to look forward to. That is because they are homeless. Being homeless is one of the worst things can happen to someone."
When Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed called Lee Schreter on Dec. 11 to tell her was announcing publicly his support of marriage equality, she whooped out loud. “And I had a smile pasted on my face the rest of the day,” she recalled.
Even though the Boy Scouts of America bars atheists and gays, the city of San Diego is allowed to lease the group public property at nominal rates without running afoul of the state and federal constitutions, a federal appeals court decided Thursday.
Now that Minnesota voters have rejected an amendment constitutionally defining marriage as one man, one woman, activists and allies in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party there say they plan to push for full marriage equality early next year.
Gay couples will be allowed to marry in Maryland starting Jan. 1, but as things stand now, they won’t be allowed to file joint tax returns. Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday that he is committed to changing that before income taxes are due for 2013.