Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.
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Cooper Smith Koch might be better known to most of Americans as the 'gay dad on the right' in JCPenney's ad featuring Cooper's family. Cooper worked with GLAAD to speak out about how the ad has impacted his family in media outlets like CNN and in a Father's Day post on Huffington Post Gay Voices.
Shari Johnson is a proud mom, and rightfully so. Her daughter Cholene is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the second woman to fly the U-2 spy plane, and was a captain for a commercial airline. But Johnson admits to the Washington Post that she was not prepared embrace her 37-year old daughter coming out a few years ago. At that time, being gay and being the perfect daughter were mutually exclusive. She writes, “In my experience, ‘gay pride’ was not on the acceptable list of parental bragging rights.”
James Turley, the Global Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young who is also a Board member of the Boy Scouts of America, issued a statement in which he disagrees with the ban on gay scouts and scout leaders and supports a proposed resolution to end the ban.
Conservative author is behind new paper marked by poor methodology and faulty conclusions.
Newspaper readers in Lancaster, PA were up in arms when Lancaster Newpapers Inc. refused to print a gay couple's engagement announcement. In response, the company changed its policy to become fully inclusive of same-sex relationship milestones. It is at least the second newspaper this week to do so.
This June, many cities around the United States will be hosting Black and Latino Gay Prides--and will continue to carry on the celebration of the LGBT movement throughout the year.
After refusing to publish a lesbian couple's wedding announcement, the Macon Telegraph has changed its policy on wedding announcements to become fully inclusive of same-sex couples.
Jennifer Tyrrell was kicked out of her son’s Boy Scout troop under the BSA's blanket ban on gay people being affiliated with the organization, either as scouts or leaders. Yesterday, the BSA announced that it would be "considering" a resolution at next year's annual business meeting that would reverse this ban.
Sexual reassignment surgery for transgendered students will be covered in students’ health care plans, effective this Fall.
San Francisco police are expanding "safe zones" within the city after an attack on a transgender woman. The police department already designated its district stations as "safe zones."
The Empire State Pride Agenda is kicking off a quarter-million-dollar ad campaign to push for the state to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that protects transgendered New Yorkers, the Times-Union writes.
Acknowledging that heated debate over gay rights could split Royal Oak this year —as it did in 2001 — city officials voted Monday night to put a human rights proposal on the November ballot.
When the Legislature last year backed the nation's first ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, lawmakers had in mind the experiences of people such as James Guay.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which discriminates against gay scouts, atheists, and families who want to put their sons and daughters in the same scouting program, has seen its membership plummet in the last decade. Many former scouts have left scouting altogether.
The 20-year-old son of basketball great Magic Johnson is surprised by the public interest in his being gay, something that he revealed to his supportive family several years ago.
A D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order requiring a city funded shelter for homeless women located near the U.S. Capitol to stop denying transgender women access to the facility.