Melissa Griffiths won the Outstanding Newspaper Article GLAAD Media Award at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles for her multi-part series, "LGBTQ in the Capital,” which ran in the Juneau Empire.
Ed Murray, Mayor (D) of Seattle, and the members of Seattle City Council have written a letter in support of Geoff McGrath, leader of a local Boy Scouts troop, whom the national organization wants to oust for being openly gay.
Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.
Geoff McGrath, openly gay Scoutmaster in Seattle, was discharged from his position by the Boy Scouts of America earlier this week for being gay, but his troop and its charter organization are standing by him.
The mother of a transgender student at George Fox University, a conservative Christian college in Oregon, has started an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to ban her son from residing in an all-male dorm on campus.
"It's just not normal and then you glorify, or it seems to me, that the promotion at USC Upstate is a glorification of same-sex orientation. That's not an explanation of 'I was born this way.' That's recruiting," said South Carolina state Senator Mike Fair (R), commenting on a segment of University of South Carolina Upstate's upcoming LGBT symposium. The one-woman show, satirically titled "How to Become a Lesbian in 10 days or Less," has been cancelled.