Friday night in New York's Greenwich Village, police say a gunman, who is in custody but has yet to be identified, followed Mark Carson, taunting him with anti-gay slurs and homophobic language, before tragically shooting him in the head.
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Mayor Stephanie Miner today signed a new local law that extends civil rights to all people regardless of gender expression. The law, which passed the city council 7-1 last month, prohibits discrimination based on a person’s “actual or perceived sex, or their gender identity or expression.”
Point Loma Nazarene senior Sean Lewis, who is openly gay, said he and others often feel unwelcome on campus...To lessen that angst among gay students, Lewis recently spearheaded a campaign to begin a gay-themed discussion group.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney: "I have firmly stated before and will say again now that I do not believe you put civil rights on the ballot, period. It is the job of elected officials to ensure that everyone is provided equal protection and equal rights under the law."
A handful of LGBT and civl rights organizations will host a discussion and town hall meeting this week to build community awareness of the Chicago Police Department’s new policy that outlines how police interact with transgender and gender nonconforming detainees.
A gay sports outlet has called for the suspension of ESPN Radio/Washington D.C.
Eastern Michigan University announced this afternoon it has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was dismissed from the master’s degree counseling program after she refused to counsel a gay client because of her religious beliefs.
People move to New York for many complicated reasons — personal, professional, spiritual, gravitational — some quite clear, some unknowable. Edith Windsor came 60 years ago for a very simple one.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he hopes a bill allowing gay marriage in Illinois moves through the General Assembly next month.