Bryan Leffew sits down with Pennsylvania's first openly gay lawmaker Brian Sims, who has of late seen some exciting and hopeful action in his state with regard to marriage equality, to talk about how his first few months have been in office.
A Pennsylvania law banning same-sex marriage is quickly losing its authority, as a growing number of state officials are choosing to openly defy the legislation rather than wait for the result of a federal court challenge.
A new play, The Anointed, was written for the African-American, religious, and spiritual communities about the intersection between spirituality and sexuality, the struggles associated within this reconciliation, and also to bring healing to many individuals within the African-American community who have endured similar experiences.
How much does Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George hate marriage equality. Enough that he’s willing to pull funding for any organization that even tangentially supports it. That’s what happened to Bikes N’ Roses, a neighborhood charity that fixes bicycles for kids and trains them how to fix bikes on their own.
In the city’s primary on Tuesday, openly gay state Senator Ed Murray emerged the biggest vote-getter in the five-person field, with more than 30% of the vote. Incumbent Mike McGinn came in second with 27% of the vote.
On Friday, August 9, the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors will vote on a policy that would ban gender-neutral housing at all seventeen UNC campuses, and threaten the safety and well-being of trans and gender non-conforming students living there. This policy was previously approved by a "Governance Committee" and is moving on to a final vote before the full board.
Trouble is brewing in the gay-friendly Ivy League. With students set to arrive back for classes in a few weeks, Dartmouth College has been trying to keep their latest scandal as quiet as possible. And they’ve successfully managed to do so… until now.
Stephen Lovegrove, a rising junior at Charleston Southern University, was informed this past Monday that he had lost his work-study position a resident advisor (RA) at his school after he began posting on the internet about being gay and Christian.