The city of Boston has agreed to pay a transgender woman $20,000 in exchange for dropping her suit against the officers who arrested her on disorderly conduct at a homeless shelter, in a case that highlights the department’s absence of written policies for dealing with transgender people.
The Lauderdale County High School football coach who was recorded making derogatory comments about the First Lady and gays has been suspended. Bob Grisham, who is also a psychology and driver's education teacher, was suspended for 10 days without pay.
For the second year, a grassroots group of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) citizens and supporters plan to rally at the Cabell County courthouse in Huntington this Valentine's Day supporting same sex marriage in West Virginia.
Several Ohio State students are starting a new fraternity that's different from all the others on campus. That's because Sigma Phi Beta is for gay students. The students organizing this say they want to create a safe space for gay students to be themselves.
Proponents of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois said Monday the state’s Senate Executive Committee will consider the measure at a Tuesday hearing, the very first working day of the Senate’s new session.
Advocates on both sides of the issue have stepped up their campaigns ahead of the final decision: They’ve encouraged their backers to make their voices heard through a phone-in and email deluge, and Scout leaders ousted because they were gay will deliver petitions with more than one million signatures to Boy Scouts headquarters on Monday.
Kara Asmus, field director with the Boy Scouts, believes the rule barring gay members doesn’t enhance the organization’s ability to fulfill their mission because sexual orientation isn’t something the group deals with directly.