Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum is the senior Rabbi at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City, which is the largest LGBT congregation in the world. In honor of her 20th year at CBST, Rabbi Kleinbaum recorded a “You’ve Got” video for AOL, discussing her activism and passion for LGBT equality.
A South Florida teen was brutally beaten by a man at a gas station, and she says it was because of her sexual orientation. Nineteen-year-old Nachrisha Cash has cuts, welts and bruises on her face after she said she was a victim of a vicious beating outside a gas station.
The Maine Ethics Commission fined the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage for the late filing of a campaign finance report that detailed $800,000 in contributions from the Washington, D.C.-based group to the lead campaign opposing Maine's ballot initiative on marriage equality.
"It's not a hate crime at all," said Ally Hawkins. "We both know the reason why this happened, and it doesn't make any excuses for him, I'm not defending him at all. I know why he was angry, and that will come out."
In its newest edition of CD Summary, the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, explores health disparities experienced by those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, versus those who identify as heterosexual.