This weekend, in a demonstration of the power of youth, hundreds of young people gathered in Los Angeles for the 19th annual Models of Pride Conference – a free conference focusing on lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and questioning youth and their allies.
The Washington State Archives on Monday released copies of petitions with signatures of those opposed to Washington's domestic partnership law. Anti-gay activists claim there "will certainly be harassment" of those who signed the petitions.
Wendy Walsh began working to prevent LGBT bullying in schools after her son Seth died by suicid. Seth's Law will require school districts across California to write anti-bullying policies that specifically mention gay and transgender students.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania has begun investigating an unnamed professor of graduate business classes for allegedly calling lesbian student Christina Santiago "disgusting, unnatural, and abnormal."
Her page, where she defended her statements to other Facebook users with references to religious belief, was removed from public view, but an attorney captured the comments and shared them with Garden State Equality, the statewide LGBT lobbying group.
Stuart Campbell will be the next executive director of Equality North Carolina, it was announced on Wednesday. The Texas anti-poverty advocate will be going into a battleground state where an amendment to ban same-sex marriage is being put before the voters next year. Campbell has experience with this as he was on the board of Equality Texas when they had to fight that state’s 2005 amendment. Unfortunately, that one passed.
New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, an openly gay lawmaker
from Queens, introduced a resolution Tuesday calling on the Department
of Education to teach LGBT history and contributions in the city’s
Words and images matter. It takes courage for families like Barb, Rhea and their son Matt to tell their story. By featuring this family, the Forum of Fargo Moorhead allows more people to connect with the everyday challenges of gay and lesbian families and begins to change hearts and minds for full equality.