Christopher Orlando, 18, was sentenced Tuesday to two months in prison for attacking an openly gay man at the Stonewall Inn in 2010. The other man involved in the attack was previously sentenced and sent to prison for two years.
In the days following Chicago Cardinal Francis George’s comparison that the LGBT movement could “morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism,” LGBT-affirming Catholics have spoken out against such harmful words and for the unity of their church with the LGBT community.
Four loving couples will have their civil union ceremonies in Hawaii at midnight on January 1 during a celebration being held by a coalition of groups including Citizens for Equal Rights and Honolulu Pride. The state's civil unions law takes effect on January 1.
Donna Fountain carried her list, titled "My Dreams," with her everywhere. Her goals were to find a great job, buy a house by age 45, start a sanctuary for gay and lesbian teens, marry the woman of her dreams and watch her son, Elijah, graduate from college. Sadly, Donna died in a hit-and-run accident on Christmas morning.
Planned Parenthood's STARS program in New York State is a peer education program that requires participants to attend LGBT-inclusive events in order to foster understanding of diversity, but the group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms opposes these requirements and intends to bring its concerns to the state legislature.