In recognition of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Gay Freedom Day Marching Band will lead San Francisco's 92nd annual Veterans Day Parade this Friday. The band was founded in 1978 to counter Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaigns and was the first openly gay musical group in the world.
More than 40 theaters and universities in 25 states will stage their own performances of "Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" on Monday, Nov. 7, in connection with its off-Broadway debut that night.
On Sunday, October 30, in Reno, Texas, Burke Burnett was stabbed repeatedly with a broken beer bottle and thrown onto a fire. At the same time, 26-year-old Burke, who is openly gay, was taunted with numerous anti-gay slurs. "I was hurt really badly that night, emotionally and physically, but I didn't lose my life, and that's the most important thing," said Burke. GLAAD has been working closely with Burke to help him share his story with the media.
Today a Senate panel unanimously advanced Michael Walter Fitzgerald's nomination to the full Senate. FRCAction and the Traditional Values Coalition submitted letters to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to oppose the nomination of the openly gay nominee for U.S. District for the Central District of California.