Decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called Cherry Grove.
The seaside resort on Fire Island, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, was known as far back as the late 1940s as a sanctuary where gay writers, actors and businesspeople from the city and beyond escaped to relax, hold hands and show affection in public.
My husband, Alfonso Garcia, has a generous spirit, a warm heart, a beaming smile, and a laugh that can be heard from a mile away. In the 12 years we’ve been together, we’ve never been apart for more than a few days. I always thought we were inseparable until the federal government proved me wrong.
Thanks to a three year long campaign by RAGE, SEPTA has removed gender stickers on all monthly transit passes, making the Philly transit system more inclusive for transgender, gender queer and gender non-conforming people.
I get asked a lot by progressive friends, who know my long involvement in the fight for marriage equality, “How are we going to beat the church folk?”
Here’s the thing: The “church folk” are with us. In fact, we couldn’t have gotten this far without them. And we aren’t going to win full equality nationwide unless we meet them where they are and bring them with us.
Since 1977, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood. On Friday, July 12th, 2013, the first‐ever National Gay Blood Drive will take place to bring attention to the ban and increase pressure on the FDA to lift it.
After over two decades of dedication to one another, two 63 year old women made Delaware history Monday, becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed under the state’s new marriage equality legislation.
Democratic state Sen. Karen Peterson and her longtime partner, Vikki Bandy, both 63, exchanged vows in front of about 35 friends and supporters in a county clerk’s office, converting their civil union into a legally recognized marriage.