Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.
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The new Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island has shared his support for marriage equality, as that state is considering such legislation. According to the Rhode Island Future, Bishop Nicholas Knisely supports marriage equality, and will change a diocesan policy to allow priests to bless same-gender couples.
Illinois Bishop Sally Dyck spoke out today in support of marriage equality, just as her state is expected to address a bill on the issue.
Join Harlem Pride on Saturday, Jan. 12 for a Town Hall outlining its 2013 schedule of events and programmatic efforts.
Now that both Washington DC and Maryland have both legalized marriage for all loving couples, the National Cathedral, which is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, will perform weddings for gay and lesbian couples. The marriage rite for LGBT members was adopted by the Episcopal Church in 2012, though individual congregations can choose whether or not to implement it.
The Virginia-based Carilion Clinic, parent company of the Roanoke Athletic Club, has resolved to change its policies in 2013 and welcome LGBT families.
The Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council in California approved gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle Scout application, despite the national organization's anti-LGBT policy.
Who is anti-LGBT activist Linda Jernigan, and what does she believe? Let's examine.
Couples across the south are joining the Campaign for South Equality's WE DO effort to raise awareness and visibility about loving committed couples across the south.
San Francisco police are expanding "safe zones" within the city after an attack on a transgender woman. The police department already designated its district stations as "safe zones."
The Empire State Pride Agenda is kicking off a quarter-million-dollar ad campaign to push for the state to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that protects transgendered New Yorkers, the Times-Union writes.
Acknowledging that heated debate over gay rights could split Royal Oak this year —as it did in 2001 — city officials voted Monday night to put a human rights proposal on the November ballot.
When the Legislature last year backed the nation's first ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, lawmakers had in mind the experiences of people such as James Guay.
A D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order requiring a city funded shelter for homeless women located near the U.S. Capitol to stop denying transgender women access to the facility.
Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady survived a move Saturday to immediately oust him as party chairman over his support for same-sex marriage, but top state GOP leaders approved a succession strategy that could find him replaced within the next six weeks.
A Montgomery County teenager is hoping his honesty and courage could urge the Boy Scouts to reconsider a ban on homosexuality. Jessica Kartalija reports the Boy Scouts could reconsider the ban with a vote next month.
A transgender woman is calling attention to her experience in the Chatham County Jail after being confined there for four nights. She says at times she was scared to death.