De Avila also is remembered as an early gay rights advocate, said Ron Sylvester, board chairman at the Center Long Beach. "Carlos was a pioneer," Sylvester said. "He was one of the first LGBT activists in our community. He wasn't ashamed or embarrassed to identify himself as a gay man."
Senate lawmakers shot down a bill Thursday that would have given gay and lesbian North Dakotans the weight of state law behind legal battles against employers or landlords who discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
hree mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Capitol on Thursday with one goal. “It’s important that they be treated equally,” Mabel Galvin said. Government should treat all citizens the same, added Kay Allen.
A small Indiana community best known for its parks and corn festival has become the center of a national discussion about intolerance over a group’s plans to host a “traditional” prom that bans gay students.
After a wild season under the glare of the national media spotlight, the Mission College women's basketball team and its transsexual center Gabriellle Ludwig won their conference title Wednesday night.
When WBEZ launched its new ad campaign, it knew it would push some buttons. As part of the station’s yearly member drive, WBEZ has been satirically urging listeners to “go make babies,” arguing that “interesting people make interesting people.”
Catholics and their allies contribute joyfully and faithfully to the life of the Church. We hope that our leaders will think twice before labeling us destructive, disordered, and unnatural. And we hope that they will reconsider their opposition to same-sex civil marriage, which puts them in a position of inhospitality rather than welcome. In the meantime, inspired by our Catholic faith, we are contacting our state senators to urge support of Illinois's marriage equality bill.