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This morning, the White House announced that Carl Siciliano, executive director and founder of New York City’s Ali Forney Center, has been selected as a Champion of Change in the Fight Against Youth Homelessness.
Members of GLAAD staff joined hundreds of other supporters last Friday afternoon in support of the annual Trans Day of Action. The event is hosted every year by TransJustice, a subgroup of the Audre Lorde Project.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, more commonly referred to as the Mormon Church, has often had an antagonistic relationship with the LGBT community and its supporters. Back in 2008, the church was one of the strongest supporters of Proposition 8, which repealed marriage equality in California.
Chicago area LGBT-affirming faith groups are slated to be one of the lead contingents in the 2012 Pride Parade taking place on Sunday, June 24.
Shari Johnson is a proud mom, and rightfully so. Her daughter Cholene is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the second woman to fly the U-2 spy plane, and was a captain for a commercial airline. But Johnson admits to the Washington Post that she was not prepared embrace her 37-year old daughter coming out a few years ago. At that time, being gay and being the perfect daughter were mutually exclusive. She writes, “In my experience, ‘gay pride’ was not on the acceptable list of parental bragging rights.”
Father Bob Pierson, a Roman Catholic priest in Minnesota, speaks out against the proposed anti-LGBT marriage amendment in that state. Father Pierson’s video demonstrates that even those within the priesthood do not agree with the anti-LGBT antagonism of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.
Today, GLAAD released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.
Sadly, we have seen a spate of sermons calling for violence against LGBT people in recent weeks. Check out some pro-LGBT voices of faith and be sure to share with your friends and family.
The Florida Democratic Party's gay, lesbian, bixexual, transgender Democratic caucus said Monday that two of its members are running for Florida House of Representatives seats next year from Broward.
A gay slur allegedly uttered by Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Jones during a retirement party at an Irish bar never happened, according to an Internal Affairs investigation.
Committees in the Minnesota House and Senate are poised to vote on — and likely pass — bills to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday.
Hundreds of protesters demonstrated at the Texas Capitol on Monday, demanding equality for lesbians, gays and the transgendered, including the right to marry.
Lake County School Board members, in a narrow 3-2 vote, Monday night moved to keep middle-school campuses open to extracurricular clubs after two hours of comments mostly from supporters of a Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School in Leesburg.
A vocal opponent of gay marriage sparked an audible outcry on the Minnesota House floor Monday, March 11, when he used a procedural tactic to introduce a close friend who left the "gay lifestyle."
In a case that tests anti-discrimination protection for gays, a religious rights group told the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday that a photographer who declined to shoot the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple was exercising her rights to free speech and artistic freedom.
Representatives for the Westfield Galleria Mall in Roseville, Calif. formally apologized for a security guard who allegedly ejected a gay couple from the mall after they shared a kiss in public, according to Towleroad.