Local and Regional News

News that originates from and/or specifically impacts a local community, city, state, or region

Houston HEROs speak out for non-discrimination ordinance

Houston, Texas could soon pass HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which would cover employment, city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employment at businesses with at least 50 employees on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.

Read More

AUDIO: If you believe in LGBT equality, your religious beliefs don't count according to Tony Perkins

So, in short, religious freedom only applies to Tony Perkins. That doesn't really sound like freedom to me. To be perfectly in honest, it seems that Tony Perkins is asking for special rights.

Read More

Washington Governor "deeply troubled" by Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy, allies with ousted Scoutmaster

Jay Inslee, the Governor for the State of Washington, has released an open letter supporting Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath and condemning the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for revoking his title as well as his troop's charter, simply because Geoffrey is openly gay.

Read More

Snapshots: Equality Alabama, Univision, Nintendo, and Michael Sam

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

Read More

Petition to allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers in Oregon is dropped

The Oregon Family Council announced they would not be moving forward with IP 52—the measure that would allow businesses and corporations to turn gay and lesbian couples away for goods and services.

Read More

LGBT-affirming Mormon group banned from Utah’s biggest parade

Utah’s biggest parade, Days of ’47, has deemed the LGBT-affirming faith-based group Mormons Building Bridges “too controversial” to have a participating float, reported the Salt Lake Tribune.

Read More
May 9, 2014

Colin Higgins Foundation awards outstanding LGBTQ youth with Youth Courage Award

The Colin Higgins Foundation has announced the award winners of the Youth Courage awards, who will go on to receive a $10,000 grant and a trip to LA Pride.

Read More

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Local and Regional News