Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
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It was just a year ago when Sheahan-Stahl, a successful actor and performer, was invited by his high school—Sacred Heart Academy in Mount Pleasant, Michigan—to be the keynote speaker at the 2012 graduation. Now a year later, his Live Through Love Foundation is announcing its first scholarship to an openly LGBT high school student.
Nicholas Coppola, the Catholic man stripped of all volunteer duties after he married his husband, has launched a Change.org petition, inviting Cardinal Timothy Dolan to dinner and conversation about the relationship between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and LGBT people.
After a transgender teenager was ordered to a suspension by her Nova Scotia high school for using the women's restroom, the school board has dropped the punishment and is changing its policy to meet the needs of all students.
Yesterday, the news broke that Roger Gorley was arrested while trying to remain at the bedside of his partner, Allen, in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Their story calls much-needed attention to the unequal treatment of gay and lesbian couples, even when they have put legal safeguards in place.
Nicholas Coppola, the gay Catholic man who was removed from his volunteer ministerial responsibilities at his Long Island parish after marrying his longtime partner, delivered a petition calling for his reinstatement to his bishop. In less than a week, the petition garnered over 18,000 signatures.
GLAAD today announced that actor and LGBT advocate Omar Sharif Jr. will join GLAAD's staff as National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer. Complementing the work of National Spokesperson Wilson Cruz, Sharif Jr. will be an essential part of GLAAD's Development team, helping to build relationships with donors and raise vital funds to support GLAAD's work to lead the conversation for LGBT equality.
Biola University professor Erik Thoennes equated having an LGBTQ identity with being a racist at a school-sponsored panel in September of 2012. Audio of his comments were only recently released. Because LGBTQ students are at risk for expulsion at Biola, it has taken months for them to organize. However, with the help of openly-queer alum Jos Charles, a petition was finally started.
A Missouri man was arrested because he stayed by his partner's bedside in the hospital. The hospital refused to recognize Roger as a part of Allen's family, put him handcuffs, and escorted him out of the building. Roger is now unable to see his partner at all, because of a restraining order following his arrest.
Last week, a Hawaii judge ruled that a bed & breakfast broke the law when it refused service to a same-sex couple, a ruling which the National Organization for Marriage took particular exception to.
Paris police have stepped up security ahead of a final parliamentary vote on a bill that will make France the fourteenth country to legalise same-sex marriage.
Paraguay's president-elect, Horacio Cartes, said Monday that he'll urge Congress to approve Venezuela's entry into Mercosur, and he apologized for making anti-gay comments during the campaign.
LOS ANGELES — NBC's sitcom "The New Normal," FX's thriller "American Horror Story: Asylum" and NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" took home top TV honors at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday night in Los Angeles.
The White House told the Supreme Court it favored same-sex marriage. So did dozens of big corporations, a host of political and legal heavyweights — and 9-year-old Austin Covey.
The first Republican senator to endorse same-sex marriage has seen his approval rating dip slightly in the month since his announcement.
Friday marked the 18th National Day of Silence in the US, an annual event in which students tackle homophobia and transphobia through vows of silence.
Hundreds of calls, some of them threatening, have been received at a Roman Catholic high school in Columbus where a