Today, the Boy Scouts of America's Greater New York Councils and US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released statements supporting the move to allow gay youth to participate in the Boy Scouts and continue onward for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders.
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As support for the equal treatment of trans women in Smith College's admissions policy grows, the school's administration has yet to make a firm commitment toward changing its policy. It is more important than ever for trans advocates and allies to speak out and let the college know that trans women belong at Smith.
Today, the BSA released proposed language for a revised Membership Standards Resolution, which, if approved, would open Scouting to openly gay youth but would maintain the organization's ban on participation by gay and lesbian mothers, fathers and adutls.
Ally Robledo was served with trespassing charges on April 8th as she was leaving Rosauer's grocery store in Lewiston, Idaho. Robledo, who is openly transgender, was charged for using the women's restroom.
GLAAD today officially launched a new public service announcement campaign helmed by director Brett Ratner. The GLAAD 'Coming Out for Equality' PSA series features a diverse group of straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of equality and calling for other Americans to speak out. Visit glaad.org/ally to join the #AllyNetwork and take action for LGBT equality and watch featured PSAs and resources to help make your community a safe and supportive space.
A plan for comprehensive immigration reform legislation was introduced by senators today, and it does not include same-sex couples. GLAAD urges a final bill that protects all immigrants, including LGBT people.
Dannika Nash, a junior at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, started blogging two months ago. On April 7th, after attending a Macklemore concert, she published her third post, “An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation,” and got 2,377 more comments than she expected. The letter has since gained national attention and has been reposted to dozens of websites.
As one of the country's most prominent anti-marriage activists is set to get married, Jeremy Hooper shares his congratulations, offers some words of advice, and includes a not-so-inspirational wedding day quote from Tony Perkins.
Navigators USA, a non-discriminatory scouting group, has doubled its size in the last year despite heavily shrinking numbers in the Boy Scouts of America.
We bet John Stemberger probably didn't know what he was getting into when he joined CNN earlier this week to discuss the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members. The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that it would consider repealing the ban for scouts (but not for scout leaders.)
The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro cannot visit Philadelphia to receive an award for her gay rights activism because the State Department has denied her permission to travel there, officials said Thursday.
A gay couple married under state law cannot give a joint contribution to a federal candidate if they make it from an individual banking account, the Federal Election Commission voted unanimously Thursday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a message for the Boy Scouts of America's plan to allow gay Scouts: We're fine with it.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will be reintroduced today in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. People may have a lot of questions. Here, I hope, are the answers.
Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) has a full-page ad in Politico today calling on the Republican Party to grow the proverbial “big tent” by dropping its opposition to granting equal rights to the LGBT community.
Transgender Law Center congratulates the state of Vermont today, as it becomes the fourth state (and DC!) to order insurance companies to end their practice of excluding medically necessary care for transgender people.
The American Civil Liberties Union LGBT legal organizations said Thursday that a key religious exemption in new legislation banning anti-LGBT job discrimination "undermines the core goal" of the bill and should be removed.