Friday night in New York's Greenwich Village, police say a gunman, who is in custody but has yet to be identified, followed Mark Carson, taunting him with anti-gay slurs and homophobic language, before tragically shooting him in the head.
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We have heard from quite a few constituencies of late about the need for President Obama and Congress to come to a deal over the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
Sixty-three percent of Americans describe discrimination against gays and lesbians as a "very" or "somewhat serious" problem in the United States.
Hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage, couples officially began receiving state licenses as Washington became the latest state to allow members of the same sex to marry.
South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina's junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about $80 million.
Chase Strangio: "The removal of GID or its changing construction might help to further distance some (most likely white, wealthy, male-identified) trans people from external control over their access to affirming care, while simultaneously subjecting other trans people (low-income, incarcerated, people of color, female-identified) to enhanced control."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Obama is not currently planning to revisit the idea of issuing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers at the start of his second term.
Jimmy Nguyen: "I don't see many people like me in the media. I am gay and a racial minority (and, oh yeah, an immigrant to the U.S.). When I turn on the TV, go to a movie or read the news, I rarely see any LGBT racial minority stars."
Last summer President Obama made history by announcing his support for gay marriage.