When the Dominican Republic's Roman Catholic Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez called President Barack Obama's openly-gay U.S. ambassador nominee to the island nation a "maricon,” or "f----t," it raised eyebrows across the world — for different reasons.
Perhaps a generation ago, the Cardinal's comment would not have created much controversy in the country’s press, the government or the people.
If confirmed, Brewster will be the first openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million people. Local reports indicate that church leaders are pressuring the government to reject Brewster's nomination and calling on the faithful to dress in black on Monday in solidarity against him.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will not defend the state’s ban on same-sex couples marrying, challenged in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 striking down the definition of marriage in the Defense of Marriage Act that excluded gay couples from federal recognition, Kane Thursday said, “I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s version of DOMA. I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional.”
Philanthropist Charles R. “Chuck” Williams’ gift of $5.5 million to the UCLA School of Law will be earmarked for the Williams Institute for the study of sexual orientation and gender identity law, the university announced.
In an op-ed, GLAAD's acting president calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to act on immigration reform, as the lives of 11 million men, women and children, including 267,000 LGBT people, hang in the balance.
When Mia Macy landed a job with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in California, she was thrilled. A few days later, though, she claims that the federal agency told her the position had been eliminated, before quietly hiring somebody else.