The Health and Human Services Department has decided to forgo the public comment process, and instead rely on a panel of experts to determine whether to lift its 32 year-old policy against covering Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) in its Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Former professional football player Kwame Harris acknowledges that he is gay on CNN Newsroom. His interview reflects the hardships faced by an NFL player who identifies as gay and begs the question of what will need to happen for an active NFL player to feel comfortable coming out. In the interview with Coy Wire, Harris discussed whether he thought about coming out in the NFL, the implications that would have entailed, and what it was like to be a closeted professional athlete.
In the late fall of 1988, state lawmakers and representatives from major insurance and pharmaceutical companies were hard at work addressing the looming AIDS crisis for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative-leaning think tank that produces state-based business-friendly model legislation.
This past Easter Sunday, anti-LGBT Harry Jackson appeared on CBS News' highly respected Face The Nation program. While he played perfectly nice while the mainstream media cameras rolled, Harry went back to his home church and conveyed his true intent. Namely: His desire to "convert" those who believe differently than himself.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, thousands of LGBT people and their allies rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., as the nation's highest court considered two cases on marriage equality.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department reversed course Friday night after saying earlier that day that it would consider revising Medicare policy to cover medically necessary gender transition surgeries.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) is no stranger to pushing anti-gay rhetoric and policies, and in the Washington Times today attacked marriage equality for being “in defiance of biology, nature and common sense” and allegedly “further[ing] the destruction of the family.”
On Easter Sunday, weeks after he helped elect a new pope for a church struggling with declining numbers and controversy over social issues, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said that the Roman Catholic Church could be more welcoming of gay men and lesbians despite opposing same-sex marriage.