Chuck Hagel, a candidate for secretary of defense whose record on gay-rights issues has come under fire in recent days, apologized on Friday for remarks he made as a senator that an openly gay man nominated for a diplomatic post should not represent the United States.
A few weeks ago I’d have told you that on the subject of equal rights for gays and lesbians — arguably the civil rights issue of our day — I was feeling pretty proud of my country. Gay equality is supported by swelling majorities in polls, especially among young Americans.
A former Miss Pennsylvania USA, who gave up her state crown shortly after the Miss Universe organization announced its decision to allow transgender participants, has been ordered pay the pageant organization $5 million for defamation.
It was a brave campaign against the odds that will not have a Hollywood ending. But David Kuria, forced to withdraw from elections in Kenya, has already smashed barriers as the country's first openly gay politician.
Frank Schubert, the National Political Director for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), is the mastermind who ran the campaign that persuaded voters to vote in favor of Proposition 8 in California in 2008, thereby outlawing gay marriage in the state.
The Uruguayan Senate will vote on a gay marriage bill this Wednesday 26 December. The Senate has expedited voting on the Marriage Equality Law after it passed with an overwhelming majority in the country's lower house of Congress 11 December by 81-6 votes.
The gay former leader of a local council in Scotland has died after being assaulted in Glasgow city center in the early hours of Saturday (22 December). John Morrison, 50, was attacked while on his way home to Milngavie, where he lived with his partner, after a Christmas night out.