An official says Nepal’s government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category “third gender” for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female. Activists hailed the decision, saying it was an achievement for gay and transgender rights.
Wes Breedwell, an employee of Rocketown, a Nashville, Tennessee music venue and Christian youth outreach facility, was fired this week for wearing a t-shirt from the Connecticut-based punk band Hostage Calm reading "I Support Same-Sex Marriage".
Richard Blanco, who is openly gay and the son of Cuban exiles, was invited to compose an original poem to commemorate President Obama’s second inauguration. Here is video of Blanco sharing that poem, “One Today,” with the full text below.
Rev. Luis Leon's closing prayer at President Obama's inauguration Monday was a strong call for fighting prejudice and "fear of those different than us" — and a sign of the success of the LGBT rights movement over the course of Obama's first term.
President Obama on Monday became the first president to use the word “gay” as a reference to sexual orientation in an inaugural address, declaring the movement for equality to be part of the pantheon of America’s great civil rights struggles.
Today, GLAAD joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In this guest post, Rev. Irene Monroe points to Dr. King's work and political decisions as proof that the Baptist minister from Georgia supported equality and justice for all people.
The Presidential Inauguration Committee is also including more LGBT and supportive faith leaders elsewhere in the inauguration festivities. Tuesday morning's interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral will include Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, moderator and international leader of the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), a denomination founded 45 years ago as a church open to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.