Today, GLAAD joined Ban Ki Moon, Ricky Marin, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and hundreds of LGBT and global human rights advocates at the United Nations in New York City. The event, titled “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia” a panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is saying he now supports gay marriage and that same-sex couples have a "fundamental right" to wed. Reed announced his view Tuesday as he signed a resolution passed by Atlanta's City Council showing support for same-sex marriage.
Cambodia's prime minister urged the Southeast Asian nation's people on Tuesday not to discriminate against their gay countrymen. Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at a ceremony to hand land titles to villagers in southern Cambodia.
Compared to suburban and urban LGBT students, those living in rural areas felt less safe at school, had less supportive administrators, had less supportive peers, and were less likely to have policies protecting sexual orientation and gender expression.
Ricky Martin joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka and other LGBT and human rights leaders at a Human Rights Day panel called "Leadership in the Fight Against Homophobia." Watch the event LIVE.
Britain outlined plans on Tuesday to allow gay marriage that have split Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and raised fears among religious groups they will be forced to hold same-sex weddings.
The FBI has released its hate crimes statistics for the year 2011. The Anti-Defamation League notes that the overall number of hate crime incidents decreased from 6,628 in 2010 to 6,222, the lowest number of reported hate crimes since 1994.