Over 300 students at Miami University and the University of Cincinnati held coinciding rallies today in Oxford and Cincinnati, respectively, in response to a brutal hate crime that left two gay students “bloody and battered” late Saturday night in Oxford.
Last fall, Muslims for Progressive Values, an American reformist organization, gathered from around the country to celebrate the growth of membership. In less than five years, the group had grown from a few friends to a thousand members and spawned a string of small mosques and spiritual groups that stretched from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
A former Metro-North employee is suing the MTA for discrimination based on his sexual orientation.
Reginal Jenkins alleges that on June 26, 2011, Gay Pride Day in New York City, several co-workers made repeated derogatory comments about customers riding the trains to and from the parade, and sang a Caribbean song calling for the murder of gay men. When he complained, he said his foreman called him “cupcake” throughout the day.
The dilemma Obama faces on marriage equality has just deepened yet again with the news that four former Democratic National Committee chairs have called for the inclusion of a marriage equality plank in the party platform at the convention later this summer:
“We are proud that the Democratic Party fights for working families, economic justice, and equal opportunity for all,” said Howard Dean, Donald Fowler, Steve Grossman and David Wilhelm in a joint statement.
In his latest column, The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart discusses support from the LGBT community for the family and friends of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American who was shot and killed more than a month ago in Sanford, Florida.
It has been more than 35 years since George M. Sullivan, the former mayor of Anchorage, vetoed a bill passed by the city assembly that would have extended basic civil protections to LGBT people. It has been three years since his son, Dan, the current mayor, vetoed a similar bill.
Dozens of House Democrats are urging President Obama to fight harder to end discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace.
More than 70 Democrats sent a letter to Obama Tuesday asking the president to adopt an executive order explicitly prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.