New Jersey Rev. Milton B. Hobbs this week defended teacher Viki Knox, who wrote anti-LGBT comments on her Facebook page. Hobbs called Knox a "very loving person" and said, “Any Christian who makes a stand that’s unpopular can expect to be persecuted. That’s in the Bible, too."
Times: Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, took a step toward true equality for all Americans last week by planning a vote next month on whether to repeal the law that bars the federal government from recognizing lawfully performed marriages between same-sex couples.
Republican Fred Karger, who said he is the first openly gay presidential candidate, signed his name and wrote "Equality for All!" on a keepsake poster Monday as he formally put his name on the ballot for New Hampshire's yet-to-be scheduled presidential primary.
October is LGBT History Month, a time to celebrate all the brave people who came before us and to remember the enormous impact they have made. At GLAAD, this month also signals an opportunity to tell the stories of some of history’s unsung heroes. Gary Hess — a gay former Navy Commander who in the mid-1970s advocated for an honorable (rather than dishonorable) discharge from the military and won — is one such hero.