Said Gaga of the Born This Way Foundation: "Together we hope to establish a standard of bravery and kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment."
JP Marzullo, Area 3 vice chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, wrote a powerful op-ed for the Concord Monitor in which he speaks lovingly of his son, who is gay, and asks fellow Republicans not to repeal marriage equality.
Jose Manuel Ramirez Perez of Mexico City was arrested and accused of killing and robbing Nicholas Aaronson over the weekend. Perez claimed Aaronson was still alive when Perez left the hotel and said a 15-year-old from Phoenix, Ariz., was responsible for the murder.
New Hampshire state Rep. David Bates, who is the sponsor of a constitutional amendment aiming to ban marriage equality in New Hampshire, has decided not to pursue the measure next year because he wants to make room for a debate on a bill aiming to repeal the current marriage equality law.
President Obama has issued an order proclaiming November 2011 as National Adoption Month in which he mentioned gay and lesbian families: "Adoptive families come in all forms," the order says. "With so many children waiting for loving homes, it is important to ensure that all qualified caregivers are given the opportunity to serve as adoptive parents, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status."