Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine tell their story, from a time when their relationship was kept private to their current lives as a married couple with fifty years of memories behind them, in their new co-written memoir.
During an event for the Elton John AIDS Foundation on Wednesday, John praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and thanked him for "taking a stand in New York and making the dream of marriage equality a reality in the state."
Joplin High School teacher Jim Whitney this week was cleared of charges that he made anti-gay comments on Facebook. Joplin Superintendent Doctor CJ Huff claims Whitney's account was hacked and said, "It's unfortunate when you're dealing with social media and dealing with technology and the potential for people to get on to other people's accounts and say things that shouldn't be said."
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has been advocating for the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which would prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the orientation, gender identification, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent.
Josh Snyder, the husband of the gay soldier booed at a September Republican presidential debate, appeared on MSNBC Thursday to discuss the incident and the lawsuit he is a plaintiff in seeking to strike down DOMA.