Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
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"Ohio must have the courage to confront bullying," said Ed Mullen, the executive director of Equality Ohio. "Until our state's laws and school policies specifically address this problem, bullying will continue unabated and schools will remain unsafe."
Pop superstar Lady Gaga created her last album, Born This Way, to communicate a distinct message of acceptance and self-confidence with the LGBT community very much in mind, and today she announced the creation of the Born This Way Foundation to take her anti-bullying work to the next level.
This weekend San Diego’s Patrick Henry High named Rebecca Arellano Homecoming King and her girlfriend, Haileigh Adams Queen, making national news and prompting an outpouring of support – and also some apparently VERY negative reactions.
Seeing Bobby Montoya expressing herself, seeking to join a venerable institution like the Girl Scouts, and eventually being accepted was an incredibly positive sign, and would have served as a perfect happy ending to this story - if some in the media had let it.
Millions of Americans celebrated Spirit Day on October 20 by 'going purple' to stand up against bullying and send a message to LGBT youth that it's okay to be who you are.
En América Latina, se sumaron al Día del Espíritu organizaciones LGBT y los medios de comunicación, creando un movimiento transnacional para conmemorar la fecha.
Latin American media and LGBT organizations united to create a transnational movement to commemorate Spirit Day.
The Girl Scouts of Colorado spoke out in support of transgender children following the story of a child who was denied enrollment in a local Girl Scout troop.
A church in Winston-Salem has announced it will stop performing all marriages until United Methodist pastors are allowed to officiate at marriages for same-sex couples.
A court in Seoul has ruled that transgender South Koreans can amend their gender on official documents without having to go through genital-altering surgery, Korea Times reports.
“It became really clear that it wasn’t just about liking pink or feminine things,” said Kathryn Mathis, Coy’s mother, recounting how Coy had anxiety attacks when people treated her as a boy. “It was that she was trying so hard to show us that she was a girl.”
A day after advocating greater federal rights for same-sex couples, Republican mega-donor Foster Friess took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday and told the crowd, "Chick-fil-A values are American values!"
Supporters of making gay marriage legal in Minnesota held what they called "house parties" across the state Sunday, to raise money for their cause.
While the appointment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope has filled many in this deeply Catholic country with pride, members of the gay pride community are unsurprisingly less than enthusiastic with the Vatican's choice.
When photographer Craig F. Walker captured Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino — one of the biggest proponents of the state's new civil unions legislation which passed March 12 — kissing his husband, Greg Wertsch, in his office after the historic vote, he had no idea it would cause a local debate.
One way or another, New Jersey will be deciding on gay marriage over the next year. If one lawmaker succeeds, the issue of same-sex marriage in the state might even wind up on November’s ballot during a governor race. But not all gay rights advocates agree with that approach.