"A little lemonade can go a long way," and that's exactly what happened when 5 and a half year old Jayden Sink decided to sell her Pink Lemonade for Peace this weekend. Her stand was located in front of the beautifully-painted rainbow Equality House that is located across from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
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Tony Bias, a transgender male who is currently a sophomore at River City High School in Sacramento, California is learning what it's like to be a transgender high school athlete. Tony once had high hopes of playing professional basketball but after coming out as transgender and becoming the victim of bullying by fellow schoolmates, Tony stopped playing basketball and now just shoots around alone in the gym during his free time.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has found that "63 percent of Americans support allowing gay scouts to join, and the public opposes the plan to continue to ban gay adults from Boy Scout leadership by a 56 to 39 percent margin."
Educational lobbying organization StudentsFirst named Tennessee State Rep. John Ragan, the co-sponsor of Tennessee's infamous "Don't Say Gay" bill, as "education reformer of the year." The organization also called him a "leading advocate for change."
The Western Los Angeles County Council of Scouts stated today that it feels the Boy Scouts of America has proposed an inadequate policy for including gay members.
David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe will be biking 1,800 miles from their home to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy for gay members and leaders. They have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so they can document the process.
This evening, the Family Research Council is launching their "Stand with Scouts" webcast. They will attempt to pit people of faith against inclusive Scouting. From the promotional video, we can tell they are going to claim that allowing gay scouts (not to mention gay leaders) will somehow hurt churches, synagogues, and other faith organizations.
In the weeks leading up to the Boy Scouts of America's vote on dropping the anti-gay ban, communities of faith are speaking out. The problem for the media covering this is that faith communities are not saying the same thing. Who gets to represent the voice of faith when talking about the Boy Scouts proposed policy change?
Students at Smith College delivered more than 4,000 signatures from a Change.org petition to school administrators, calling for Smith to treat trans women applicants equally in the admissions process.
Fresh off the state’s passage of marriage equality, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is taking a front-row seat in the effort to pass legal protections for transgender people in the state.
Backers of a measure that would've legalized same-sex marriage in Illinois on Monday wrote a letter to advocates saying it's not the time for them "to splinter."
New York City’s child welfare agency wants more gay and lesbian foster parents.
For startups, non-profits, and numerous socially driven initiatives, crowdfunding has shown itself to be an important mode of raising money. But does crowdfunding work equally across race and gender lines?
The Queen would be breaking her oath of coronation if she signed gay marriage in to law, according to a former leading Bishop.
For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has had something of a monopoly on neckerchiefs, knot-tying, merit badges and all manner of backcountry skills for boys, treating snakebite and frostbite alike. No more.
The duo voted “cutest couple” in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they’re getting teased about it — but not because they’re both boys.
Marriage-equality advocates had been hoping for another big win, just weeks before the Supreme Court is scheduled to announce its decisions in the two gay-rights cases argued earlier this year. Instead, they were badly disappointed, if not stunned.