Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.
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Somewhere in America today, someone's loved one is going to hear what he or she wants to hear. Someone will walk away from today's episode of Dr. Oz holding even firmer to their belief that "reparative therapy" is sound practice.
Seventeen-year old Lennon Cihak was denied confirmation after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a sign he altered in support of the vote for marriage equality on Minnesota’s November 6th ballot.
The Advocate is asking for submissions to include in their upcoming photo essay titled “A Day in Gay America,” which aims to capture the rich diversity in the everyday lives of LGBT Americans.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrates 10 years of service to loc income trans communities and trans communities of color by honoring New York City based activists who are fighting for equality.
GLAAD is asking our supporters to make a gift to the Ali Forney Center this week. You can donate $10 to the Ali Forney Center by texting GLAAD to 80888 and following instructions. All of the money raised through November 8 will be donated to the Ali Forney Center.
Arrest of a 14-year-old youth was charged with murder for Terrance's Wright's death, a gay teen, who was slain near his high school in the Southside end of Chicago.
Ryan Andresen was removed from the Boy Scouts due to his sexual orientation. The Mr. Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council stands by their policy of removing gay, Boy Scouts. Ryan's mother, Karen Andresen started the petition which now has over 400,00 signatures.
The same day the Republican National Committee codified its opposition to marriage equality in a unanimous resolution, committee member Robin Armstrong referred to the GOP as "the party of tolerance" on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews Friday.
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told Reuters in an interview on Sunday that President Obama is hoping to bolster his record on gay rights with a push for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), but congressional aides say there is little evidence to indicate his administration is prioritizing the legislation.
A Montgomery County teenager is hoping his honesty and courage could urge the Boy Scouts to reconsider a ban on homosexuality. Jessica Kartalija reports the Boy Scouts could reconsider the ban with a vote next month.
It seems these days as if everyone is speculating about how Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will approach the two same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. But I haven't heard anyone wondering which side Antonin Scalia will be on. He has made his views on gay relationships painfully clear.
Transgender advocates Masen Davis and Christan Williams squared off with Arizona Rep. John Kavanaugh, the author of a bill that would allow businesses to forbid transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Ireland is to hold a referendum on legalising gay marriage after a special convention set up to reform the Irish constitution recommended that same-sex couples in the republic be recognised in law.
President Barack Obama may have made a slow start on gay rights issues, but by the end of his first term his record was such that a news magazine dubbed him the nation's "first gay president." Now activists want more.
The lack of legal protections in two-thirds of the states for members of the LGBT community means that more people live in poverty and have a harder time making it simply because their rights aren’t on an equal footing with other Americans. This is even more the case for LGBT women and people of color, where employment discrimination fuels an even broader economic crisis.