A professional photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony violated state anti-discrimination laws, the New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled.
The court on Thursday agreed with a previous ruling, in which a district court judge said the photo studio is considered public, similar to a restaurant or store, and cannot refuse service based on sexual orientation.
If he’s chosen to join the"Glee"cast, Tyler Ford has a TV-ready story line.
Ford is a biracial transgender 21-year-old from Boca Raton, and one of 14 contestants on “The Glee Project,” which starts its second season tonight on Oxygen. The winner will be featured in a seven-episode story arc on next season’s “Glee” on Fox.
Ford graduated from Spanish River High in 2009, where he was known as Brittany, and went on to Vanderbilt University.
After President Obama announced his support for marriage equality, a group organizing a fundraiser on his behalf suddenly had to find a bigger venue. The event, featuring the pop singer Pink, is one of two LGBT-organized fundraisers Obama is expected to attend on the West Coast on Wednesday.
A CNN analysis of President Obama’s biggest fundraisers, known as bundlers, shows that at least 33—or about one in every 16 bundlers—is openly gay. Together, they have raised at least $8 million for the campaign between January and the end of March.
A Catholic hospital is being sued for denial of HIV medication to a gay man “for going against God’s will.”
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, says Joao Simoes, admitted him last August but then denied him the medicine he needed and also would not let his sister see him.
Denial of access to medicine for people living with HIV/AIDS, even for short periods, can have serious consequences for long term survival because of drug resistance. This can result from missing as few as five doses — which Simoes says he missed.
Sheena Monnin has quit her post as Miss Pennsylvania USA, blasting Donald Trump’s Miss Universe Organization as “lacking in morals” and “trashy.”
E! Online reports on the controversy, in which she claims the Miss USA contest was rigged and denies her earlier stance against the inclusion of transgender contestants.
“The Miss Universe Organization can confirm the resignation of the Pennsylvania title holder after she did not place in the Top 16 at the Miss USA pageant,” the pageant purveyor said in a statement to E! News.
While CeCe McDonald's sentence has sparked outrage in some circles, it has gone virtually unnoticed by the mainstream media, as well as in the mainstream gay community, which has been consumed by the marriage equality debate and the Tyler Clementi/Dharun Ravi case. But in fact, the CeCe McDonald case is part of a recent, horrifying spree of violence against transgender people, particularly trans people of color.
Someday, same-sex couples may no longer have to jump through hoops or pay thousands of extra dollars to set up the same financial plans and get the same legal benefits that their heterosexual counterparts get automatically.
The tongue-in-cheek new ad depicts the silver Chevy Volt as coming out to his older-model parents, along with the text: “Volt runs on an electric battery and a gas generator. So, whatever revs your engine, we support you 100 percent. Happy Motor City Pride from the entire Chevrolet family.”
Detroit’s Pride celebration took place last weekend after the ad appeared.