"Gays messing up the sanctity of marriage? I think Kim Kardashian's doing an alright job of that herself."
So joked Zach Wahls during his Tuesday night appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." The Iowa-based student, YouTube video sensation and HuffPost Gay Voices blogger is currently promoting his new book, "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family," which is due out April 26, and spoke to Letterman about his personal experiences with homophobia and being bullied in school for having two lesbian moms.
By 1987, almost 10,000 New Yorkers had died of AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The vast majority of them were gay men, already ostracized by society, and despite the agony of the epidemic, ignored by all the power centers of society; the government, big business, and most certainly the Catholic Church. The national response veered between sheer panic and the idea of internment camps for the infected. A schoolyard taunt at the time – I remember hearing it quite well – was that "gay" was an acronym that stood for "got AIDS yet?"
Two weeks from now, North Carolina will hold a public referendum on what could become one of the toughest anti-gay measures in the country: a far-reaching proposal to amend the state constitution to ban civil unions and domestic partnerships. But President Obama is not expected to touch the subject when he appears in Chapel Hill on Tuesday — even though it is roiling the electorate there.
Community groups are rallying for answers after a transgender woman was found shot and killed on the city’s West Side earlier this week.
Paige Clay, 23, a male-to-female transgender person, was found shot and killed Monday morning. Her body was found in an alley behind the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Harrison District police Lt. John Andrews.
American Family Association radio host and hate group leader Bryan Fischer, who has launched an all-out assault on Richard Grenell, Romney's new out gay conservative spokesman, appeared on CNN today with Log Cabin Republican Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper, Think Progress reports.
Fischer was asked to explain his campaign against Grenell, and was pushed into a corner by Kyra Phillips, who reminded Fischer that Grenell was also spokesman for UN ambassador John Bolton, whom Fischer praised as having done a "great job."
In tonight’s exclusive series, “Transgender Breakthrough,” Metro Weekly reports:
An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to an opinion issued on April 20 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The opinion, experts say, could dramatically alter the legal landscape for transgender workers across the nation.
A bill that prohibits teachers from discussing sexual orientation as part of public school curriculum is drawing attention from gay rights and education groups around Missouri.
The measure, House Bill 2051, is sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Fairdealing, and has the backing of House Republican leaders and more than a dozen other Republican lawmakers. That list includes Reps. Charlie Denison and Eric Burlison of Springfield.
Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment banning relationship recognition for same-sex couples in North Carolina unveiled a pair of television ads Monday which they say describe how the measure would hurt children and victims of domestic violence.
The Coalition to Protect All NC Families presented the ads, which are airing statewide, at a news conference.