A 30,000-member gay rights group won’t support a current ballot initiative aimed at overturning Ohio’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
Equality Ohio’s executive director Ed Mullen tell The Columbus Dispatch he’s concerned there may be problems with the language proposed by backers of the constitutional amendment and that more analysis is needed.
Last month, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — a Noble prize winner — made headlines when she refused to speak out against laws criminalizing the lives of gay people and predicted that legislation that would place additional restrictions on gay people would likely fail to advance in the legislature. On Tuesday, responding to international condemnation of her dismissive attitude, the president has released a statement clarifying her remarks.
As it turns out, coming out of the closet is good for your health—if your family members are supportive, that is.
A new study conducted by the Boston University School of Public Health found that two thirds of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in a representative Massachusetts sample experienced significantly less mental health and substance abuse problems if they received positive support from their parents after coming out.
Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE) is pleased to announce that, after a lengthy grassroots campaign by transgender and gender non-conforming Philadelphians and our allies, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) plans to remove the gender stickers from all monthly transit passes by 2015. A fare policy proposal will be submitted to SEPTA’s board of directors that includes this change beginning in the second half of 2013.
At the end of January, New York’s Conservative Party, the most influential of the minor parties that complicate the state’s politics, celebrated its 50th anniversary at a Holiday Inn near the Albany airport, a vast and dingy venue that reminded me of athlete housing left over from the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Politicians like former Gov. George Pataki, who owed his election to the Conservatives, came to pay homage to the party for its record of steering the state’s politics to the right.