The Maine Freedom to Marry Coalition announced Tuesday that it has created a political action committee called Mainers United for Marriage to spearhead the campaign in favor of a referendum asking voters if they favor marriage equality.
The victim whose jaw was broken in a March 12 attack in the District that is being investigated as a possible hate crime has returned home and is in the final stages of recovery.
One week after 600-plus people tried to raise awareness of his attack and two possibly similar crimes by walking through Columbia Heights in silence, the victim and his partner of three years spoke out in a series of media interviews.
Despite broad support from donors and a new poll that favors their position, backers of a proposal to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination in Anchorage remained on the offensive Tuesday, blasting new opposition ads they said could lead to a backlash against the LGBT community and their allies.
An Atlanta pastor once ousted from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for being in an openly gay relationship will now lead the biggest Lutheran church in St. Paul. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church's congregation of 2,300 members voted overwhelmingly Sunday to appoint the Rev. Bradley Schmeling as its new senior pastor, according to a statement from the church on Tuesday.
The movement toward legalizing same-sex marriage and the acceptance of gay people as clergy and lay members of religious groups is "a done deal" that represents "phenomenal" progress, the top figure in the Episcopal Church told The Huffington Post during a recent visit to its newsroom.
Children of parents who come out as transgender later in life have some adjusting to do, but as one young interviewee said, "Despite the changes, your parent will always be the same person. Only, maybe a bit happier."