Tony Bias, a transgender male who is currently a sophomore at River City High School in Sacramento, California is learning what it's like to be a transgender high school athlete. Tony once had high hopes of playing professional basketball but after coming out as transgender and becoming the victim of bullying by fellow schoolmates, Tony stopped playing basketball and now just shoots around alone in the gym during his free time.
The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) proposal to appease critics of its longstanding anti-gay ban, admitting gay youth but not gay adults, is a bad solution says David Meshulam, president of the Los Angeles Area Council for the BSA.
In a night of many historic firsts, California Democrat Mark Takano made history by becoming the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress. He is also the state’s first openly gay federal lawmaker, representing the state’s highly contested 41st District in Riverside County.
The New York Times published a profile of anti-gay campaign architect Frank Schubert, but it fails to hold him accountable for the speech and actions of those he has tasked with carrying out his campaigns.
Roman Catholic leaders throughout the United States continue to demonstrate that they will not support equality for LGBT people, despite widespread support among American Catholics. The next leader of the Catholic Church in San Francisco was recently announced as Salvatore Cordileone, one of the architects of Proposition 8. Meanwhile, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle both reiterated their opposition to marriage equality in public statements.