Last year's VMA's inspired Stephen Lovegrove to go public about being a gay Christian, a decision which cost him his job at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. For this year's VMA's, MTV did a follow up with Stephen, diving further into how his life has changed, and some of the causes that are important to him.
Though GLAAD reported on the role of bi community leaders on the historic day, bi advocates noted that most coverage from other outlets, including the Washington Post and the LA Times, referred to the executive order as an act for gay and transgender Americans, which is great, but unfortunately failed to recognize the "b" folks as well.
The legislation itself was not the only part of the day to make history; the guest list broke ground, too.
Faith leaders urge President Obama to minimize religious exemption for protection against LGBT discrimination
On July 8, over a hundred high-level faith leaders from diverse religious traditions signed and sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to minimize religious exemptions in his upcoming executive order protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
SC police chief reinstated, investigation launched into town hall after mayor tried to oust her for being a lesbian
Despite an anti-gay mayor's best effort to grasp at straw, a lesbian police chief of more than twenty years has been reinstated to her rightful position with the support of her community and town council.
Celebrations were cut short yesterday as Mayor Bullard hired a new police chief to replace fired police chief Crystal Moore just before he was stripped of his political powers, and just after a council-imposed 60-day waiting period to hire a replacement.
Signed by nine teachers who have been forced from jobs at Catholic schools for identifying as LGBT or being an ally to the community, an open letter has been delivered to the Vatican by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
Joe Biden has told Huffington Post reporter, Jennifer Bendery, that he sees "no downside" to an executive order on LGBT employment protections. What does that mean for an executive order?