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For the first time in the US, a court ruled it unlawful and a violation of human rights to prevent transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. This decision was reached after a three-year-long case in Maine, filed on behalf of high school girl Nicole Maines, who is trans.
LGBT advocacy and service organizations joined millions of people going purple for Spirit Day. While prominent figures like Laverne Cox, Jenny "JWOWW" Farley, and Jason Collins served as Spirit Day Ambassadors, national LGBT organizations shared an anti-bullying message with their own communities.
As the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the so-called "Defense of Marriage" Act (DOMA) and the anti-gay Proposition 8, polls continue to show the widespread support for marriage equality in the United States.
All Maine couples will be able to apply for marriage licenses and get married on Saturday, December 29. Mainers can find out how individual cities are preparing for Saturday.
A new book shares ten stories from New Hampshire's transgender community showing both the richness of their experiences and the hardships they face just for being who they are.
GLAD presented a fourth federal case challenging the so-called "Defense of Marriage" Act (DOMA) to the Supreme Court.
A new television ad supporting marriage equality in Maine and now airing statewide features a straight married couple talking about why marriage matters to them and to both of their sons, one of whom is gay.
Today, marriage equality advocates in Maine delivered 105,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in support of placing a Citizens Initiative on the state's 2012 election ballot that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry.
In June, Equality Maine and the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) produced videos for their joint website, called Why Marriage Matters Maine, in support of marriage equality. Now, these organizations have a new and exciting opportunity to reach a wider audience than ever before through airing one of the videos as an ad on television.