GLAAD is rejoicing for the gains made for LGBT Americans in this election. Wins in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, (almost Washington), LGBT and allied candidates across the country.
President Barack Obama
70K signatures delivered by fired gay scout leader - and employees who resigned in protest - to California Scout Council
This week, former Camp Winton Program Director Alex Hayes and 22-year-old gay Eagle Scout Tim Griffin delivered more than 70,000 signatures to the Golden Empire Boy Scouts Council urging the council to reinstate Griffin and reject the Boy Scouts' policy banning gay scouts and leaders.
As pressure grows for the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders, a spokesperson for President Obama announced that the President opposes the Boy Scouts of America's policy of discrimination, joining Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
President Obama has nominated out lesbian civil-rights prosecutor Pamela Ki Mai Chen for a judicial seat on the U.S, District Court of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn.
Yesterday marked a historic moment in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history as the Obama Administration expressed its commitment to ensuring the human rights of all people, including LGBT people.