As November 6 approaches, advocates for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington are working hard to ensure that ballot questions that would legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples pass, while supporters in Minnesota work hard against a constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality.
On November 6, Washingtonians will vote approve or reject the February 2012 bill that would legalize marriage equality in the state, known as Referendum 74. GLAAD is working with Washington United for Marriage to urge voters to APPROVE the referendum. If passed, it would make Washington one of the first states to approve marriage equality by a public referendum.
During this week-long build-up to Election Day, GLAAD will be sharing information concerning marriage equality votes in each of the states, along with information to make sure all voters know their rights when trying to exercise their right to vote.
The Friends and Family Plan is a digital resource to help people who want to speak with their loved ones who are Christian and conflicted about supporting LGBT folk. Incorporating the most cutting edge research, the Plan draws on Bible passages, insights and conversation strategies to suggest the most effective ways to have constructive, transformative conversations.
The award-winning documentary Love Free or Die will make its television premiere tonight on PBS. Love Free or Die follows Bishop Gene Robinson as he inspires people to change history … to stand for equality ... to open their hearts and minds to support LGBT dignity.
Next week on Election Day marriage for gay and lesbian couples will be voted on in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. GLAAD’s update to the CAP project includes profiles of anti-LGBT activists working against LGBT families in those states.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.