NEW YORK, N.Y. â€” After 20 years on the Public Broadcasting Network, the â€śIn the Lifeâ€ť series chronicling LGBT stories in the fight for equality, will end with its December 2012 segment. This Emmy Award-nominated has been a signature series and shattered stereotypes and helped pave the way for todayâ€™s LGBT movement.
First out Brigadier General pinned ARLINGTON, Va. â€” Former Army Col. Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay flag officer to come out while currently serving in the U.S. [...]
Dynasty Young, a gay, gender non-conforming 17-year-old, will not be allowed to return to his former high school officials for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) have decided.
Study results released at the recent 19th International AIDS Conference show disturbing rates of new HIV infections occurring among black gay and bisexual men in the U.S. (also known as men who have sex with men, or MSM), particularly young black MSM.
The boards of directors of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and OutServe have announced plans to merge the two organizations by October 2012 with a new name and a newly configured board of directors led by a representative from each existing organization.
Huelskamp most anti-gay Congressman WASHINGTON, D.C. â€” According to the Center for American Progress, the most anti-gay member of Congress has been freshman Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS). In his first [...]
Possible headway with Scouts NEW YORK, N.Y. â€” Sources have confirmed that Boy Scouts of America officials have proposed a new policy â€” which could be voted on as early [...]
On May 8, the San Diego City Council unanimously voted to give final approval to rename a street after slain LGBT civil rights hero Harvey Milk.
The U.S. Department of Justice has issued the guideline National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape. Building on recommendations provided by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and many allied advocates, the policy includes critical provisions for the operation of prisons and the treatment of transgender and gender nonconforming inmates, all aimed at ending sexual abuse.
Marking a landmark federal workplace rights victory, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled April 24 in a 5-0 decision that an employer who discriminates against a transgender employee or job applicant because of the personâ€™s gender identity is practicing illegal sex discrimination based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is the first time the EEOC has ruled that anti-transgender discrimination is sex discrimination.
A coalition of 29 national LGBT rights organizations issued an open letter April 2 declaring the killing of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin a â€śnational call to actionâ€ť urging local and federal authorities to find answers in the case and demanding justice be served.
In a show of bipartisan support for the freedom to marry, on March 21 the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 211 to 116 to reject a measure that would repeal marriage equality in the New England state.
Chad H. Griffin has been named the next president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nationâ€™s largest LGBT civil rights organization. He is a national communications and policy strategist who is widely credited for being the mastermind behind the federal lawsuit to overturn Californiaâ€™s Proposition 8, which has now been ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts.
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will implement an important new rule that greatly increases protections against housing discrimination for the LGBT community.
A regional LGBT institution is gone with the Jan. 26 closing of Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse. On the day of the closing, owner Philip Rafshoon told the Georgia Voice, â€śItâ€™s been a great run, but weâ€™re closed for businesss. For good. Weâ€™re not able to relocate. We thought we could. It just didnâ€™t come together. It was a long shot to begin with and we wanted to cling to hope that we could find a new place.â€ť
Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George ignited a firestorm when he compared advancing LGBT equality to the Ku Klux Klan in a television interview with Fox Chicago a few days before Christmas. Cardinal George said: â€śYou donâ€™t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.â€ť