Following the example set by Mississippi earlier this year, the Republican majority in Michigan’s House of Representatives has passed their version of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” over the weekend.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. When signed into law, Washington, D.C. will become the third jurisdiction—behind California and New Jersey—to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from practices that are […]
LOS ANGELES – Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, today announced that Dr.Neal Baer and Jason Collins will join the Foundation’s Honorary Board. Exemplary role models in the LGBTQ community, Dr. Baer and Collins will serve with other LGBTQ leaders and advocates in an advisory capacity.
Dakar – Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.
The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for gay people.
Ethan Regal tells his personal story of living in Nigeria as a gay man: When I was a young boy in Lagos, Nigeria, I had a mysterious, unexplainable tingling sensation
The Obama Administration has announced this year’s recipients of the Medal Of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, in an official statement today.
Nashville – On Friday, the three same-sex couples challenging the State of Tennessee’s laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage and refusing to recognize their out-of-state marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that state marriage bans do not violate the U.S. Constitution. In a […]
LOS ANGELES – The Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety Availability (ACBTSA) announced yesterday that it will be making a recommendation to modify the current policy requiring a lifetime deferral for blood donation from any man who has had sex with another man (“MSM”) since 1977.
Sioux Falls, SD —South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after United States Judge Karen Schreier rejected the State’s motion for the case to be dismissed on Friday. The Court heard arguments in Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard on October 17 in Sioux Falls. The Attorney General’s Office argued that a 2006 8th Circuit Court of […]