Human Rights Campaign calls preventive treatment plan “a critically important tool that must be part of any and all efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States” WASHINGTON- In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, explicitly endorsed the […]
Catholic gay rights groups say they are disappointed after bishops rejected proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, which had the Pope’s backing. The call to “accept and value” homosexuals was in a draft report, but failed to win the backing of two-thirds of the bishops at a synod in Rome. The final report says […]
RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has struck down North Carolina’s marriage laws as unconstitutional, giving the United Church of Christ and its co-plaintiffs a monumental and historic victory for equality for all people. General Synod of the United Church of Christ et al vs. Cooper challenged the state’s Amendment One for violating the First […]
Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings on the family have called on the Church to adopt a more positive stance on homosexuality. A preliminary report written by bishops during a Vatican synod said homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer”. The report does not challenge the Church’s long-held opposition to same-sex […]
PAYING AN UNFAIR PRICE a new study that concludes that LGBT people face a greater economic burden in life than general population largely due to unfair laws that target the community.
PHILADELPHIA -The birth of the modern LGBT-rights movement is largely thought to have originated at New York City’s Stonewall Inn in 1969. But, what few realize is that four years previously, a group of LGBT and gender-nonconforming people converged on a lunch counter at a Philadelphia diner called Dewey’s — demanding fair treatment of sexual […]
LOS ANGELES – Evolve Media today announces the acquisition of leading lesbian lifestyle and community site, AfterEllen.com, from Viacom. The acquisition, now a part of Evolve Media’s TotallyHer women’s lifestyle publishing business, signifies Evolve’s continued commitment to lifestyle publishing and owning publishing assets that bring together unique audiences, deeply engaged with quality content and a […]
The US Supreme Court has rejected appeals against gay marriage in five states – Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The pre-eminence of weddings in the gay rights movement ignores the basics that so many of us can’t even afford. Over the past decade, the LGBT rights movement in America has overwhelmingly focused on the fight for marriage, making it seem as if marriage is the key to making us all truly equal in America. And through this ardent effort, incredible strides have been made.
Gambia, a country with one of the most homophobic leaders in the world, passed new anti-gay legislation that includes life in prison for those convicted of “aggravated homosexuality”, National Assembly minority leader Samba Jallow said yesterday. The bill, which now awaits President Yahya Jammeh’s signature, toughens existing laws imposing 14-year sentences for homosexuality, and follows a wave of police crackdowns on gays and lesbians in Gambia over the past month. Raids and mass arrests, beatings, and evictions are occurring regularly, according to Amnesty International.