A former state representative and current Michigan Republican National Committee member, Dave Agema, is being criticized for using homophobic slurs and his aversion to same-sex marriage.
The British government announced on Tuesday, December 10 that the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales will take place on March 29, 2014.
Despite the Republicans’ persistent efforts to strike down what’s being called President Barack Obama’s “signature achievement,” the gay executive director of Covered California, Peter Lee, is helping the LGBT community to see the light.
Initially, nine states resisted the Defense Department’s order to provide federal benefits to all service members’ spouses, including those in same-sex unions. Each unwilling state claimed that conforming would mean violating their state constitution.
Saturday, December 7 marked the first of a potentially limited number of days where marriage equality is legal in Canberra, Australia.
On the November 26 episode of “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev,” a weekly program on diplomacy and global affairs, Jan Krc is featured as the interviewee. Krc—a public affairs counselor at the United States Embassy in Vienna—discussed how his career came to a halt in 1984, when he was expelled from the Foreign Service for being gay.
German President Joachim Gauck has decided, due to Russia’s human rights violations, that he will not be attending the Sochi Games in February next year.
Republican Representative of Virginia Randy Forbes is campaigning against gay politicians by requesting that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) not endorse any gay candidates, simply because of their orientation.
Gay rights organizations in Istanbul, Turkey, expressed deep disappointment when the proposed legislation, to consider crimes against LGBT people a hate crime, failed to pass.