United States Senator Bob Casey called on Speaker of the House John Boehner to bring the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the House floor for a vote, in a letter sent on November 12.
The YMCA has yet to take an official stance on marriage equality, but the Y at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is affiliated with a group who does openly support it—the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). Now the Catholic Church has rescinded the University YMCA’s $60,000 grant, punching a deep deficit in their funding.
Members of the Panthers, a gay swimming team in Barcelona, Spain, have stripped off their clothes for a cause this week. To battle homophobia in team sports and raise money for the BCN Checkpoint Centre—which focuses on HIV testing, treatment and prevention—the swimmers decided to don their skimpiest speedos in a poolside shoot.
Northern Ireland’s health minister Edwin Poots’ comments and opinions, amassing a mountain of media attention, would be extremely comic if they weren’t so absurdly and blindingly problematic to his governmental position.
“I don’t” is a strong statement, more so than “I’d rather not” or “I’ll pass for now.” It’s a position, not a preference. It’s also a provocative title for an article about same-sex marriage, like The New York Times’ Sunday piece “Gay Couples, Choosing To Say I Don’t.”
The state of Hawai’i is set to become the fifteenth in the nation to pass legislation granting same-sex couples the right to marry; while some rejoice at the chance to legalize their relationships, others plan ways to challenge its passage.
According to “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” published on November 5, Senator Rob Portman was removed from presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s consideration for vice president at his request, because his son, Will, was not ready to literally tell the world he’s gay.
In the latest effort to fight against the anti-gay laws that surround the Sochi Winter Games, All Out, an organization dedicated to spreading equality, has released a video to show that the LGBT community hasn’t given up on its protest against the Olympics.
Former advertising account executive Wade Addison wants just one thing for his birthday. “It's a simple 25th birthday wish—to raise $25,000 in 25 days in order to support The Trevor Project in their mission to end suicide among our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.”