It’s a sad reality that even today, not every LGBT person is able to be open with their families and still be welcomed home for the holidays. For those who can’t get that affirmation from their own relatives, the website Your Holiday Mom hopes getting it from someone else’s will help ease the hurt.
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.
Despite cancellation rumors, Sir Elton John performed for sold-out venues in Russia on December 6 and 7.
As in most of Asia, the LGBT community is largely invisible; when activist Zhang Yuhan tried to register the gay rights group he founded, “Changsha Comrades Center,” in Hunan province, he was denied on account of homosexuality being “against spiritual civilization construction” and “in violation of morals.”
A petition to put marriage equality on the 2014 ballot in Oregon has collected the necessary 116,284 signatures—and then some.
For the 2011 Christmas season the lights over Via del Corso, a main street in the historical center of Rome, were green, white, and red to commemorate a hundred and fifty years of Italian unification. In 2012, tne lights were a monochrome white. In 2013, the lights over the iconic shopping street are rainbow-themed, in support of the LGBT community.
In golden California, it may be unheard of to “get called faggot for getting out of the car,” but in “A Mississippi Love Story,” a new short film, viewers are reminded that bigotry still exists in our nation.
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.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released its twelfth annual 2014 Corporate Equality Index, known as “the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.”