Arizona's Republican governor Jan Brewer has vetoed controversial anti-gay bill SB1062. The legislation would have allowed the refusal of service to anyone if doing otherwise would violate a “sincerely held religious belief.”
Since Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay bill that punishes “repeat offenders” of homosexuality with life imprisonment on Monday, February 24, international outcry has resulted in foreign countries beginning to cut financial aid to its government.
Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp, writes open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer asking her to veto the state's anti-LGBT legislation which would allow for discrimination based on religious beliefs.
Arizona has given discrimination the legal stamp of approval with the passage of SB 1062, which allows the refusal of service to anyone if doing otherwise would violate a “sincerely held religious belief.”
In a recent "Dear Abby" column, writers tell the advice columnist about how they are being excluded from neighborhood events because they themselves had chosen to exclude gay couples. Dear Abby certainly has an answer for them.
Washington may be the next state to prohibit minors from undergoing “reparative” therapies intended to turn gay people straight; the state House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of House Bill 2451, with a final count of 94 to 4.
“Star Trek” icon George Takei expressed worries about the “chilling” Olympic Games in Sochi on February 20. He told Gay Star News that he was left with the reminder of the 1936 Olympics in Germany, when “the Olympic committee provided an international platform for Adolf Hitler.”
Transgender activist Vladimir Luxuria, formerly a member of the Italian parliament, was arrested in Sochi, Russia for the second time in as many days on February 17, this time for wearing a rainbow skirt, scarf, and headdress.
On February 18, Russia’s Constitutional Court agreed to review the nation’s controversial anti-gay law banning “promotion” of homosexuality, to determine if it violates rights of freedom of expression, freedom of thought, and protection from discrimination.
Entrepreneur Mike Waxman is using his personal experiences to create social change for the LGBT community with his newest venture.