Archive for July 2009
The nation’s largest gay lobbying group is calling on its supporters to do some lobbying of their own. Read the rest of this entry »
The Advocate’s Washington Correspondent Kerry Eleveld may have made a bit of gay journalism history this week, when she guest-co-hosted an hour of MSNBC’s news programming, alongside usual host Carlos Watson.
Gay rights supporters in New Jersey are ecstatic with Governor Jon Corzine’s choice for running mate, State Senator Loretta Weinberg. Read the rest of this entry »
A pair of gay rights activists are organizing a nationwide string of kissing demonstrations in support of a Texas gay couple that was kicked out of a restaurant, and a Utah gay couple that was arrested after kissing in public. Read the rest of this entry »
A law professor from Singapore who was scheduled to teach a course on human rights at NYU this fall has withdrawn amid a furious controversy over her strong opposition to gay rights. Read the rest of this entry »
This Saturday marks the start of the 2009 World OutGames, a festival of sports, arts, parties and gay pride taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Brooklyn’s District Attorney’s office is pressing charges against a teenage lesbian – who says SHE was beaten up by NYPD officers shouting anti-gay slurs.
The “National Organization for Marriage” says it’s going to start living up to its name – and focusing its attention on protecting the federal Defense of Marriage Act – in addition to fighting against gay marriage on the state level.
The American Civil Liberties Union is taking a stand against the Senate version of the federal hate crimes bill. Read the rest of this entry »
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families has scrubbed all references to an LGBT cultural sensitivity program from its website in response to the threat of a lawsuit by Christian conservative groups. Read the rest of this entry »