GLBT Issues

Thank God for Dead Soldiers

Pride Day 2013 Hallmarks Big Gains for LGBT Americans

June 30, America’s LGBT communities and activists appear to have an abundance of reasons to celebrate as merry-makers joined in Pride Day celebrations nationwide. In just a few short weeks, Americans have witnessed the closure of Exodus International, the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8, and a variety of […]
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GENDA Now! Demonstrators

Transitioning as a Friend

by Eddie Finan As a 52-year-old gay man, I have unique memories of not only my own coming out process, but that of my loved ones, most especially my parents. They had their own coming out with which to deal. I came out of the closet at—what I consider to be—a later age. I was […]
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La Manif Pour Tous Protests the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

French Gay Marriage Approval Highlights Fever of Debate

Tuesday, April 23, the French Parliament voted to approve marriage equality nation-wide. This vote officially makes France the 14th nation worldwide to legalize gay marriage. France is the third nation to approve marriage equality this year. The vote in France was a little more divisive than in Uruguay or New Zealand—the two nations preceding France […]
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Star Trek's John Cho and George Takei

Worldwide Gay Marriage Approval Grows Among Western Nations

Uruguay recently added itself Wednesday to the growing list of nations that allow full recognition of marriage rights among homosexuals as the nation’s lawmakers voted to legalize gay marriage. President Jose Mujica is expected to implement the law expeditiously. Thus Uruguay becomes the second Latin American country to legalize gay marriage and the third in […]
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Gay Marriage Supporters

Gay Marriage Now Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Last week, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the current case of Hollingsworth v. Perry regarding California’s controversial Proposition 8.  The 2008 voter initiative effectively overturned the state Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriage. Human Rights Campaign, a prominent gay-rights advocate, declared the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the matter a […]
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Matthew Mitcham-Diving-Australia

Openly Gay Olympians Now At 23

This year’s London Summer Olympics marks a new milestone for gay athletes. 23 competitors have openly declared their homosexuality, joined by women’s  soccer coaches Pia Sundhage, U.S., and Hope Powell, Britain. That’s up from 10 in 2008 in Beijing, and 11 in 2004 in Athens. Statistically, the  number is still very small. If only 2 […]
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Demonstrators for Gay Equality in Business

Gay Equality A Reality In The Workplace – What’s Up With Chick-Fil-A?

Anti-gay companies have become a dwindling minority among those in the U.S. The greater part have adopted gender neutrality and equality in their human resource policies and general conduct of business. This trend is popularly indicated by the great leap forward made by J.C.Penny in its defense of Ellen DeGeneres now serving as company spokesperson. […]
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