A recent “friendraiser” at a New York bookstore and cafe brought out stars to benefit the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization for homeless LGBT youth.
The event, hosted by Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea, attracted Sarah Jessica Parker, Ally Sheedy, Jon Robin Baitz, Ron Rifkin, Jordan Dean, Jon Benjamin Hickey, Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty.
Some University of Notre Dame students and faculty are renewing a push for protections for gays and lesbians on campus.
A campus group released a video earlier this month called “It Needs to Get Better” that asks the school to add sexual orientation to its non-discrimination policy and recognize a gay-straight alliance, The South Bend Tribune reported.
The U.S. State Department has announced that as it evaluates grant applications and proposals it will weigh potential impact on women and minority populations, including LGBT people.
The State Department’s Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor will require that program applications “address the human rights concerns of these groups.”
A Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a proposed referendum seeking to overturn a new law legalizing gay marriage in Washington will not contain the phrase “redefine marriage.”
Judge Thomas McPhee was charged with finalizing language for the ballot title and summary of Referendum 74 after both sides of the debate challenged the original wording by Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna. McPhee’s language is final and cannot be appealed.
A co-founder of the Invisible Children charity behind a viral video about a brutal central Africa warlord was detained by San Diego police and hospitalized after running through streets in his underwear and acting irrationally, Time magazine reports.
Police Lt. Andra Brown said that Jason Russell was behaving strangely March 15, screaming, yelling and interfering with traffic while in various states of undress.
A bill to protect students from bullying by their classmates has died in the Kentucky House Education Committee because some lawmakers worried it would give “special rights” to gay students.
The proposal by Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, failed to get the 15 votes it needed. The party-line vote was 13 in favor, 10 against and three abstentions.
Same-sex couple Laura Cavin and Sheri Green each conceived twins from the same set of eggs and anonymous donor sperm through in vitro fertilization.
All four children – Brianna, Derrick, Anthony and Cason – were conceived on the same day and technically are quadruplets, even though the two sets of children were born two weeks apart.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican from Florida’s Gulf coast, faces criticism for spending tax money on a false mailing to constituents that attacks the Obama administration’s LGBT civil rights agenda.
The mailer claims that the administration recently announced it will no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, which is false. The administration is enforcing DOMA, which prohibits the federal recognition of legal same-sex marriages, but the Justice Department is not defending DOMA in several court cases.
The Omaha, Neb., City Council has approved an ordinance to ban bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The proposal, put forward by Councilman Ben Gray, would apply to employers, employment agencies, job training programs, labor groups, public accommodations and businesses that contract with the city. It also would provide exemptions for religious organizations.
A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life was convicted of invasion of privacy and anti-gay intimidation Friday in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim threw himself to his death off a bridge.
Dharun Ravi, 20, shook his head slightly after hearing guilty verdicts on all 15 counts against him. He and his lawyers left the courthouse without comment, his father's arm around his shoulders.
The U.S. Senate on March 15 confirmed Michael Fitzgerald to the bench in the federal District Court for Central California.
A simple majority was needed to confirm the gay man. The vote went 91-6, after a four-month delay due to partisan politics.
A Utah man is accused of trying to extort sexual favors and money from an engaged, male Brigham Young University student whom he met on Craigslist.
Brad Ray Adams, 36, faces one felony charge for attempted forcible sodomy and three misdemeanors. Police say the pair had consensual sex, but Adams then repeatedly demanded that the 21-year-old BYU student pay him hundreds of dollars and continue the relationship if he wanted to keep the previous encounter a secret.