Police in Lincoln, Neb., say a woman made up a story that three men entered her home, tied her up, carved slurs into her skin and set a fire.
The woman, identified as 33-year-old Charlie Rogers, faces a charge of filing a false report with police.
Campus Pride and Huffington Post on Aug. 21 released a list of the 2012 “Top 25 List of LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities.”
The list is based on date from the Campus Pride Index, which rates colleges and universities based on LGBT-friendly policies, programs, and practices.
LGBT civil rights advocates say the Republican Party is drafting a platform that again will call for a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage and a strong defense of DOMA.
A draft Democratic platform calls for marriage equality, the repeal of the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act and passage of LGBT civil rights legislation.
Phyllis Diller died this morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95. She faced the end, fittingly, “with a smile on her face,” longtime manager Milton Suchin told The Associated Press.
Diller, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999, was found by her son, Perry Diller. The cause of her death has not been released.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, in the September issue of the magazine, says that U.S. conservatives continue to “assault the right of gays.”
Hefner, according to Politico, says that the marriage equality fight is a fight for all.
T-Mobile USA on Aug. 21 announced the company’s endorsement of marriage equality by donating to, and supporting the efforts of, Washington United for Marriage, the broad, bipartisan statewide coalition working to defend the state’s gay marriage law.
The law is being challenged in the Nov. 6 election by organizations such as the ultra-conservative National Organization for Marriage.
Minnesota Democrats are calling on a state lawmaker to give up his re-election bid after admitting that he hooked up with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop.
Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, won’t be charged in the July incident, because the boy was older than 16 – the legal age of consent – and no money was exchanged. Police say the two met after the teenager responded to a Craigslist ad Gauthier placed for “no strings attached” sex.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas, is apologizing for embarrassing his supporters by swimming naked at the holy site of the Sea of Galilee while on a fact-finding mission to Israel.
Yoder, 36, has not been charged in the Aug. 18, 2011, incident when he and about 20 other lawmakers and staff members jumped into the water. Politico reported Aug. 19 that he was the only one among them who wore no clothes.
A group of parents, physicians and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over an abstinence-only-until-marriage sex ed program.
The lawsuit alleges that the district is violating California law and putting teens’ health at risk by teaching students misinformation and denying them critical instruction about condoms and contraception.
UPDATE: Another storm slowed Diana Nyad early Tuesday as she entered the fourth – and last – day of her attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida.
According to Nyad’s blog, the openly lesbian, long-distance swimmer and her team found themselves in the midst of the storm around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. The blog post says everyone is safe, but after she left the water Nyad ended the swim.
What do Gallup, the Wall Street Journal, Marist and Quinnipiac colleges and the New York Times polls have in common? In terms of reliability and awesomeness, they pale in comparison to the Spirit Halloween Presidential Index.
Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are turning their campaigns to winning those important swing states. And their strategists are looking at the polls.
Augusta National Golf Club has admitted female members for the first time in its 80-year history.
The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October.