A Ugandan cabinet minister has raided a workshop being run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists in Entebbe, prompting Amnesty International to call on the government to end its harassment of people involved in lawful activities.
Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo, accompanied by police, announced on Feb. 14 that the workshop was illegal and ordered the rights activists out of the hotel where it was being held. Lokodo told activists that if they did not leave immediately, he would use force against them, according to a report from Amnesty International.
“Dogs are not luggage.” That’s the message of a Facebook page called “Dogs Against Romney.” Supporters of the group plan to stage a protest outside the Westminster dog show at Madison Square Garden today.
The canine lovers are incensed about a high-profile 1983 incident of animal abuse committed by the then-governor of Massachusetts. Romney strapped the family dog, Seamus, to the luggage rack on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour drive from Boston to Ontario. Meanwhile, Romney’s luggage traveled inside the vehicle.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed legislation making Washington state the seventh in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
The bill-signing took place in Olympia.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation on Feb. 13 awarded more than $3.2 million in grants to combat HIV infection and AIDS.
In the past year, the foundation has awarded a record $8,316,871 to fight HIV/AIDS in under-served populations and regions.
Pfc. Bradley Manning will face a military arraignment on Feb. 23 as the government continues to prosecute the gay soldier for allegedly leaking U.S. security secrets to WikiLeaks.
The formal arraignment will take place at Fort Meade, Md., where Manning, 24, faced a preliminary hearing two months ago.
A coalition called “Preserve Marriage Washington” is building to block same-sex marriages legalized in the state with the governor’s signature on Feb. 13.
The coalition includes the National Organization for Marriage, Stand for Marriage Washington and the Family Policy Institute of Washington.
The New Jersey Senate on Feb. 13 passed a bill that would legalize marriage for same-sex couples, despite Gov. Chris Christie's insistence that he will veto such legislation.
The Senate's 24-16 vote sends the bill to the Assembly, which is expected to pass it on Feb. 16.
A leading campaigner in the effort to repeal the anti-gay “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy launched his campaign for Congress early on Feb. 13.
West Michigan native Trevor Thomas, a Democrat, is running in Michigan’s 3rd District against a tea party Republican, Justin Amash.
Bluewater Productions’ newest release in its Female Force comic book series is “Cher.”
The 32-page comic will be in bookstores and on Amazon on Feb. 15.
President Barack Obama’s proposed 2013 budget, submitted today to Congress, seeks to “construct an economy that is built to last and provide security for the LGBT community, while continuing to defend their rights.”
The budget plan posted by the White House emphasizes “fair” – as in getting a fair shot and doing a fair share.
A petition to boot Chick-fil-A from the NYU campus is gaining momentum on the Web, with more than 4,000 people opposing the fast food company’s anti-gay donations and its presence at New York University.
The petition, posted on Change.org, asks the NYU administration to stop serving Chick-fil-A on campus because federal tax filings show the company donated more than $2 million to anti-gay campaigns in 2009.
The Catholic Church evicted a transgender Cleveland woman from the apartment she had lived in for 13 years following television news coverage of her beating.
Alexis Alison Lancaster, 39, was attacked at an RTA station when she got off a train on Nov. 19, 2011. She was verbally harassed and called “dyke” and other slurs before a gang of youths beat and kicked her into unconsciousness. Four people have been arrrested and charged in the crime.