An international human rights group says that police confiscation of condoms from sex workers undermines HIV-prevention campaigns and fuels the epidemic.
The 12-page report comes from Human Rights Watch in advance of the International AIDS Conference about to take place in Washington, D.C., for the first time in two decades.
Democratic delegates from California are urging the committee drafting a proposed national party platform to include a marriage equality plank.
Thirty delegates in the state back a plank supporting same-sex marriage, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.
The Colorado State Patrol has been ordered to change its policies after an administrative law judge found the patrol fostered an anti-gay culture.
The changes were ordered after a former patrol captain admitted he was gay during a polygraph exam. The judge says the questioning was out of line and ordered the patrol to follow its own policies forbidding discrimination.
The Florida Democratic Party is denouncing the remarks of Republican Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, who, in denying a same-sex relationship, said women who look like her aren’t lesbians.
Carroll’s remarks to a TV news team came as a scandal involving her office escalated.
Servicemembers can march in their uniforms in San Diego’s LGBT Pride parade on July 21, another first that followed the 2011 repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
San Diego Pride executive director Dwayne Crenshaw called it an historic announcement. "Today is a great day of Pride. San Diego Pride is honored to have the privilege of celebrating our country and our servicemembers with dignity and respect," Crenshaw said. "The fight for equality is not over and it is not easy, but this is a giant leap in the right direction."
Chick-fil-A released a statement on July 19 pledging respect for all. The Facebook message follows anti-gay remarks by the company president that have LGBT civil rights activists calling for consumers to eat less Chick-fil-A.
Dan Cathy, chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, which has a history of supporting anti-LGBT causes, said recently that marriage equality efforts are “inviting God's judgment on our nation.”
Two liberal PACs are funding Mitt Gets Worse a website featuring video testimony from LGBT civil rights advocates saying the candidate’s LGBT record has deteriorated.
The funders American Bridge 21st Century and Courage Campaign Super PAC.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the opening plenary session of the 19th International AIDS Conference on July 23.
Clinton will make her remarks at AIDS 2012 at 10 a.m. on July 23 at the Washington Convention Center.
Opponents of same-sex marriage are suing the Minnesota Secretary of State for changing the title on their ballot question proposing a constitutional amendment.
The amendment would define marriage in the constitution as the union of a man and a woman, cementing the state’s already existing law banning gays and lesbians from marrying.
Homophobic sentiment and violence against Ukraine’s gay community are on the rise despite increasing efforts to promote tolerance in the conservative ex-Communist nation, advocacy groups said this week.
The LGBT community canceled its first ever gay Pride parade in the capital, Kiev, in May due to concerns activists would be physically attacked by radical groups. After the cancellation, two gay leaders were violently beaten.
A Virginia pastor facing federal charges he helped a former Vermont woman flee the country with her child will probably try to argue he didn’t know she was fleeing so she wouldn’t have to share custody with her former lesbian partner, federal prosecutors said this week.
During a court hearing in U.S. District Court in Burlington, prosecutors and the defense attorney for Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Va., discussed some of the details of his upcoming trial.
A coalition of civil rights organizations has asked a federal district court to block implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070, Arizona’s racial profiling law.
The coalition wants the injunction until a U.S. court can consider additional claims that the law is unconstitutional.