Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy voiced his support for “Biblical families” in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding gay marriage.
Cathy told Atlanta TV station WXIA in an interview released on Oct. 3 that families are important to “those of us who are concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage.”
Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats. Instead of fretting, their activist admirers are excited about a record number of gays vying to win seats in the next Congress – and to make history in the process.
When the oaths of office are taken in January, Congress could have its first openly gay Asian-American, Mark Takano of California; its first openly bisexual member, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; and its first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.
Serbia’s police have banned an LGBT Pride march in Belgrade, citing security concerns but also complying with a request from Serbia’s Christian Orthodox church.
Police said they were banning the march planned for Oct. 6 because they feared a repeat of the violence in 2010, when right-wing groups attacked a gay Pride event in Belgrade. That triggered day-long clashes with the police which left more than 100 people injured.
LGBT civil rights activists plan to protest on Oct. 4 in San Francisco, where the Roman Catholic Church will install Salvatore Cordileone as the new archbishop.
Cordileone, at the ceremony, officially becomes the head of the San Francisco Archdiocese.
Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Harvey, Sean Hayes, Jimmy Kimmel, John Krasinski, Jason Mraz, Lily Tomlin and others will salute Ellen DeGeneres at the 15th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor show on Oct. 22.
PBS will broadcast the salute on Oct. 30.
The University of Tennessee student cited in police reports as suffering alcohol poisoning from a wine enema denounced the report as false and said he is prepared to take legal action.
Alexander Broughton’s attorney, Daniel McGehee, said at a news conference that the witness interviewed by police at the emergency room has denied telling officers Broughton was sickened by an alcohol enema, The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/RaDq1L) reported.
The Florida Supreme Court has heard arguments in a child custody dispute between two women.
But lawyers on both sides say the case is unlikely to affect other couples, gay or straight.
The Fair Wisconsin PAC has announced its endorsements for the Nov. 6 general election.
The PAC’s mission is to advance LGBT equality “through strategic electoral activity, by working to elect pro-fairness individuals in local, state and federal races in Wisconsin.”
Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has become the first openly gay man in the sport’s history.
The world’s No. 4-ranked featherweight came out as gay on Wednesday. “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself,” he told sports media.
Philadelphia has ushered in LGBT History Month with a celebration of the work of the late Barbara Gittings. The city has named Barbara Gittings Way in honor of the pioneering lesbian civil rights activist.
A ceremony took place on Oct. 1 at the intersection of Locust and 13th streets.
A Christian legal group has filed a lawsuit to overturn a first-of-its-kind California law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals from practicing therapies aimed at making LGB teenagers straight.
The Sacramento Pacific Legal Institute is challenging the law signed on Sept. 29 by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The National Center for Transgender Equality and GLAAD have released a series of public service announcements advising on how transgender Americans can protect their right to vote on Election Day.
The urgency of the PSAs is linked to new and stricter voter identification laws in some states.