Free & Equal, the United Nations Human Rights Office’s global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, has released “UN Free & Equal: One Billion Rising,” a video highlighting the campaign’s impact to date.
“In the past year, more than a billion people around the world have been exposed to Free & Equal’s message of equality and acceptance. Millions of them have watched and shared campaign videos and read and posted materials online,” said Charles Radcliffe, chief of global Issues at the UN Human Rights Office. “At a time when the rights of LGBT people being challenged in some countries, the campaign has helped to raise awareness of the stigma, discrimination and violence that continues to affect LGBT communities in all parts of the world.”
Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch on Sept. 9, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.
Dubbed the Apple Watch, the gadget marks the technology trend-setter's attempt to usher in an era of wearable computing and lift its sales with another revolutionary product.
Thirty-two states on Sept. 4 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up gay marriage case on the same day an appeals court ruled that Indiana and Wisconsin bans are unconstitutional.
Fifteen of the states where same-sex couples can legally marry filed a brief asking the high court to hear cases from Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma.
The organization that delivered stand-your-ground bills and suppress-the-vote measures to statehouses around the country is now following that old phrase: Think globally, act locally.
Senate Republicans on Sept. 11 defeated a measure to advance a proposed amendment to rein in campaign spending by businesses, wealthy donors and candidates.
But the defeat was anticipated. And even if the measure had passed in the Senate, it would have gone nowhere in the House.
Tennis great Martina Navratilova proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the U.S. Open men's semifinals.
Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite Saturday, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd.
More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes have gotten married.
Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, sat next to each other during a weekend ceremony, the Quad City Times reported.
A federal district judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on marriage equality.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in the Fifth Circuit is the first to uphold a ban against same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor last summer. The ruling broke a streak of 21 consecutive federal court rulings for equality.