The Boy Scouts of America's national council today (May 23) voted to end the organization's longstanding ban against gay boys.
One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp.
Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
An employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia is credited with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, whose fledgling celebrity took a turn toward notoriety when authorities announced this week that he was wanted in the beating death of a New Jersey lawyer three times his age.
The Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as volunteers overseas.
Deputy director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said Same-sex couples may begin the application process starting on June 3.
A suspect was arrested on May 22 in an assault in Manhattan's East Village that police say was one of several anti-gay attacks recently.
Gornell Roman was arrested on charges of assault and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes.
A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can't live together because of a morality clause in one of the women's divorce papers.
The clause is common in divorce cases in Texas and other states. It prevents a divorced parent from having a romantic partner spend the night while children are in the home. If the couple marries, they can get out from under the legal provision - but that is not an option for gay couples in Texas, where such marriages aren't recognized.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21 passed a massive immigration reform bill that includes sweeping changes. But the measure lacks protections for LGBT families that are needed because the federal government does not recognize same-sex relationships.
President Barack Obama had made it clear he supported such protections when he called for immigration reform, and many Democrats in the Senate support such protections.
A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing in the heart of one of its most gay-friendly neighborhoods, is stirring up anxiety, disbelief and outrage heading into what is usually a time of gay Pride celebration.
In the wake of last weekend's deadly shooting on a street in Greenwich Village, officials said Monday that police would increase their presence in the Village and nearby neighborhoods through the end of June - gay Pride month.
Right-wing French activists are applauding the suicide of a man in Notre Dame cathedral as a protest against marriage equality.
Dominique Venner, a far-right activist, shot himself in the mouth in front of the famous church’s altar as an act of defiance against a new law that allows same-sex French couple to legally marry.
Venner, 78, left behind a message near his body and a final essay on his website denouncing the law, according to Press TV
The Boy Scouts of America continues to scout for compromise on its long-standing policy against gays, but its draft policy – released in advance of a national meeting set for May 23 – didn’t earn any merit badge.
The British House of Commons passed the marriage equality bill – known as the same sex couples bill - on May 21.
The vote on the third reading of the legislation was 366 votes to 161 votes.
Police in central China have detained the 18-year-old organizer of a gay Pride march in a sign of the government's nervousness over a growing civil society movement and demands for stronger individual rights.
The man, identified only by his surname Xiang, was detained following the May 17 event in the city of Changsha and ordered to serve 12 days in a detention center for organizing an illegal march, according to a notice on the local police's microblog account.