ALEXANDRIA, Indiana — The First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, which lost some members about a year ago after a dispute involving its gay choir director, will close its doors for good at the end of 2014.
David Mantor, pastor of the church, sai…
RICHMOND, Virginia — The anti-gay hate group known as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) this week filed a notice with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that it would appeal a federal court decision over attorneys fees.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex aged care residents in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) face social isolation, concerns of disclosure of their sexual orientation and other unique needs, a new report has found.
Minister for Agein…
The recent mid-term elections marked a blazingly clear reversal of fortune for the Democrat and Republican political agendas. What’s less obvious is how the reverberations will affect the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) movement.
We may think we’re on the road toward full equality, but midterm losses indicate that much work still needs to be done.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Pop diva Jolin Tsai’s newest music video features her first ever on-screen kiss — with a woman.
The just released video for her song “We’re All Different, Yet The Same,” shows the 34-year-old Tsai and 38-year-old actress Ruby Lin as a couple who not only kiss but go on to get married and spend 30 happy years together.
Pop diva Jolin Tsai’s newest music video features her first ever on-screen kiss — with a woman.
The fight to prevent gay marriage from becoming legal in Florida received a boost Tuesday from one of the state’s most prominent law firms, which advised court clerks they could face misdemeanor charges if they issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Greenberg Traurig, the law firm for the association representing Florida’s 67 court clerks, warned that a federal judge’s ruling overturning the state ban on gay marriage only applies to one Panhandle county, Washington County, the only place named in the lawsuit.
The number of cases of syphilis in the United States jumped 10% from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75% of the increase, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
“There are over 20 million cases of s…
Four initiatives prioritize youth engagement and work to empower youth. Each initiative is leveraging Social Media tools to amplify youth voices, as well as to showcase the ways in which millennials are uniting in their efforts to create an AIDS-free generation.
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $524,403 to San Diego State University to study diabetes and sexual orientation in women.
“Type 2 diabetes (T2D) contributes to s…
DALLAS, Texas — Lambda Legal today launched a petition drive calling on the state of Texas and Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott to implement and abide by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the federal law signed by former President George W. Bush to address the problem of prison rape across the country.
“While Texas fiddles, LGBT inmates like Passion Star endure horrific violence and sexual abuse.”
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — A Broward County judge who found Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has set a hearing to finalize the divorce of a gay couple.
Circuit Judge Dale Cohen in August agreed with other judges in declaring the gay marriage ban unconstitutional. But he delayed granting a divorce for Heather Brassner and Megan Lade because of a legal technicality.
A hearing is set Wednesday afternoon on making the divorce final. Brassner and Lade were united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont, but Florida has not previously recognized out-of-state gay marriage.
A Broward County judge who found Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has set a hearing to finalize the divorce of a gay couple.
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Ireland has picked a month for the vote on marriage equality. Gay Star News reports: Groups both for and against same-sex marriage will rally as they prepare for the public vote in early May 2015. No specific date has been announced as of yet. The issue was discussed today by Ministers at their final meeting […]
Here’s our daily quick round-up of the marriage equality and LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we just didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! Malaysia: The Malaysian government has pulled funding of […]
WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose votes are decidedly against gay marriage, late on Tuesday called for a response to Florida’s emergency petition to extend a stay to prevent the issuance of marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who want to marry.
A federal judge who had ruled that Florida’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional had set Jan. 5, 2015 as the date to lift his temporary stay. And the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia declined to extend the stay.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose votes are decidedly against gay marriage, late on Tuesday called for a response to Florida’s emergency petition to extend a stay to prevent the issuance of marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who want to marry.