Topics :: civil rights

Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act, Should Gays be Included?

By Christiana Lilly | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
A group of gay rights, religious, community and political organizations want "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to be included in the list of groups that are protected from discrimination.

Out of the Bars, Into the Streets

By Ian Maloney | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
Almost everyone, especially those of us in the LGBT community, have heard of The Stonewall Inn, and the Stonewall Riots that were the catalyst that sparked the gay rights movement as we know it today.

Attorney for Colo. Baker Calls Gay Sensitivity Training ’Vague,’ ’Lousy,’ ’Pointless’

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
The attorney representing the Colorado baker found guilty of violating the state’s civil rights law for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is calling the commissioned ordered sensitivity training sessions "lousy, vague and pointless."

Obama Admin Issues Proclamation for Pride Month: Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA

By EDGE | Saturday May 31, 2014
In the proclamation, President Obama lauded his strides made by the LGBT community under his administration, and called for more action including the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

History Shades Arkansas’ Gay Marriage Debate

Tuesday May 13, 2014
57 years after federal troops escorted 9 black students into Little Rock’s Central High School as a white mob jeered, Arkansas again finds itself in the center of a debate over civil rights. This time, the issue is gay marriage.

History of Lesbian Avengers Chronicled in "Eating Fire"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Kelly Cogswell’s "Eating Fire" is one of the first in-depth memoirs of its kind to deal with the Lesbian Avengers, an organization that began in New York 20 years ago, and then spread to 60 chapters all over the U.S. and Canada.

Chelsea Clinton Says Gay Rights Have Made Progress

By Martin Griffith | Monday Feb 17, 2014
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that the gay-rights cause made "incredible progress" on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success.

Lesbian Folk Singer Toshi Reagon Plays Joe’s Pub

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
The Public Theater honors musician Toshi Reagon with five concerts at Joe’s Pub, plus a special engagement at the Under the Radar fest.

Houston to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Houston has announced it will provide benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees.

’Kids React’ to Same-Sex Marriage Proposals

By EDGE | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
A recent video making a huge viral splash on social media sets out to prove that theory with a montage of interviews with children and their thoughts on marriage equality and gay rights.