Topics :: GLBT equality

Obama Ties LBJ’s Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

By Justin Snow | Friday Apr 18, 2014
President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

Gay Marriage’s Win Streak Tested in Higher Court

By Brady McCombs and Nicholas Riccardi | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The gay rights movement’s winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court will weigh whether to give an important victory to gay couples’ right to marry or halt their momentum.

Protests Highlight Idaho’s LGBTQ Inequalities

By David Perry | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
EDGE examines the LGBTQ rights based protests popping up in Idaho’s State House, which have lead a number of pro-gay activists in jail.

Christian Charity? Religious Right Reacts to World Vision’s LGBT Inclusive Policy

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Christian relief agency group World Vision announced this week their policy change to allow the hire of Christian married same-sex couples. Unsurprisingly, the announcement sparked outrage from anti-gay activists.

Petition Calls for Harvey Milk Stamp Unveiling in San Francisco

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
A local gay philatelist has launched a campaign to urge the United States Postal Service to unveil its Harvey Milk stamp later this spring in San Francisco to coincide with annual celebrations of Milk’s birthday.

Equality Virginia Names OUTstanding Virginians

By John Riley | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
Equality Virginia, the commonwealth’s major LGBT organization, on March 10 announced the winners of its OUTstanding Virginians awards.

Virginia’s 2014 Session Setbacks

By John Riley | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Equality Virginia came into this year’s legislative session with optimism, but two vacant state Senate seats, and a Republican-dominated House of Delegates conspired to defeat many of the organization’s top initiatives.

Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

Gay Rights Advocates Move to Increase Protections in Kansas

By John Hanna | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Having won a key legislative fight with social conservatives in Kansas, gay rights advocates aren’t content with simply blocking a measure they said would discriminate against gays and lesbians in the name of religious freedom.