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Yoruba Richen, Irma Salvatierra Bajar and Barbara Hammer with their Stonewall Honors 2014 awards

Stonewall Honors Prominent Women Leaders and Unsung Heroes

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
In a special ceremony on Friday, April 11 at Union Square West, the Stonewall Foundation honored prominent women leaders and unsung heroes who create lasting legacies for the LGBTQ community.

Executive Director of ACLU-Idaho Takes Post in WDC

NATIONAL | Apr 15
The executive director of the ACLU of Idaho has been hired for the same post at the ACLU in Washington, D.C.

NC LGBT Group to Hold Rally Over Tax Filing Policy

NATIONAL | Apr 15
North Carolina’s largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

Gene Robinson tweeted this photo of President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast with the tagline ’OMG’

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.

Malta Legalizes Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 15
The Maltese parliament approved a bill Monday that allows same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, allowing them to have similar legal rights of straight married couples, like the legal ability to adopt.

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014. A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this port city, killing more than a dozen people and destroying thousands of homes.

Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
According to a Chilean pastor, God’s objection to the country’s civil union bill was to blame for a massive forest fire that devastated parts of the coastal city of Valpara√≠so on April 12.

Lawrence Featheroff

Ohio Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Trying to ’Push the Gay’ Out of Brother

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 15
An Ohio man, who was in charge of taking care of his younger disabled brother, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after threatening to castrate and "beat the gay" out of his sibling.

Russell Crowe as ’Noah’

Gays Caused That Flood!: Conservative Writer Angered Over ’Noah’ Inaccuracies

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
The conservative Christian uproar over the film "Noah" continued last week when conservative Christian writer Don Feder blasted the biblical era blockbuster for what he considers pro-environmental politics and for not blaming the flood on the gays.

Geoff McGrath

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

NATIONAL | Apr 15
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.

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Alaska Native Heritage Center

NATIONAL | Apr 15
A Topeka, Kansas, church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

New Ohio Gay Marriage Ballot Language Approved

NATIONAL | Apr 15
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has certified the language in a new version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the state’s gay marriage ban.