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VIDEO: Gay Marines share homecoming kiss: ‘Love is Love’

Gay partners Sgt. Brandon Morgan and Dalan Wells have come forward to comment on their homecoming photo that has swept the internet. In an interview with the Miami Herald, the couple explains their relationship. “I honestly knew I was in love with him from the first moment I met him,” Morgan says, adding that before […]

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: March 10

Saturday, March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). […]

Anti-LGBT violence bill approved

WASHINGTON –The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the LGBT-inclusive re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act was introduced in the 112th Congress by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID). The re-authorization bill would make grants available for strengthening and enlarging programs to provide outreach and […]

Newspaper called to drop anti-LGBT policy

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is joining with the Center for Equality in Arkansas and calling on the Northwest Arkansas Times to drop their discriminatory policy of refusing to run the engagement and wedding announcements of same-sex couples. Recently, the paper rejected an announcement submitted by Cody Renegar and Thomas Staed. The newspaper […]

Former Romney co-chair Paul Babeu faces allegations of gay relationship with student

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Arizona Pinal County sheriff Paul Babeu, a former co-chair for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign, faces allegations Monday of running an abusive private school where the fallen congressional candidate also had an alleged gay relationship with one of the school’s students. The charges come in wake of Babeu’s retirement from his post at the Romney […]

California Republicans renew anti-LGBT, pro-life platform

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Hundreds of California Republicans gathered Sunday at the San Francisco Airport Hotel for the general session of the California Republican Party’s (CRP) Spring Convention. The agenda included the ratification of the Party’s platform, and of particular interest to the LGBT community was language regarding education, marriage, and family. While the newly revised platform has not […]

Verizon protects gender identity, expression following equality push from Unitarian Universalist Association

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The LGBT community celebrates another victory following an announcement Monday that Verizon Communications has implemented a “gender identity or expression” protection to its non-discrimination policy.  The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) urged Verizon Communications to adopt the policy after a five year effort of filing shareholder resolutions. “This is a significant victory for the UUA’s shareholder […]

Photo of the week: Gay Marine homecoming kiss

In the spirit of romantic February, the month is best sent off with this gay kiss following a Marine’s arrival from overseas. The photo, posted on Gay Marines Facebook page, garnered over 14,000 likes within days of its posting, over 2,700 shares, and over 3,000 comments congratulating the couple, said to be Brandon Morgan of […]

Victory Fund Brunch 2012 San Diego Features NYC Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn, Donors Urged to Support Lesbian Wisconsin Rep. for U.S. Senate

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BY THOM SENZEE Two Election 2012 priorities stood out at yesterday’s Victory Fund brunch at the Catamaran resort on Mission Bay: getting Tammy Baldwin, Democratic congresswoman from Wisconsin, elected to the U.S. Senate; and strengthening financial support for LGBT candidates in general – especially those who promise to actively battle for equality under the law […]

‘Grindr for Equality’ initiative launched to encourage LGBT activism

The popular geo-social networking app, Grindr, has launched a new initiative that will use their location-based technology to raise awareness about global LGBT issues. The initiative, ‘Grindr for Equality,’ is a social movement that is intended to provide assistance and promote action amongst its some 3 million LGBT members worldwide. Grindr first began its philanthropy […]

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