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MEUSA appoints Denise Norris, transgender leader, to board of directors

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO – Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) has appointed Denise Norris to its board of directors.  MEUSA said in a press statement, “As a recognized leader in the transgender community, Denise brings a great depth of advocacy and organizing experience in the workplace, community, and beyond — as well as a commitment to building […]

Same-sex marriage now legal in England and Wales

Saturday, thousands of gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales tied the knot as marriage equality became the law of the land, bringing to 16 the number of countries where committed gay and lesbian couples can legally marry.  According to news reports, couples are vying to be first to be married by holding ceremonies […]

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today, March 31, is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), a day  dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created in TDoV in 2010 to celebrate the trans community in a positive light. According to transstudent.org, “TDoV is a day […]

Mozilla: ‘We support marriage equality’

Following the controversy surrounding Mozilla’s new CEO Brendan Eich’s support of Prop. 8, a measure that, for a time, banned same-sex couples from getting married in the state of California, Mozilla have issued a statement stating their unequivocal support of marriage equality. Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation, and Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation executive […]

Message from President Obama: ‘Today is deadline to sign up for health care coverage’

Today, March 31 is the deadline for people to enroll for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. If you or someone you know doesn’t have health insurance or wants to look at other coverage options, check out www.healthcare.gov today. And act quickly, because if you don’t enroll by the deadline, you won’t be able […]

SDGMC: Top Ten gayest events of ‘The Gay ‘90s’

SAN DIEGO—Next weekend, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus brings to life the songs that made the 1990s so mega-spectacular with their show Wow! The Chorus Sings the ‘90s.  It was a pivotal time in gay history as the AIDS crises forced American culture to cartwheel out of the closet and into a new era […]

Americans for Marriage Equality releases new bipartisan polling

WASHINGTON – Americans for Marriage Equality today released new bipartisan polling from TargetPoint and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR) which reaffirms the growing support for marriage equality across all demographic groups; shows that marriage equality advocates are winning the fight overall; and demonstrates that Americans increasingly believe the next generation will be better off if […]

New Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich has a history of same-sex opposition

John Aravosis, the founder of the popular gay blog AmericaBlog.com, is reporting that Brendan Eich, the new CEO of the Mozilla Foundation, a Google-funded organization that oversees a number of ventures include the Firefox browser, donated $1,000 to help support Proposition 8, a measure that, for a time, banned same-sex couples from getting married in […]

U.S. government will recognize marriages of same-sex couples who wed in Michigan

WASHINGTON— The federal government will  recognize same-sex marriages performed in the state of Michigan. Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of those marriages: “I have determined that the same-sex marriages performed last Saturday in Michigan will be recognized by the federal government.  These families will be eligible for all […]

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