Jason Collins: ‘Common ground and conversation’

Jason Collins

Originally published on the Huffington Post Blog, Jason Collins discusses how sports can be used as a vehicle to bring people together and deal with adversity, in a safe environment.  He also discusses the importance of volunteering and giving back to those that are less fortunate. The post follows: I feel that we can all [...]

HRC: 10 facts you should know about NOM


WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has suffered a great many defeats recently.  The group was founded in 2007 to help pass Proposition 8, California’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. However, now that the issue of marriage appears to be on a one-way path toward nationwide equality in America, NOM has expanded its war [...]

Lambda Legal sues SSA on behalf of Texas lesbian widow

Lambda Legal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Lambda Legal filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee), arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they [...]

New York Times columnist apologizes for attending fundraiser for anti-gay legal group

Ross Douthat

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat apologized for appearing at a fundraising event for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an extreme anti-gay legal group working to criminalize homosexuality, reports Media Matters For America in their latest post. On October 16, Douthat spoke at “The Price of Citizenship: Losing Religious Freedom in America,” an event held by [...]

Carl DeMaio’s outreach strategy to women?


The story about the offensive email from Carl DeMaio that targeted a Scott Peters’ campaign staffer, first reported by the San Diego CityBeat has received national press coverage. The email contained a photo of an overweight woman wearing only a bra and eating a snack with the subject line “Kate Lyon.” Subsequent press coverage includes: [...]

Watch: Transgender star, Jaila Simms, releases debut music video

Jaila Simms

LOS ANGELES – Transgender musician Jaila Simms, also known as Jaila With An “I” today released a music video for her debut single “Loving Ya’.” “Loving Ya’” is the first single off her upcoming EP Best of Both Worlds It was produced by Titus “TJ” Hooker (Keri Hilson), with additional guitar by Alex Kramer(Jason Derulo). [...]

Marriage equality comes to Wyoming


Today, marriage equality came to Wyoming, the Equality State. District Court Judge Skavdahl overturned its ban on same-sex marriage  Friday, but stayed the decision for a full week to allow for an appeal. The state decided not to appeal, bringing an end to the stay a few days early. The state filed its notice this [...]

Gay couple ordered off London bus over public display of affection

Route 89

LONDON — When Jack James, 23, received a peck on his lips from his boyfriend while riding a No. 89 bus near Blackheath, Southeast London last August, probably the last thing he was expecting was to be ordered off the bus. But that is exactly what happened and has just now come to light in [...]

Kaiser Permanente recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2014 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. All 38 of Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals across the country submitted the Health [...]

DA’s Office: No criminal charges to be filed in DeMaio office break-in or sexual misconduct investigations; announcement raises more questions

Carl DeMaio

Today, the San Diego District Attorney’s Office announced that it had concluded its review of two investigations involving candidate Carl DeMaio’s congressional campaign. The two investigations surrounded burglary and vandalism to DeMaio’s campaign headquarters in May, as well as subsequent allegations of sexual harassment by former DeMaio staffer Todd Bosnich. The DA’s Office stated in [...]

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