New survey shows U.S. Catholics open to non-traditional families

Pope Francis

When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families later this month, he will find a Catholic public that is remarkably accepting of a variety of non-traditional families, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that provides an in-depth look at American Catholics’ views on family life, sexuality and Catholic […]

Watch: HRC President Chad Griffin on KY Clerk Kim Davis refusing LGBT couples marriage licenses

Chad Griffin MSNBC

Today, HRC President Chad Griffin appeared on MSNBC to discuss the ongoing situation in Rowan County, Ky., where County Clerk Kim Davis continues to flout the law by denying marriage licenses to couples. “With the results of the United States Supreme Court decision in the Obergefell case, marriage licenses must be issued equally. That’s her […]

Leno bills benefiting transgender Californians pass Assembly

Mark Leno

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed two bills authored by Sen. Mark Leno that provide protections and equal benefits to transgender Californians. The first bill, SB 703, prohibits state agencies from doing business with companies that fail to offer transgender employees the same health care coverage and benefits they provide all other workers. The second […]

San Diego Democrats for Equality endorse six officeholders

Democrats for Equality

The Board of San Diego Democrats for Equality recommended the endorsement of eight incumbents for re-election at last week’s Club meeting. While there was vigorous debate on several races, the Club endorsed six of the eight by wide margins (60 percent of attending members is the minimum required). The Club did not decide against endorsement […]

Protesters tell anti-gay Kentucky clerk ‘Do Your Job!’ (VIDEO)

Rowan County

The video above shows the scene inside the Rowan County courthouse this morning. The footage shot by Lisa Williams shows angry demonstrators demanding that County Clerk Kim Davis do her job. This is after Davis once again defied the order of Kentucky’s governor and federal courts — including the Supreme Court — and refused to […]

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awaremness Month

In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. How often should men have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test? If treatment is needed, what options are available? Prostate cancer research has led to new ways to detect, diagnose and treat […]

Kentucky clerk still refusing to issue marriage licenses despite Supreme Court ruling

Kim Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is still refusing to issue marriage licenses despite a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court against the clerk. The clerk cited “God’s authority” as her reason for continuing to defy the law. Shortly after 8 A.M., Davis’ office refused licenses to the first two couples to enter the courthouse following yesterday’s […]

Supreme Court declines emergency stay request from anti-LGBT Rowan County clerk

Kim Davis

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a petition from Kentucky’s Rowan County clerk Kim Davis for an emergency stay on a court order requiring her to immediately start issuing marriage licenses to all eligible applicants, including same-sex couples. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) welcomed the news as affirmation that personal religious opinions of public officials […]

Russia cancels LGBT film festival

Blue is the Warmest Color

Russia’s long running avant-garde film festival, Moscow Premiere, a champion of Russian LGBT and anti-fascist cinema, was cancelled last week and replaced by a “positive, youth-orientated” alternative, reports Dazed. The new festival is being run by Yevgeny Gerasimov, a high-ranking member of Putin’s Kremlin. The organizer of Moscow Premiere said that there was no way he could work with Gerasimov. […]

Another British pro-rugby player comes out

Sam Stanley

Following in the footsteps of Keegan Hirst, Sam Stanley has become the second British pro rugby player to reveal publicly that he is gay. Stanley, 23, has represented England at five tournaments and is the brother of Samoan international Michael Stanley. Stanley said he has kept his five-year relationship with partner Laurence a secret. “I […]

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