Miami court rules in favor of marriage equality in Florida


Today, a state trial court in Miami issued a decision striking down Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples and ordering Miami-Dade County to allow same-sex couples to marry. The court stayed the order pending appeal. The case was brought by Equality Florida Institute and Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello, Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and [...]

Iowa editor fired over anti-gay post on personal blog sues for infringement of religious expression (VIDEO)

Bob Eschliman-

By all accounts, Bob Eschliman, 41, is a model journalist. The former editor of the Newton Daily News in Iowa has, over the span of his career, racked up an impressive 70 journalism awards and worked for seven different companies in his profession. A Boone, Iowa native, Eschliman is a family man with two young children [...] gives all-gender restroom signage a makeover

MyDoorSign All-Gender

NEW YORK – redesigned its all-gender sign collection after receiving criticism for the old graphics. The new designs feature simple iconography and a clear “all-gender restroom” descriptor. The innovative look grew from social justice advocate, Sam Killermann and his blog, It’s Pronounced Metrosexual. previously worked to create a safe bathroom space for those who do not identify [...]

WATCH: Great LGBT-themed speech from Netroots Nation (VIDEO)

Christopher Massicotte

Last Saturday, at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, Christopher Massicotte gave a fabulous keynote Ignite speech about the evolution of LGBT people in our politics – “I think Harvey Milk would be proud!” Massicotte is the Chief Operating Officer of DSPolitical, the first voter targeted online advertising network specifically for Democrats and Progressive Organizations. Previously Chris [...]

Edie Windsor talks of having a ‘Love Affair with the Gay Community’ in final part of MEUSA video series (VIDEOS)

Edie Windsor

Today, in honor of the three-year anniversary of marriage equality in her home state of New York, Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) has released the final part of Edie Windsor: In Her Own Words, (above) a multi-part series of interviews with LGBTQ icon and longtime MEUSA member Edie Windsor. In this last segment Edie talks about trying to protect her [...]

Alisan Rowland to leave MCC San Diego for New Orleans

Rev. Alisan Rowland announced Sunday she has accepted the position of senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in New Orleans and will preach her last sermon here Aug. 10 at MCC San Diego. Senior Pastor Rev. Dan Koeshall made the stunning announcement to the congregation first, noting the New Orleans MCC congregation voted [...]

Carl DeMaio missing from Pride parade while Scott Peters marches

Questions arose this weekend over the whereabouts of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, when he failed to show up for Saturday’s San Diego Pride parade. The parade, which attracted an estimated 300,000 participants and spectators, included many elected officials and candidates including DeMaio’s opponent Scott Peters, Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, [...]

‘Revenge Porn’ guy uses new methods for extortion

Extortion and identity theft are not new crimes, but the way a Pacific Beach man allegedly committed them is new because of the immediacy of the Internet. A Nov. 12 trial date has been set for Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 28, who ran a “revenge porn” Web site in which he demanded money from women whose [...]

Colorado marriage ban overturned by federal court


Today U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore ruled against Colorado’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.  In Burns v. Hickenlooper, attorneys with Kilmer, Lane and Newman, LLP sued the state on behalf of six same-sex couples who argue that Colorado’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Moore stayed his ruling until August 25 to [...]

Jail, 450 lashes for Saudi man who used Twitter to befriend gay men

Map of Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA —  A man has been sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia for using his Twitter account to meet gay men, reports The 24-year-old unnamed was arrested after he posted several Tweets calling for same-sex relations and expressing his readiness to meet gay men, [...]

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