Two Country Music stars publicly come out as gay (VIDEO)

Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon

Country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman both came out as gay yesterday. Herndon came out publicly yesterday in an interview with People Magazine. “I’m an out, proud and happy gay man,” the country music star said. Herndon came out to his family in his 20s. Now, at age 52, he has decided to share [...]

Iconic TV host Dr. Ana Maria Polo joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign (VIDEOS)

Dr Maria Polo

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has released two web videos featuring Dr. Ana Maria Polo, host of the renowned Telemundo show “Caso Cerrado,” for the organization’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the videos – one in English and one in Spanish – Dr. Polo speaks out in support of the right for committed gay and [...]

HRC: CWA’s top ‘concern’ is stopping LGBT equality

CWA

WASHINGTON – Concerned Women For America (CWA) claims to be the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization bringing supposedly “biblical principles” into all levels of public policy. Espousing an un-American brand of anti-equality viewpoints, that many people of faith consider “unbiblical,” they have fabricated a “defense of family” position as one of their top concerns. [...]

GOP quick to condemn President Obama’s immigration reform

President Obama--

GOP lawmakers were quick to condemn President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically increase deportation relief for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants, announced Thursday. In his speech Obama said, “The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past [...]

The Gambia: UN High Commissioner Zeid criticizes harsh legal amendment, violence and arrests targeting gay men and lesbians

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

GENEVA — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday criticized a recent amendment to the Criminal Code of The Gambia that creates a broad and vague offence of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment. He also expressed alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals [...]

The Trevor Project announces ‘TrevorLIVE’ honorees and star-studded talent

Trevor Live

LOS ANGELES – Celebrating 16 years, The Trevor Project will host its annual “TrevorLIVE Los Angeles” (TrevorLIVE LA), a high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment Dec. 7 at the Hollywood Palladium, presented by Wells Fargo. The event will bring together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving, life-affirming work for lesbian, [...]

Thousands sign petition to cancel ’19 Kids and Counting’ over Duggars anti-LGBT stance

Duggars

Thousands have signed  a petition calling for the cancellation of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting over the stars’ discriminatory sentiments against the LGBT community. According to the Huffington Post, a petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, Calif.,  states that 19 Kids and Counting, starring conservative Baptists Jim Bob and [...]

Finnish textile company launches exclusive Tom of Finland collection in US

Finlayson

Finlayson, Finland’s leading textile manufacturer has expanded its operations into the U.S. by launching Tom of Finland X Finlayson, an unprecedented and exclusive collection designed in honor of Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991).  The collection has been developed in close collaboration with the Tom of Finland Foundation based in Los Angeles. It will debut [...]

San Diego Dance Theater names new executive director

Matt Carney

The San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Matt Carney to the position of executive director.  Jean Isaacs will continue her role as artistic director. Carney has been a company dancer for five years and will step into the management role Dec. 1. According to Board President Margaret Marshall, [...]

Funding for anti-LGBT National Organization For Marriage drops by over 50 percent

NOM

A white-hot spotlight focused on the issue of same-sex marriage over the last few years hasn’t translated into financial success for an organization whose self-proclaimed sole purpose is to “protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.” In a time when virtually every nightly newscast, political debate, even television series delves into discussions about [...]

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