LGBT and civil rights groups react angrily to Grand Jury’s failure to indict Ferguson police officer

Ferguson

As Missouri’s governor ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the St. Louis County grand jury’s failure to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, LGBT and civil rights groups today reacted angrily to the decision. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), [...]

Billboard and newly released ad feature gay Iraq Army war veteran in LGBT public education campaign

Justin Kelley

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has released the third ad in its LGBT public education campaign, All God’s Children. Sgt. Justin Kelly is an openly gay Iraq War veteran from Mississippi’s Delta region and speaks about serving his country with dignity and respect. Kelly was born in Greenville and is a fourth-generation Army soldier and [...]

World AIDS Day: Smithsonian Channel investigates true origins of a global epidemic- ‘Rise of the Killer Virus’ (Dec 1)

Rise of the Killer Virus

NEW YORK – In the early 1980s a mysterious virus appeared to emerge on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its earliest victims were young gay men. What followed were years of fear, confusion and ignorance that only compounded the threat of HIV, which even today remains the biggest viral killer worldwide. Now, [...]

Subaru of America to launch expanded AIDS awareness initiative

Mondo Guerra

MIAMI – Subaru of America, Inc., in collaboration with HIV-positive designer Mondo Guerra will reveal a one-of-a-kind wrapped 2015 Legacy as part of its Love Responsiblytm campaign to commemorate the auto manufacturer’s 20th year of support in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The vehicle will be debuted at a private reception at The Annex, a pop-up space [...]

Reagan administration homophobia and AIDS

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It is not an urban legend that the Reagan administration contributed to the AIDS crisis by its lack of attention to the issue, as well as its general uncomfortable relationship with LGBT Americans. Thanks to the Mattachine Society of Washington D.C., an organization that performs archival research related to gay and lesbian history, and the [...]

Are you ready to go ‘Home for the Holigays?’

Target-10-home-for-the-holigays-infographic-med-res

Holiday time is fast approaching and New York based gay marketing agency Target 10 took a peek into the interesting family dynamics that occur at this time of the year and in particular the gay and lesbian experience of traveling home. Target 10 asked 150 gays and lesbians about their holiday travels and developed a [...]

Imperial Court de San Diego launches ‘Toys for Kids’ drive

TOY DRIVE

Diving head first into its 39th year, The Imperial Court de San Diego has launched its Toys for Kids holiday drive. The drive encourages the community to donate an unwrapped toy or a monetary donation, which will benefit families across San Diego County and Tijuana. In a continued effort to support diverse family units, last [...]

Gay ad too sexy for City of Miami

Squirt

Toronto, ON, Canada –  Local10 News reported Nov 18 that Squirt.org’s “Non-Stop Hookups” bus advertisement campaign had stirred up the local community in Miami, Fla. The ad, a promotion for the Squirt gay dating site, shows two shirtless men embracing along with the site’s tagline, “Hot ’n horny hookups,” and the campaign slogan, “Non-Stop Hookups.” [...]

Marquette University student silenced over anti same-sex marriage views

Cheryl Abbate

A student, 20, at Marquette University has initiated formal complaints against a teacher and others he feels have silenced the debate on same-sex marriage and his free speech right to disagree with its moral and ethical validity. The incident and the ensuing contretemps began when the student, who has chosen to remain anonymous, approached his [...]

SPARTA to Hagel: ‘Keep your promise’ to review outdated transgender policy before departing

Chuck Hagel

Washington, DC – SPARTA, the national organization of LGBT members of the U.S. armed forces and their families, commended Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for his service on behalf of lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members and their families, while calling upon him to initiate immediately a promised review of the outdated policy prohibiting transgender [...]

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