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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Texas AG Over Stance on Marriage Licenses

The state's first openly gay legislator filed the complaint with the State Bar of Texas, saying Attorney General Ken Paxton is encouraging county clerks to defy the law by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples. read more

Oregon Teacher of the Year Gets Settlement in Antigay Harassment Case

The first openly gay person to be named the state's Teacher of the Year said he was harassed by supervisors and colleagues. read more

Watch: Martin Luther King III and Raven Symone Honor Trailblazing Hero Bayard Rustin

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Bayard Rustin is perhaps the most significant activist you've never heard of. The architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin was a close friend and ally to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he was openly gay. Because of his sexuality, Rustin was denied the recognition in life he deserved, but there are those working to rectify that. Show More Summary

Of Religion, Politics and Media

Some time back a writer for a major American newspaper wrote a story about an openly gay United Methodist minister who lost her church over her sexual orientation. The reporter wrote the minister was in danger of being "excommunicated." The...Show More Summary

Italian Minister Goes on Hunger Strike for Civil Unions

Openly gay Ivan Scalfarotto says he will not eat until the inequality ends. read more

Katherine Heigl & Alexis Bledel Get Married in 'Jenny's Wedding' Trailer - Watch Now!

Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel star as an engaged couple in the new trailer for their film Jenny’s Wedding. Here’s a synopsis of the movie: Jenny Farrell (Heigl) has led an openly gay life – except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to start a family and marry the woman they thought was [...]

Katherine Heigl Marries Alexis Bledel In 'Jenny's Wedding' Trailer

Forget "27 Dresses," Katherine Heigl is playing a more diverse character in her new wedding movie. In the trailer for "Jenny's Wedding," from writer-director Mary Agnes Donoghue, Heigl plays Jenny, an openly gay woman out to everyone except her family. Show More Summary

Episcopalians Vote Yes to Gay Marriage in Church, But Are They Too Late?

Yesterday, during the Episcopal General Convention meeting in Salt Lake City, both clergy members and lay participants voted to allow same-sex marriages within the church. While many Episcopalians embraced openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson more than a decade ago, this was a dramatic leap forward:

Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriages in Churches

Episcopalians voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for gay couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began with the election of the first openly gay bishop over a decade ago. "We have learned to not only care for, but care about one other," said the Very Rev. Show More Summary

Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bis...

Man Carved Words ‘Die Fg’ Into His Own Arm To Fake Gay-Hate Crime

A 21-year-old man from Utah, Richard “Rick” Jones, was the apparent victim of a series of vicious anti-gay hate crimes. The openly gay Delta, Utah, business owner reported to local authorities that he was attacked and beaten at his family’s...Show More Summary

NFL’s Michael Sam Split From Fiancee Hours After Supreme Court Ruling [Video]

America’s first openly gay football player, Michael Sam, has reportedly split from his fiancee, Vito Cammisano after being engaged for just six months. The pair, who had been together since 2011, split and ended their engagement just hours after celebrating the landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Show More Summary

Some Suggested Lyrics for Stonewall, the Musical

When it was announced last year that openly gay director Roland Emmerich—of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow fame—would be helming a film covering the Stonewall riots, some observers sounded a note of … concern. Perhaps the...Show More Summary

Michael Sam & Vito Cammisano Split, End Engagement

Michael Sam and his fiance Vito Cammisano have split after a six-month engagement. The 25-year-old openly gay football player has deleted almost all of the evidence of his relationship with Vito off his social media accounts. The photos deleted include the one of him proposing to Vito atop St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City. “They’ve [...]

Fred Smoot says “no one cares” about the gay players in NFL

As Michael Sam was trying to become the first openly gay player in the NFL, it was an open secret that he was not close to being the first gay player in the NFL. While common sense might tell you that’s the case, former Washington and Minnesota cornerback Fred Smoot told us also yesterday. Smoot did…

When Money Talks, Politics Listen: The Story Of Tim Gill and How He Changed American Culture over the Last 10 Years

In 2007, Time Magazine identified Tim Gill as “The Gay Mogul Changing U.S. Politics.”  Forbes estimated his net worth at $425 million due to the sale of his software publishing company, Quark, Inc.  Openly gay, he founded the Gill Foundation and ever since has turned his efforts (and money) to gay and LGBT rights in […]

Austin City Council Member Faces Ethics Complaint For Comparing Gays To Pedophiles – VIDEO

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Last year, we told you how Austin City Council candidate Don Zimmerman (shown above with former Congressman Ron Paul) compared homosexuality to pedophilia. Despite those comments, Zimmerman went on to narrowly defeat openly gay candidate Jimmy Flanni… The post Austin City Council Member Faces Ethics Complaint For Comparing Gays To Pedophiles – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Jussie Smollett Makes Powerful Marriage Equality Speech at BET Awards

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Empire breakout star and openly gay actor Jussie Smollett delivered a succint yet powerful speech mid-performance about marriage equality at last night's BET Awards.  During his performance of "You're So Beautiful," Smollett took a minute to make a few commanding comments about the Supreme Court's recent ruling on same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

President Obama Gives Shout-out to Caitlyn Jenner at 'Trailblazers'

Last night, Logo aired their second annual Trailblazer Honors awards show and President Obama helped kick off the event via video. Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley and Jason Collins—NBA’s first openly gay player—introduced the president’s message. Show More Summary

Pride Month Wraps Up! Celebrate With These Openly Gay And Lesbian Celebrities!

As June wraps up, so does LGBT Pride Month. This year's will be particularly memorable given the Supreme Court overturning the ban on same-sex marriage. This weekend, Pride concludes in San Francisco. [ Related: Celebrities React To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling ] The SF Bay Area has the highest gay population among all U.S. metro areas, with 6.2% of its [...]

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