An energy and water bill was killed in the House on Thursday as the result of an ongoing battle in Congress over LGBT rights and so-called “religious freedom.” Openly gay New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney successfully added an amendment… Read The post Republicans Strike Again: Energy and Water Bill Killed Over LGBT Protections appeared first on Towleroad.
Disney has been known to be a very progressive company (having brought the first openly gay sitcom character to network television in 1997 on the Ellen show) but they have recently come under fire from GLADD for not featuring even one gay character in the 11 feature films they released last year. Show More Summary
Dave Franco set tongues wagging when it was revealed that his "Neighbors" character, Pete Regazolli, would be openly gay in the hotly-anticipated sequel to the smash film. Turns out, that's not the only surprise in store for gay audiences...Show More Summary
Trinity Academy, a private Christian K-12 school in Wichita, Kansas, has come under fire since it became public that the school has a policy that it reserves...
When Milan Christopher appeared on “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” last year he became a breakout star as the show’s first openly gay cast member. The producer-rapper and his then-boyfriend made headlines — including a feature in The Times — for bravely documenting their relationship in the historically...
Jim Gray, the openly gay mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, wants you to know that, despite Kim Davis' crusade, you shouldn’t stereotype everyone in the Bluegrass State as bigoted and antigay. Last week he became the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Show More Summary
While walking down the carpet for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, Entertainment Tonight asked Idina Menzel how she feels about the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign which is pushing for her character, Elsa, to have a female love interest in the sequel of Frozen. Show More Summary
The Editorial Board of The New York Times takes note that An Openly Gay Man Runs the Army: Last week an openly gay man, Eric Fanning, became secretary of the Army. Read that sentence again and contemplate what it reveals about how much and how quickly American society has changed. Show More Summary
Vice President Joe Biden spoke at West Point’s graduation ceremony yesterday at Michie Stadium at the military academy, and gave special recognition to class president First Captain Eugene ‘EJ’ Coleman, an openly gay cadet. ABC News… Read The post At Graduation, VP Joe Biden Salutes Gay West Point Class President EJ Coleman for His Courage appeared first on Towleroad.
Vice President Joe Biden addressed the graduates at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, calling out bravery of gay class president EJ Coleman.
The out soccer star admits how frustrating it is that he's still the only openly gay athlete in his league.
The tech mogul will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the company’s investments in the country.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in India exploring ways for the company to expand its iPhone market, opening its first development centre in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Telangana, where developers will work on the company’s mapping te… Read The post Tim Cook to Make History as First Openly Gay CEO to Be Hosted by India’s Prime Minister appeared first on Towleroad.
With battles over the rights of transgender people to use public restrooms of their choice raging across the country, Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker has penned a terrific op-ed for AL.com that dispels a lot of the myths surrounding transgender people. She starts out her piece by talking...
Over the last two days, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) has tirelessly led efforts to support LGBT non-discrimination protections in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last night, Maloney, who is openly gay, spoke passionately...Show More Summary
Mexico's President is pushing for marriage equality, what happened at the Dem convention in Nevada, the first openly gay secretary of the US Army, and more. The post Black Trans Woman Assaulted by Guard in DC Restroom, Proving Bathroom Bill Fight Is Far from Over appeared first on Autostraddle.
Eric Fanning was sworn in today as Secretary of the U.S. Army, the first openly gay man to hold the position. Fanning’s confirmation yesterday followed months of stonewalling by Senate Republicans who had been making demands of President Obama… Read The post Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay U.S. Army Secretary, Sworn In: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Bao Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee brought to the United States by his parents as a child, was elected Mayor of Garden Grove, CA in 2014. Upon his swearing-in, he became the first directly-elected Vietnamese American Mayor from the Democratic Party in the United States. Show More Summary
Another first: The U.S. Senate unanimously backed President Barack Obama's nomination of Eric Fanning as secretary of the Army on Tuesday, making him the first openly gay leader of...
The first openly gay Army Secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday. Eric Fanning's nomination had been stalled for the past eight months. The vote moved forward after Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, was assured that Guantanamo Bay prison detainees would not impact Kansas. Show More Summary