A Same-Sex Couple Just Legally Married In Texas


  Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, who have been together for over 30 years, just became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Texas. The state’s ban on same-sex marriage is seemingly still intact. The Fifth Circuit is still considering the federal challenge of the ban, and a state judge’s ruling earlier this week […]


LGBT Advertisements Are Becoming More Mainstream


In January, Tiffany & Co. featured for the very first time an ad with a gay male couple for their “Will You” campaign. This is not the first time that a company has included LGBT members in their advertisements. Some of the first ads directed toward the LGBT community appeared in the 1980’s by Bud Light […]


Judge Rules Conversion Therapy Group Can’t Claim Homosexuality a Disorder


A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled misrepresenting homosexuality as a disorder in marketing conversion therapy services violates the state’s consumer protection laws – a devastating ruling for the conversion therapy industry, which claims to “convert” people from gay to straight, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced Wednesday. The ruling marks the first time […]


Kelly Clarkson Features Gay Couple in ‘Heartbeat Song’ Music Video

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The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, has released another hit from her new album Piece by Piece. The new video for “Heartbeat Song”shows different couples, varying from mixed-race couples to a gay couple, starting out new relationships and eventually falling in love. Chad Laboy and Zac Woodward, who appear as the gay couple in the video, […]


Christian Bystanders Are Complicit In Hate Crimes

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By Lisa J. Keating Yesterday, less than 10 miles from our home, a lesbian was viciously attacked. Why? Because “God hates fags” as the perpetrator told this woman. I’m going to paint a descriptive picture out of necessity. She was stabbed repeatedly, stripped naked, had a leash wrapped around her neck and dragged because she […]


New Study Shows Coming Out as LGBT in School Contributes to Well-Being


A timely new study has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who came out at school have significantly lower levels of depression with higher self-esteem than compared with LGBT youth who did not disclose or who concealed their sexual orientation or gender identity from others at school. Results did not differ based on […]


Celebrities Demand Pardons For 49,000 Convicted Of Same-Sex Relations In The UK


  Entertainment and media’s biggest figures, including the stars of The Imitation Game, are coming aboard a worldwide movement to demand pardons for the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under UK anti-gay laws. Matt Breen, Editor-In-Chief of The Advocate and noted gay rights activist, started a petition centered around the cause at […]


State Department Announces Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT People


The State Department announced Thursday it will appoint a special envoy focused on promoting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people worldwide. It is expected that Secretary John Kerry will appoint the new special envoy before the end of February 2015. Senate confirmation is not necessary for the new position. “We’re not […]


Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger, Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

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  In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political […]


Alabama TV Ad Featuring Lesbian Couple Airs Ahead Of Marriages


  Following two recent rulings striking down Alabama’s ban on marriage for gay couples and last week’s sideshow drama by Chief Justice Roy Moore, Freedom to Marry began airing a TV ad across Alabama calling for respect for all families. The ad airs as many anticipate the possible start of marriages in the state beginning February 9. “Our […]