Results tagged “LGBT” from Nation

Chik-Fil-A wants to take over New York, CEO still opposes same-sex marriage

"We don’t need bigots coming to New York City" states openly gay Councilman

Posted by Rhuaridh Marr
April 10, 2014 5:04 PM |
"We don’t need bigots coming to New York City." That's the reaction from openly gay Councilman Daniel Dromm, upon reading the story in USA Today that Chik-Fil-A plans to expand into New York. "They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community, including the LGBT community," he told the Huffington Post. Chik-Fil-A's CEO, ... [Read]

The House of Mouse has this week dealt a blow to Orlando-area Boy Scouts of America groups by pulling funding from all chapters it currently supports through its "Ears to You" grant program. Under the scheme, WDW would donate money to an organization its employees volunteer for -- think of it like employer gift-matching. However, there are limits to whom ... [Read]

A new index released by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies in Holland has ranked 103 of the world's armed forces based on their openness to LGBT people. New Zealand, which legalized gay marriage last year, permits LGBT members to serve openly and allowed its soldiers to participate in a gay-pride parade, jumped straight in at the top spot. The ... [Read]

Every one of the 30 NHL teams now has a You Can Play video

by Brandon Harrison
January 19, 2014 8:41 PM |
In a 2009 article published by ESPN.com, John Buccigross detailed the plight of a young team manager for the Miami-Ohio University Hockey Club. As the team manager told Buccigross, “Middle school and early high school is the first time I remember thinking that I could be gay, but I definitely tried to ignore it and didn't want to seriously ... [Read]

Betty White is going purple for GLAAD's Spirit Day

By Daniel Burnett
October 9, 2013 6:22 PM |
“Call me Betty Purple.” Actress, role model and all-around adorable human being Betty White is joining other celebrities in showing their support for GLAAD’s Spirit Day on Oct. 17. The former star of NBC's hit show The Golden Girls joined her current TV Land Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves in spreading the word in a ... [Read]

One in three Americans say gays can turn straight

By Daniel Burnett
August 22, 2013 2:15 PM |
One in three Americans believe gays can choose to be straight, according to a segment of a survey rereleased from the Pew Research Center Tuesday. According to the survey, 51 percent of all Americans believe an LGBT person cannot change his or her orientation, while 36 percent think they can. More than half of conservative Republicans and black respondents said ... [Read]

Pew releases new data on LGBT attitudes, experiences

By Daniel Burnett
June 17, 2013 4:23 PM |
There may have been some awkward Father’s Day calls yesterday, as only 39 percent of gays and lesbians have told their fathers about their sexual orientation, according to a new survey of LGBT Americans from Pew Research Center. The numbers are somewhat better for mothers – 56 percent of gays have told their moms. The study focused on “attitudes, experiences ... [Read]

In the midst of an uptick in reported hate crimes in New York City, responses vary. On Sunday, Democratic mayoral candidate and current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced free self-defense classes. “This is the kind of violence and frequency and in severity we haven’t seen in a really long time,” Quinn, who is gay, told CBS New York. “It ... [Read]