Louisiana's State House voted Tuesday to reject a move by Democrat Representatives to repeal the state's anti-sodomy law. State Representative Patricia Smith (D., District 67) raised the motion to amend the state's crimes against nature law, seeking to remove the section prohibiting consensual sex between same-sex people. Republican opposition to the vote, led by Rep. Valarie Hodges (R., District 64), ... [Read]

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]

Despite 78 percent of Americans believing that gays can parent at least as well as straight parents, only 61 percent say they support allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt a child, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The eyebrow-raising discrepancy is just one of the gems in the poll: it also found that most Americans in the ... [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]

Welcome to Washington, America's gayest city: Advocate

By Daniel Burnett
January 6, 2014 4:06 PM |
Kudos, Washingtonians! You live in the gayest city in the country. America’s Gayest City: Washington, D.C. Kudos, Washingtonians. You’re a part of the gayest city in the country. The Advocate recently ranked cities based on criteria such as openly gay elected officials (we have 17), number of gay bars from Out Magazine’s list of the top 200 (two: Duplex Diner ... [Read]

On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered same-sex marriages in Utah to stop until a federal appeals court can further examine the issue.  The decision is sure to please Trestin Meacham, a 35-year-old Utah man who began a hunger strike on Dec. 21. Meacham has lost 25 pounds since his strike began.  Meacham took to Twitter with the news, tweeting ... [Read]

Just consider him a modern, equality-hating, historically confused Gandhi. A 35-year-old Utah man has decided to fast until the state nullifies marriage equality. Trestin Meacham has lost 25 pounds since starting his fast, and vows to remain vigilant on his crusade to end same-sex marriage in Utah. "Actions speak louder than words, and I'm taking action," Meacham told Utah ... [Read]

Same-sex civil marriages underway in Hawaii

By Daniel Burnett
December 2, 2013 10:51 AM |
Aloha, Hawaii, and welcome to the club. Hawaii joined Washington, D.C., and 14 other states in allowing marriage equality – with Illinois's new law set to take full effect in June 2014 – just after midnight (5 a.m. Eastern) this morning, with same-sex couples wedding in legally recognized ceremonies.   Between 30 and 40 same-sex couples at the Sheraton Waikiki ... [Read]