June 2013 Archives

Major news outlets – even Fox News – are showing increased support for gay marriage, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. The results show that stories considered supportive of same-sex marriage outshone stories opposing it by roughly 5-to-1. The study examined stories about marriage equality and classified them as supportive or opposing if a story included statements on one ... [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]

Nearly three-quarters say gay marriage is inevitable

By Daniel Burnett
June 6, 2013 3:55 PM |
Nearly three quarters of Americans – 72 percent – say legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. It was also the first time in Pew polling history that more than half of Americans support gay marriage: 51 percent in favor, to 42 percent opposed. "It just keeps ticking up ... [Read]

“Legitimate rape.” “Binders of women.” “47 percent.” A lot of quotes can highlight the Republican missteps in the 2012 presidential election, but perhaps Texas Gov. Rick Perry said it best. "Oops." The College Republican National Committee released a report Monday on what went wrong for the GOP in 2012 – and what can be done to fix it. But despite national ... [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]