When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member’s first impulse was to yell with joy. Then he remembered where he was.
In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers girded for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark vote to ban workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Obama also said that Congress needs to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. During his presidency, Obama, among other moves, rescinded the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule prohibiting gay military people from revealing their sexual orientation.
Two Generations Radio pastors are urging people throughout the United States to avoid purchasing the signature cookies sold by the Girl Scouts of America, due in part to the organization’s support of the LGBT community.
Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a speech to an influential gay rights group because of the government shutdown.
Televangelist Pat Robertson is claiming that the gay community is spreading AIDS among themselves by cutting their fingers with rings and then shaking hands.
President Barack Obama is marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians.
All weekend long, Capital Pride 2013 has been celebrating the LGBT community, but it’s that last letter — ‘T’ for transgender — that remains the greatest challenge for outreach in D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray says.
The Democratic National Committee says NBA veteran Jason Collins will headline its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender gala.
The ex-fiancee of NBA player Jason Collins says she is freezing her eggs.