It’s the biggest move of his career and it’s off the court. Jason Collins, who played with the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first active openly gay male athlete in the four major American pro team sports.
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“People’s main concern is going to be, ‘I don’t care whether you’re black or white, gay or straight—when I need help, I just want someone there.”
On March 18, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute announced the launch of the LGBT Movement Leaders Fellowship, a new program designed to provide executive directors of LGBT organizations with critical nonprofit management skills and a national network of their peers.
The question of same-sex marriage went before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in the first of two oral arguments this week on separate appeals.
The opening public session was devoted to a California ban approved by voters. In a swirl of analysis after the event, the question was whether the justices would issue a sweeping decision later this year on whether states can say who can or can’t get married. Or would they leave the current patchwork of state laws in place, choosing to let state legislatures and courts sort it all out. Here are five things we learned from arguments in this case:
Gay Eagle Scout Delivers 120,000 Petitions Uring National Geographic Channel to Condemn Boy Scouts’ Ban on Gay Scouts
Gay Eagle Scout and outdoorsman Will Oliver delivered more than 120,000 Change.org petition signatures to National Geographic Channel as the network prepares for the premiere of their new series “Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?”; Petition urges National Geographic to issue a disclaimer condemning the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay Scouts and Scout Leaders
Is there a sudden rush to be on the right side of history?
National Geographic Channel ignores Boy Scouts’ anti-gay ban, sets to premiere new scouts series on Monday, March 4
Academy Award-winner and former Boy Scout Dustin Lance Black joins more than 120,000 people to sign Eagle Scout Will Oliver’s Change.org petition urging National Geographic to air disclaimer with ‘Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?’
GLAAD: New NatGeo series is a commercial for one of America’s most anti-gay groups, documents reveal
Washington, DC — Today Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, nonpartisan group of mayors convened just over a year ago by Freedom to Marry to make the case for ending marriage discrimination, hit 300 mayors from 32 states and the District of Columbia, nearly quadrupling in size since its launch.
He alleges that he was discriminated against because he is transgender and that the school’s attitude toward him changed in the eight months after he came out.
After the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, all eyes are on the Obama administration to ease minds and assure safety. But, with a topic as controversial as gun control, opinions obviously clash. That’s where the White House’s latest website—We the People—steps in as an online platform to help Americans exercise one of their basic First Amendment rights—to petition the government.