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March 14, 2015

Lawmaker may have violated rules by not disclosing photographer and videographer Jonathon Link was on trip

It used to be that Aaron Schock, a Republican congressman from Illinois, was in the news far more his impressive physique than any legislation he championed.

But in recent weeks, the former Men's Health cover man has been embroiled in a string of controversy involving his spending on such things as private jets and interior decorating.

The latest headache involves an official trip to India last summer accompanied by a photographer and videographer named Jonathon Link (pictured below) whose travel expenses were covered by The Global Poverty Project.

August 12, 2014

America’s fallen LGBTI military personnel will be honored with a permanent monument in Washington DC’s Congressional Cemetery if the National LGBT Veterans Memorial Project gets its way and the group recently released the design for it

The US National LGBT Veterans Memorial Project has unveiled its design for a national monument to fallen LGBTI military personnel which they plan to have erected in Washington DC’s Congressional Cemetery.

The memorial will feature three eleven foot tall stone monoliths, arranged in a triangle, with each baring two of the emblems of the United States’ six military forces – the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

June 22, 2014

As part of the cathedral's celebration of LGBT pride month, Rev Dr Cameron Partridge will be the first transgender pastor to preach at the historic Washington National Cathedral

The Rev Dr Cameron Partridge will become the first openly transgender priest to preach at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC on Sunday, June 22, in a service led by Rev Gene Robinson, the first openly gay priest to be elected a bishop.

The service is part of the cathedral's celebration of LGBT pride month and will include readings and prayers offered by members of the local LGBT community.

June 10, 2014

Alleged incident occurred at Bistro 18 in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood

After a night of indifferent service at a hookah bar in Washington DC, a transgender woman says she was given a restaurant receipt with the words 'gay bitches' printed on it.

Amira Gray was with eight friends at Bistro 18 in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood last August when the alleged incident occurred.

When one of Gray's friends approached the manager, he snatched what he thought was the offending receipt out of the man's hands and printed a new receipt without the anti-LGBTI slur on it.

February 27, 2014

'As a company working to address issues about our country’s future, we have no intention of working with those stuck in the past'

A consultant lost a customer after announcing he's drafting a bill banning out gay players from the National Football League.

According to Time magazine DC Solar Solution, a California company, is severing its relationship with Jack Burkman.

January 30, 2014

Itay Hod believes closeted politicians with anti-gay voting records should be outed: 'I made it very clear as to who I was talking about'

Itay Hod was already not a fan of Aaron Schock, a Republican congressman from Illinois who has toed the party line and consistently voted against pro-LGBT legislation.

But the openly gay freelance journalist, who worked for CBS News for several years, reached his boiling point earlier this month when he heard a story about Schock from a friend, a fellow reporter.

November 13, 2013

A group of active and retired US gay and lesbian military service members have held a wreath laying ceremony to mark Veterans Day at the grave site of the first man to out himself in the military to fight the ban on gays surving

Veterans Day was commemorated on Monday by a group of gay and lesbian retired and active service members in Washington DC with a wreath laying ceremony in Congressional Cemetery.

The wreath was left at the grave site of Air Force Sergeant Leonard Matlovich who became the first serving US service member to fight the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving in 1975.

April 11, 2013

Batgirl writer Gail Simone says the time is right for a transgender superhero, teasing it could happen very soon

DC Comics has revealed what they claim to be the first transgender character in mainstream comic books.

In Batgirl #19, on sale from now in both print and digital formats, Alysia Yoeh came out to her roommate main character Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as a bisexual trans woman.

Speaking to Wired, Batgirl writer Gail Simone, said comic books fans inspired her to create the civilian character.

February 12, 2013

Orson Scott Card, the writer of Ender's Game, has said marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization

Fans are protesting against DC Comics for hiring an anti-gay writer to pen Superman.

Orson Scott Card, author of the Ender’s Game sci-fi series, will write a new series of comics for DC’s Adventures of Superman to be published in April.

AllOut has now started a petition, urging DC to fire Card.

It states: ‘He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization [National Organization for Marriage].

December 17, 2012

'I’m hoping to get paid well to do what I do now for nothing'

As Barney Frank's days as an elected official come to and, the first openly gay member of the US House of Representatives has hired an agent.

The outspoken Frank, 71, has been one of the more colorful personalities in Washington DC over the past three decades and a frequent guests on network and cable political shows.

April 28, 2012

The 'Time After Time' singer will be honored as co-founder of the True Colors fund

Singer Cyndi Lauper will be honored by the US government for her LGBT advocacy.

The ‘Time After Time’ pop star will be given the prize by US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in Washington DC on 9 May.

Lauper co-founded the True Colors fund to bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender homelessness, and inspire straight people to become active participants in the advancement of LGBT equality.

December 9, 2011

US holds first ever summit to look at housing and care barriers for older LGBTs

The US has held the first-ever national summit for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

The day-long LGBT elders’ conference brought together advocates and practitioners from across the country.

They discussed existing barriers for older gay, bi and transgender people and thought about how to push forward on supporting housing and long-term care for them in the future.