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April 21, 2012

Obama takes to Twitter to advertise the LGBT highlights of his administration

President Barack Obama used Twitter to point to his gay and lesbian record. Yesterday, 20 April, his team created a list called 'Progress for the LGBT Community.'

'Together, we've fought for equal rights for LGBT Americans--and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is just one example of the progress we've achieved since President Obama took office,' the page announces.

April 12, 2012

US President will not be signing executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people

President Barack Obama does not plan to sign an executive order barring workplace discrimination against LGBT people in the near future.

Several LGBT leaders, who have been pushing hard for the executive order, were part of a high-level meeting at The White House this week and came away disappointed to not have a commitment from Obama on the issue.

April 12, 2012

US President will not be signing executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people

President Barack Obama does not plan to sign an executive order barring workplace discrimination against LGBT people in the near future.

Several LGBT leaders, who have been pushing hard for the executive order, were part of a high-level meeting at The White House this week and came away disappointed to not have a commitment from Obama on the issue.

March 28, 2012

Anti-gay marriage group tried to 'drive a wedge' between black and gay Americans

Secret documents have revealed an anti-gay marriage group tried to pit black and Hispanic Americans against gay people.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) tried to ‘drive a wedge between gays and blacks’ during its winning campaign to ban gay marriage in the US state of Maine, confidential memos have revealed.

The group, which was key in campaigning for California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex unions in 2008, tried to ‘Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage.’

March 28, 2012

Hollywood star Kristen Bell says it 'breaks her heart' that gay Americans can't marry

Hollywood starlet Kristen Bell has joined a long list of celebrities and politicians who back the gay marriage campaign in the US.

The Burlesque actress has filmed a video, pledging her support for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality drive.

'It breaks my heart to know that millions of gay Americans still can't marry the one they love and I can. That makes no sense,' Bell said in the 40-second clip.

March 20, 2012

New HRC President 'will work every single day to achieve' full equality for younger generation

Chad Griffin doesn't officially take over as president of the Human Rights Campaign until June. But he was center stage at the recent HRC Gala in Los Angeles where he talked his motivation for deciding to head the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in the US.

March 20, 2012

New HRC President 'will work every single day to achieve' full equality for younger generation

Chad Griffin doesn't officially take over as president of the Human Rights Campaign until June. But he was center stage at the recent HRC Gala in Los Angeles where he talked his motivation for deciding to head the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in the US.

March 19, 2012

Joe Solmonese shifting focus to getting President Obama reelected

Joe Solmonese arrived at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles over the weekend resplendent in a black tuxedo and his arm in a matching sling.

The HRC president, who steps down in June after seven years in the job, told Gay Star News that he 'tore the bicep off the bone in the ultimate gay cliche: moving a piece of furniture in my bedroom.'

But that didn't stop the Washington DC-based Solmonese from attending the dinner and giving a passionate speech to attendees before introducing his successor, Chad Griffin to the crowd.

March 19, 2012

Joe Solmonese shifting focus to getting President Obama reelected

Joe Solmonese arrived at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles over the weekend resplendent in a black tuxedo and his arm in a matching sling.

The HRC president, who steps down in June after seven years in the job, told Gay Star News that he 'tore the bicep off the bone in the ultimate gay cliche: moving a piece of furniture in my bedroom.'

But that didn't stop the Washington DC-based Solmonese from attending the dinner and giving a passionate speech to attendees before introducing his successor, Chad Griffin to the crowd.

March 3, 2012

Chad Griffin had led legal fight against California's Proposition 8

Chad Griffin, credited as the political mastermind behind the federal lawsuit that overturned California's Proposition 8, was named president of the Human Rights Campaign on Friday (2 March).

HRC is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in the US  with more than one million members and supporters.

Griffin will assume the high-profile job in June when he succeeds longtime president Joe Solmonese who announced last year that he would be stepping down.

March 3, 2012

Chad Griffin had led legal fight against California's Proposition 8

Chad Griffin, credited as the political mastermind behind the federal lawsuit that overturned California's Proposition 8, was named president of the Human Rights Campaign on Friday (2 March).

HRC is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in the US  with more than one million members and supporters.

Griffin will assume the high-profile job in June when he succeeds longtime president Joe Solmonese who announced last year that he would be stepping down.

January 25, 2012

Presidential candidate gave to Massachusetts Family Institute and Becket Fund

Under increased pressure from his rivals, Mitt Romney on Tuesday (24 January) released some of his tax returns which reveal that the Republican presidential hopeful contributed at least $35,000 in recent years to two anti-gay organizations.

Romney donated $10,000 to the Massachusetts Family Institute in 2006 and $25,000 to the Beckett Fund For Religious Liberty in 2009. The donations were made through the Romney founded and funded Tyler Charitable Foundation, according to a report by CNN.

January 12, 2012

Presidential hopeful supported by anti-gay fundamentalist Kris Kobach

The Human Rights Campaign is slamming Mitt Romney's presidential campaign for touting the endorsement of anti-gay fundamentalist Kris Kobach.

HRC, the largest civil rights organization in the U.S., said in a press release Wednesday (11 January) that in 2004 Kobach claimed HRC and other LGBT equality organizations supported 'homosexual pedophilia.'

In a release, Romney said he was 'so proud to earn Kris's support.' For his part, Kobach said he is 'pleased to stand with this true conservative.'

January 12, 2012

Presidential hopeful supported by anti-gay fundamentalist Kris Kobach

The Human Rights Campaign is slamming Mitt Romney's presidential campaign for touting the endorsement of anti-gay fundamentalist Kris Kobach.

HRC, the largest civil rights organization in the U.S., said in a press release Wednesday (11 January) that in 2004 Kobach claimed HRC and other LGBT equality organizations supported 'homosexual pedophilia.'

In a release, Romney said he was 'so proud to earn Kris's support.' For his part, Kobach said he is 'pleased to stand with this true conservative.'

December 16, 2011

ABC's sitcom Work It  is under fire from LGBT groups who say it makes punchline of transgender workplace challenges 

Work It, ABC's sitcom about two unemployed men who dress as women to get jobs selling pharmaceuticals, is under fire ahead of its Jan. 3 premiere.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center are among the high-profile LGBT groups who take issue with the show's promos and pilot episode.