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March 11, 2014

A grateful Reverend Thomas Ogletree called what he did 'an act of pastoral faithfulness and fatherly love'

A retired United Methodist Church minister in New York will not be prosecuted for officiating the wedding of his gay son, the church announced Monday (10 March)

Thomas Ogletree, 80, calls presiding over the wedding of his son in October 2012 'an act of pastoral faithfulness and fatherly love.'

The wedding announcement appeared in The New York Times leading to a complaint being filed against Ogletree who is is a former dean of the Yale Divinity School.

March 6, 2014

The study includes 'gene editing,' a treatment where a gene is focused on and disabled

A study shows gene modification could be useful in HIV treatment.

The research, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, involved the first ever 'gene editing' done in humans.

As reported by the New York Times, 'gene editing' is a procedure that focuses on a gene and disarms it.

March 6, 2014

The study includes 'gene editing,' a treatment where a gene is focused on and disabled

A study shows gene modification could be useful in HIV treatment.

The research, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, involved the first ever 'gene editing' done in humans.

As reported by the New York Times, 'gene editing' is a procedure that focuses on a gene and disarms it.

March 1, 2014

A poll released on Friday found a record majority of US citizens believe gay marriage should be legal, although 64% think each state should be able to decide for itself
 

A new poll published yesterday (28 February) has found strong support for gay marriage in America, with 56% of respondents believing it should be legalized.

A telephone poll of 1,644 US adults was commissioned by The New York Times and CBS News, to compile data on citizens’ beliefs on a wide range of political and economical issues including marriage equality, gun crime and immigration.

March 1, 2014

A poll released on Friday found a record majority of US citizens believe gay marriage should be legal, although 64% think each state should be able to decide for itself
 

A new poll published yesterday (28 February) has found strong support for gay marriage in America, with 56% of respondents believing it should be legalized.

A telephone poll of 1,644 US adults was commissioned by The New York Times and CBS News, to compile data on citizens’ beliefs on a wide range of political and economical issues including marriage equality, gun crime and immigration.

February 15, 2014

'I did not say anything about my grandkids'

Michael Sam Sr., the father of the gay University of Missouri defensive lineman who came out last week, is pushing back against the New York Times.

Sam Sr. told the newspaper his birthday party was ruined when Sam Jr. texted him that he's gay.

February 15, 2014

'I did not say anything about my grandkids'

Michael Sam Sr., the father of the gay University of Missouri defensive lineman who came out last week, is pushing back against the New York Times.

Sam Sr. told the newspaper his birthday party was ruined when Sam Jr. texted him that he's gay.

February 12, 2014

'I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment. I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.”

The world found out on Sunday that NFL prospect Michael Sam is gay - his dad found out just last week.

Michael Sam Sr. tells The New York Times that he was out celebrating his birthday at a Denny's restaurant outside of Dallas, Texas,  when he received a text from his son containing three words: 'Dad I'm gay.'

The birthday dinner was apparently ruined.

February 12, 2014

'I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment. I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.”

The world found out on Sunday that NFL prospect Michael Sam is gay - his dad found out just last week.

Michael Sam Sr. tells The New York Times that he was out celebrating his birthday at a Denny's restaurant outside of Dallas, Texas,  when he received a text from his son containing three words: 'Dad I'm gay.'

The birthday dinner was apparently ruined.

February 10, 2014

'I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it. I just want to own my truth.'

Michael Sam, a University of Missouri American football defensive lineman, announced he's gay.

The first team All-American, and probable high pick in the National Football League draft, told ESPN he came out to his teammates this past August.

'I am an openly, proud gay man,' Sam said.

February 10, 2014

'I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it. I just want to own my truth.'

Michael Sam, a University of Missouri American football defensive lineman, announced he's gay.

The first team All-American, and probable high pick in the National Football League draft, told ESPN he came out to his teammates this past August.

'I am an openly, proud gay man,' Sam said.

February 10, 2014

Gay athletes and straight allies such as Jason Collins, Chris Kluwe, and Dave Kopay met with University of Missouri star

In just 24 hours, college football star Michael Sam has gone from largely unknown to the number one trending topic on Twitter.

The University of Missouri defensive end, considered a top NFL draft prospect, announced that he was gay in interviews with ESPN and The New York Times on Sunday (9 February).

It turns out his public announcement had been months in the making and he had the support of some of the most experienced people in this area.

February 10, 2014

Gay athletes and straight allies such as Jason Collins, Chris Kluwe, and Dave Kopay met with University of Missouri star

In just 24 hours, college football star Michael Sam has gone from largely unknown to the number one trending topic on Twitter.

The University of Missouri defensive end, considered a top NFL draft prospect, announced that he was gay in interviews with ESPN and The New York Times on Sunday (9 February).

It turns out his public announcement had been months in the making and he had the support of some of the most experienced people in this area.

February 8, 2014

Since the Winter Olympics began, Russian police have arrested 61 people for speaking out against the Olympics

61 people have been arrested by the Russian police for speaking out against the Olympics so far.

The New York Times reports that of the 61 arrests, 23 of them were gay rights protestors.

The first of these arrests came yesterday (7 February) when four protesters, one of whom was a pregnant woman, gathered in St. Petersburg to protest the anti-gay laws currently in place in Russia.

They held a flag quoting Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, which says any form of discrimination is contrary to the ideals of the Olympics.

February 8, 2014

Since the Winter Olympics began, Russian police have arrested 61 people for speaking out against the Olympics

61 people have been arrested by the Russian police for speaking out against the Olympics so far.

The New York Times reports that of the 61 arrests, 23 of them were gay rights protestors.

The first of these arrests came yesterday (7 February) when four protesters, one of whom was a pregnant woman, gathered in St. Petersburg to protest the anti-gay laws currently in place in Russia.

They held a flag quoting Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, which says any form of discrimination is contrary to the ideals of the Olympics.

February 2, 2014

'This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers'

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Oscar for his performance in Capote, is dead.

According to the New York Times obituary, the 46-year-old was discovered  in his New York City apartment, on the morning of 2 February, by a friend who was  worried about not being able to contact Hoffman.

February 2, 2014

'This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers'

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Oscar for his performance in Capote, is dead.

According to the New York Times obituary, the 46-year-old was discovered  in his New York City apartment, on the morning of 2 February, by a friend who was  worried about not being able to contact Hoffman.

December 2, 2013

Prisoners and Coyote Ugly actress Maria Bello has written about falling in love with her best friend and how she broke the news she is in a same-sex relationship to her 12-year-old son in a column for the New York Times

Maria Bello has gone public about her romantic relationship with her best friend in a column for the New York Times, revealing how she broke the news to her 12-year-old son Jackson.

December 2, 2013

Prisoners and Coyote Ugly actress Maria Bello has written about falling in love with her best friend and how she broke the news she is in a same-sex relationship to her 12-year-old son in a column for the New York Times

Maria Bello has gone public about her romantic relationship with her best friend in a column for the New York Times, revealing how she broke the news to her 12-year-old son Jackson.

November 17, 2013

Heather Poe, Mary Cheney's wife, wonders how her sister-in-law can offer congratulations on her marriage but still be against it

Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, are offering harsh words for US Senate candidate Liz Cheney's opposition to marriage equality.

'Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history,' Mary Cheney wrote to her sister on her Facebook page, according to the New York Times.

November 17, 2013

Heather Poe, Mary Cheney's wife, wonders how her sister-in-law can offer congratulations on her marriage but still be against it

Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, are offering harsh words for US Senate candidate Liz Cheney's opposition to marriage equality.

'Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history,' Mary Cheney wrote to her sister on her Facebook page, according to the New York Times.

November 8, 2013

Jennifer Boylan to share duties at LGBTI media advocacy organization with Steve Warren

GLAAD, a group that didn't include transgender people in its original acronym, today appointed a transgender woman as co-chair of its board of directors.

The media advocacy organization no longer uses the original name of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and instead is simply known as GLAAD.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender woman, is now co-chair of the national board of directors along with a gay man, Steve Warren.

November 8, 2013

Jennifer Boylan to share duties at LGBTI media advocacy organization with Steve Warren

GLAAD, a group that didn't include transgender people in its original acronym, today appointed a transgender woman as co-chair of its board of directors.

The media advocacy organization no longer uses the original name of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and instead is simply known as GLAAD.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender woman, is now co-chair of the national board of directors along with a gay man, Steve Warren.

October 25, 2013

'You don’t have to agree with the politics, but you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting'

Openly gay Johnny Weir is heading to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi as a commentator for NBC and doesn't plan to ruffle any feathers when it comes to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

The former Olympic skater, who announced his retirement from his sport earlier this week, says he will be focused on skating, not politics.