activism

  • Gay History 101: November 4, 2015

  • Gay Kiss Steals Show At Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

    (CNN) -- It was only fleeting and came amid a Scottish extravaganza of pop performances, dancing teacakes and a giant replica sea monster, but there was no mistaking its message.

  • Gay Man Not Found In Contempt For Refusing Jury Duty

    Jacksonville – A gay Jacksonville man is released from jury duty after he refused to serve because he didn’t feel comfortable in the Duval County courthouse.

  • Gay Rights Activists Gather Again at Idaho Capitol

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 200 gay rights demonstrators descended on the Idaho Capitol, with placard-holding, flag-bearing activists filling multiple rotunda floors as they sought again to convince Republican lawmakers to hold a hearing on a bill to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

  • Gay Rights Activists March in New Delhi Parade

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality.

  • Gay Rights Activists Sentenced After Idaho Arrests

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly two dozen gay-rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse were sentenced in front of an emotional and packed courtroom in Boise's 4th District Court.

  • Gay Rights Groups Target World Cup For Spotlight

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gay rights activists in Brazil are using the spotlight of the World Cup to draw attention to the harsh penalties gay people face in many of the countries represented at soccer's premier event.

  • Gay-Rights Advocates Planning Rally At Kansas Statehouse

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gay rights supporters are planning a weekend rally at the Kansas Statehouse to protest the end of anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgendered workers in much of state government.

  • Gays March Peacefully In Conservative Montenegro

    PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Protected by hundreds of riot police, about 200 gay activists marched peacefully on Sunday in Montenegro, a staunchly conservative Balkan country seeking EU membership.

  • Group Plans LGBT Campaign In 3 Southern US States

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) _ A U.S. organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

  • How I Became an Activist

    Pittsburgh runs one of the best Pride festivals in the country. But a few weeks ago I got a stunning wake up call about homophobia.  I was verbally assaulted for the first time in my life for being gay.

  • Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

    The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

  • Larry Kramer is Boycotting 'Stonewall' Boycott

    The movement to boycott the upcoming historic pic "Stonewall" received some major backlash from an unlikely source Friday, when ACT UP founder Larry Kramer chimed with this opinion via social media, saying those who say the film is "whitewashed" have no way of proving their claim.

  • Lesbian Lawyer Announces Candidacy for Judge

    Around 50 people attended a “meet the candidate” reception for lesbian lawyer Lea Krauss on July 23 at Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge in Fort Lauderdale. Krauss, the former President of the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network, is campaigning for Circuit Court Judge. The Long Island, New York native, who has called Broward County home for the last 17 years, says becoming a Judge unites her two passions of law and community service.

  • LGBT Group Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act at MLK Memorial in Washington

    The Equality Pledge Network will be gathering at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C tonight at 8:30 p.m. for a vigil, two days before the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

  • LGBT Rights Supporters Begin Campaign Seeking Civil Rights

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The anti-discrimination group Freedom Indiana is launching a campaign pushing for a new law giving equal rights and protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people statewide.

  • LGBT Women Activists Who Break Through Glass Ceilings in South Florida

    In 2015, a United Nations working group, consisting of three delegates, investigated the status of women’s equality in the United States.

  • LGBTs Connect at Netroots Nation

    More than 120 LGBT activists, bloggers, organizations, funders, and journalists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Detroit this past week for a day-long discussion about the future of the LGBT movement and ways to effect progressive social change within it and beyond.

  • National Gay Rights Group Hires Arkansas Director

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock native who has worked for several nonprofits will be the first Arkansas director for the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights group.

  • News Bites for July 29, 2015

    Lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender news bites.