gay rights

Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Russian Law Would Pretend Gay People Don’t Exist

According to a Russian bill that passed by a unanimous vote, it would be illegal to tell children that gay people exist or that homosexuality is socially equal to heterosexuality.

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Michelle Obama Speech Interrupted By Gay Rights Heckler

Last night, at a private Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington, a protester started heckling First Lady Michelle Obama — which lead to the First Lady  threatening to leave the…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 2:30 pm

This Doctor’s Bathroom Sign Welcomes Everyone

Last week, we uttered a collective, “UGH, ARIZONA!” over the news that the Arizona House of Representatives advanced a bill allowing businesses to ban transgender folks from using the restroom of their identified…

Sarah Gray | April 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Former Republican Senator Says Male Legislators “Shouldn’t Even Vote” On Abortion

Former three-term Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming is an equal opportunity critic, throwing judgement at both President Obama and his own Republican party.  He’s known to be blunt with his opinions…

Sarah Gray | March 29, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Gay Marriage Supporters Wait Out The DOMA & Prop 8 Decisions On The Supreme Court Steps

The Supreme Court will hear two landmark gay rights cases today: they’re hearing arguments on Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Court critics say the cases…

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 11:20 am

Republican Senator Reverses Stance On Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out

“Two years ago, my son Will, then a college freshman, told my wife, Jane, and me that he is gay. He said he’d known for some time, and that his…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 16, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Gay Couple’s Pink Poodle Prompts Alleged Hate Crime

David Beltier and his boyfriend Jeremy have three poodles, Muffin, Beauty, and Princess, each with brightly colored fur dyed with Kool-Aid. Last week David and Jeremy were walking their pink…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 6, 2013 - 2:40 pm

A Terrifying Glimpse Into A World Where Gay Marriage Is Legal

It’s coming, probably sooner than you think … the day your husband will come home from work to bring you the chilling news: gay marriage has been legalized. How will…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 6, 2013 - 9:20 am

Marine Corps Requires Military Spouse Clubs To Include Same-Sex Partners

When Ashley Broadway, a military wife of 15 years, wanted to make new friends and connect with other military spouses, she applied for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 10, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Do You Live In One Of The Gayest Cities In America?

The Advocate just released its annual list of the “Gayest Cities in America,” and if you’re thinking, “Duh, New York, San Francisco, and LA,” here’s a bombshell for you: those…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 10, 2013 - 8:30 am

Renounce Your Homosexuality For A Free Chicken Sandwich!

As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A’s secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 8, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with “holy sperm” last Sunday in Paris.

Go ahead. Read that sentence again.

Of course, these weren’t…

Daley Quinn | November 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Children Of Lesbian Mothers Have Higher Grades And Happier Lives

Bad news for those who believe homosexual parents can negatively affect their children: a study of 17-year-olds who were raised by lesbian mothers found that they did well in school,…

Daley Quinn | November 7, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Straight Guy Lives Life As A Gay Man For A Year

Timothy Kurek grew up in a religiously conservative family, and was told that homosexuality was an abominable sin. He regularly counseled friends and families on how to approach homosexuality. “The…

Julie Gerstein | October 15, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Watch This: Maine Firefighters Stand Up For Marriage Equality

On November 6th, the citizens of Maine will vote on a ballot measure that aims to legalize gay marriage. Polls are hinting that it’s going to be a close contest,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 25, 2012 - 4:00 pm

“Modern Family” Star Launches Bow Tie Campaign For Marriage Equality

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who stars as the lovable, tightly wound Mitchell in “Modern Family,” has a lot of big news to share. Not only is he newly engaged to his…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Speaks Out On Gay Marriage, Is My New Crush

I hate football, mostly because I don’t understand it, and I think it’s at once smarter and dumber than me. But all that’s about to change, because the new love…

Julie Gerstein | September 8, 2012 - 9:00 am

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2012 - 3:40 pm