WASHINGTON — Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking gay pride month…

In response to President Barack Obama‘s announcement that he supports marriage equality for the LGBT community, Mississippi state Rep. Andy Gipson (R) said that the…

Audience members booed  an openly gay soldier when a question he asked was posed to former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum through a video stream during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. Stephen Hill, a soldier serving in Iraq, spoke on having to lie about who he was in order to serve in the army. Santorum approached the controversial topic, […]

A Washington D.C. pastor believes the gay rights movement is a battle the Black community should be fighting. According to Reverend Dennis W. Wiley, gay rights are inextricably linked to Black America’s struggle for civil rights. He added that if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  was alive he would be one of the LGBT movement’s […]

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating Michael Walter Fitzgerald to serve as a judge on the federal court for the Central District of California. Fitzgerald is the fourth openly gay person to be nominated as a judicial candidate. Huffington Post: “I am honored to nominate Michael Walter Fitzgerald to the United States […]

Sport is the American religion — with many rituals and different temples of worship. The gods, heroes and giants wear varying colors and play on opposing teams. Everyone has a preference, and we often choose the sports we love at an early age. The culture surrounding professional athletics in America and abroad has traditionally been […]

Less than a week after New York state legalized same-sex marriage, Rhode Island voted in favor of a bill to permit civil unions between gay and lesbian couples. If signed, the state will become the fifth state in the country to permit civil unions. The measure, which was voted in the senate 21-16, is said […]

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will now ordain non-celibate gays and lesbians following ratification of a constitutional amendment late Tuesday night. The denomination needed 87 votes in order to ratify the constitutional amendment. The 87th vote came from a Minnesota presbytery that voted 205-56. This is a result of the fourth attempt since the late 1990’s to […]

LOS ANGELES – Gay rights group Human Rights Campaign blasted Lakers star Kobe Bryant after he was seen on camera mouthing “f***in f***ot” at NBA referee Bennie Adams after a call he disagreed with. RELATED: NBA fines Kobe $100k for calling referee derogatory homophobic slur Human Rights Campaign told TMZ: “Hopefully Mr. Bryant will recognize […]

WASHINGTON– Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the country is evolving on the issue of gay marriage and he thinks it’s inevitable there will be national consensus. He said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” the same thing is happening with the issue of marriage that happened with gays’ service in the military. Changes in […]

James Meeks is chair of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, and chair of the Illinois Senate’s education committee. With the decision by Mayor Richard M. Daley not to seek reelection in Chicago next year, the potential field of candidates who hope to replace him could make for an interesting campaign. Congressmen Danny Davis and Luis […]

The Root is reporting that the NAACP and its President, Ben Jealous are reaching out to Gay Rights groups. On Sept. 22, Benjamin T. Jealous, the charismatic head of the NAACP, made history. On that Wednesday, Jealous spoke at Manhattan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in Greenwich Village to promote the upcoming One […]