Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has earned a special honor from the New York-based Elton John AIDS Foundation, in honor of her work to support gay rights.
President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said this week that she wants to improve the quality of the free condoms that are given out to New Yorkers, according to published reports.
Protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate Saturday to demonstrate against the policies of that country’s government, on the one-year anniversary of the sentencing of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot.
Some bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday, in an ongoing protest against Russia’s crackdown on the gay community.
A New York group has launched a boycott of the upcoming science fiction move “Ender’s Game,” over the author who wrote the novel on which it is based and his opposition to gay rights.
The openly lesbian daughter of New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie Monday for his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Now that NBA player Jason Collins has come out as gay, activists say the next step is not just about which player will come out next, but also about which players stand up and support those who are gay.
“My whole thing in this is just to help anybody who is struggling with coming out,” Gendreau told the New York Times. “I want people to know that I didn’t have a problem with it, and they shouldn’t either.”
A plaque will mounted later this year to mark the historic Church of the Village as the site of the first meeting of the group PFLAG – in honor of the group’s late founder.
The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.
Late Mayor Ed Koch was a strong supporter and champion of gay rights, but when it came to the issue of his own sexual orientation, he steadfastly maintained a commitment to privacy.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, an outspoken advocate for gay rights, penned a column in college about overcoming the “disgust and latent hostility” he once felt toward gay people.
Gay rights activist Steven Goldstein is leaving his post at the helm of Garden State Equality, which he founded more than eight years ago.
The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts’ exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company’s nondiscrimination policy.