Homosexual

Pope Francis presides over marriage of 20 couples (Credit: CBS 2)

Catholic Bishops Scrap Welcome To Gays In Sign Of Split

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

10/18/2014

A man with a rainbow flag (file / credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

N.J. Assembly Panel Passes Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

An Assembly panel has approved a measure that would ban licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.

06/13/2013

(file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

New Jersey Senate Postpones Vote On Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

The New Jersey Senate has put off a vote on a bill banning licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.

05/30/2013

Boy Scouts (file / credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Of America Votes To Lift Ban On Gay Scouts

The decision on the highly divisive issue came in Thursday evening.

05/23/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

04/29/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Getty Images)

Gay Rights Organization Honors Mayor Bloomberg

In his acceptance speech, Mayor Bloomberg praised the President and Congress for winning the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military.

10/01/2011

Dan Choi (file / credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Dan Choi, Gay Soldier Booted From Army, Celebrates End Of DADT

For Choi, there was a feeling of validation today as the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially became history.

09/20/2011

Joseph and Jim pose for a photo as they wait to be officially married at the City Clerk's Office - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)

Forum To Address Challenges NYC Same-Sex Married Couples Face

Even though New York is one of the few states in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage, St. Sen. Daniel Squadron points out that the federal government still doesn’t.

08/16/2011

Gay Marriage (file / credit: DANIEL KFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Greenburgh Town Hall To Be Open Sunday For Gay Marriage Licenses, Ceremonies

Greenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner says it’s a moment in history.

07/20/2011

Crime Scene Generic

Officials Say Hate Crimes On The Rise In New York City

New York officials say there were 699 hate crimes statewide last year, up 2 percent from a year earlier.

07/14/2011

Jody Mock and Beth Kerrigan get their marriage license from Town Clerk Essie Labrot - West Hartford, CT - Nov 12, 2008 - Photo: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

Same-Sex Marriage Good For CT Wedding Planners

Same sex couples from out of state rarely come to Connecticut just to tie the knot. They tend to celebrate their marriage, hiring even planners to do it up big.

10/11/2010