Clinton said that Collins’ announcement on Monday is an “important moment” for professional sports and the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
“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.”
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.
“We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it,” the Ravens’ linebacker said. “There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together.”
Stephan Hengst of BigGayHudsonValley.com said the aim of the conference is to work with vendors looking to attract gays and lesbians to do business across the state.
As the fight over immigration reform pushes ahead, one issue that the president and Congress don’t agree on yet is whether someone should be able to sponsor a visa for a same-sex partner.
With the news earlier this week that the Boy Scouts of America are considering lifting the ban on gay scouts, leaders and volunteers, many are speaking out on the controversial policy. Celebrities included.
“Out in the Open” is a groundbreaking new documentary featuring some familiar faces. It made a big splash at Sundance, and its directors hope it also resonates with young folks struggling with their sexuality.
The LGBT community in New Jersey is hoping Newark Mayor Cory Booker will make a run for governor.
A fundraiser was held Sunday for a drop-in center in Chelsea for LGBT youth, which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy two weeks ago.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and city council speaker Christine Quinn were among the politicians who met with community leaders at Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters Sunday afternoon to talk about an LGBT equality measure.
Friday is Spirit Day, in which participants around the country wear purple to take a stand against bullying. CBS 2’s John Elliott and TV 10-55’s Carolina Bermudez were among the folks taking part in the movement.
The practice, which is also known as reparative or conversion therapy, attempts to change, alter or correct a person’s sexual orientation.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
The weather may not have been perfect in New York City last weekend, but it was nothing but rainbows at Lincoln Center as NewFest: the NY LGBT Film Festival kicked off their 24th event on Friday night.