Boy Scouts' New York Chapter Hires Nation's First Openly Gay Eagle ScoutThe Boy Scouts’ New York chapter has hired the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as an employee, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.
Catholic Bishops Scrap Welcome To Gays In Sign Of SplitCatholic 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.
N.J. Assembly Panel Passes Gay 'Conversion Therapy' BanAn Assembly panel has approved a measure that would ban licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.
New Jersey Senate Postpones Vote On Gay 'Conversion Therapy' BanThe New Jersey Senate has put off a vote on a bill banning licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.
Boy Scouts Of America Votes To Lift Ban On Gay ScoutsThe decision on the highly divisive issue came in Thursday evening.
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."
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.
Dan Choi, Gay Soldier Booted From Army, Celebrates End Of DADTFor Choi, there was a feeling of validation today as the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy officially became history.
Forum To Address Challenges NYC Same-Sex Married Couples FaceEven 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.
Greenburgh Town Hall To Be Open Sunday For Gay Marriage Licenses, CeremoniesGreenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner says it's a moment in history.
Officials Say Hate Crimes On The Rise In New York CityNew York officials say there were 699 hate crimes statewide last year, up 2 percent from a year earlier.
Same-Sex Marriage Good For CT Wedding PlannersSame 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.