Recent Headlines

Number of gay couples who adopt tripled over last decade
latimes.com
October 21, 2011

The number of gays and lesbians adopting children has nearly tripled in the last decade despite discriminatory rules in many states, according to an analysis of recent population trends. It cites an easing of restrictions by some states, including rules that allow adoptions from foster care.

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ETHS Gay-Straight Alliance Searches For Identity
Evanston, IL Patch
October 21, 2011

Students come to ETHS’s Gay-Straight Alliance for a variety of reasons. Some seek a safe space among friendly faces, others a way to pursue LGBTQ activism. But can the student organization be everything to everyone?

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New Jersey teacher in trouble over anti-gay Facebook comments
latimes.com
October 20, 2011

Was a teacher who posted anti-gay comments on her Facebook page being a bully or practicing freedom of speech and religion? Should she be fired, suspended or left alone?

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NC State gay, lesbian student center vandalized
TheSunNews.com
October 20, 2011

Officials at North Carolina State University are investigating vandalism at the school's center for gay and lesbian students. School officials say someone spray-painted threats on the door and glass-encased billboard at the center.

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Gay Service Member to Attend Military Event with Partner
The Advocate
October 20, 2011

A member of the New Hampshire National Guard will be allowed to attend an upcoming Yellow Ribbon event with her same-sex partner, Defense Department officials said Wednesday.

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Keep church and state separate
mndaily.com
October 20, 2011

Recently, Minnesota’s Roman Catholic bishops have been trying to mobilize their congregations to change the state constitution of Minnesota. These bishops are attempting to use the institutional power of the Catholic Church to impose their religious beliefs upon non-Catholics.

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Officials clash over proposed Gay-Straight Alliance club at eastern Pa. school
The Republic
October 20, 2011

BANGOR, Pa. - An eastern Pennsylvania school official is accusing members of the local school board of unfairly targeting students who want to create a Gay Straight Alliance club.

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Mich. LGBT groups launch campaign to amend law
Windy City Times
October 20, 2011

Last week, in honor of National Coming Out Day, LGBT advocacy groups in Michigan launched "Don't Change Yourself. Change the Law," a campaign that will focus on amending the state's nondiscrimination law to include LGBT citizens.

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Gay Rights Advocates Joining NY Conservative Party To Support Grisanti
Lez Get Real
October 20, 2011

The old saying is- if you can’t beat them, join them. Of course, if you want to undermine them, join them too. Hundreds of advocates have registered with the Erie County Conservative party in order to undermine their attempts to punish same-sex marriage supporter Mark Grisanti.

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Carson Gets Da Boot! from DWTS
MSNBC
October 19, 2011

which is really sad, cuz he was really gay...at dancing.

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