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Activists Want Gay Rights on Africa Summit Agenda

By David Crary | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

Colorado’s Gay Marriage Fight Echoes Drama in 1975

By Colleen Slevin | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.

Berlusconi Does a 180, Announces Support for Gay Rights

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian PM best known for his conviction for having sex with an underage prostitute and notorious "bunga bunga" parties that featured showgirls performing striptease acts as nuns, has gotten less judgmental about gay people.

Star Trek Star, US Ambassador Tout Gay Rights

By Rachelle Blindner | Friday Jun 27, 2014
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and "Star Trek" star Zachary Quinto joined forces Thursday to promote gay rights while commemorating the 45th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots.

Biden: Gay Rights Take Precedence Over Culture

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.

Wyoming Town Adds Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Protection

Saturday May 31, 2014
The Jackson Town Council has formally added protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people to its hiring policies.

Obama Admin Issues Proclamation for Pride Month: Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA

By EDGE | Saturday May 31, 2014
In the proclamation, President Obama lauded his strides made by the LGBT community under his administration, and called for more action including the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Senate Candidate in Ga. Blasted for Revenue Remark

Thursday May 15, 2014
Georgia’s GOP Senate scramble erupted Wednesday into an intense round of attacks over taxes, gay rights and who’s a real Republican, all in the shadow of a key vote that could help determine congressional control.

Milestones in the Drive to Legalize Gay Marriage

Thursday May 15, 2014
A timeline of events in the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States.

Russia Approves Official Gay Rights Protest

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 9, 2014
For the first time since enacting their federal anti-gay laws last summer, officials in Russia have agreed to allow gay rights activists to hold a protest.