MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Authorities in Moscow are proposing a bill that will outlaw the “promotion of homosexuality.” The bill would impose a fine for the promotion of gay “propaganda.” The bill follows...

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – Dutch members of Parliament have voted to stop civil servants from refusing to carry out gay weddings. Under current legislation, registrars can refuse to carry out a gay wedding...

SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican whose decision in 2007 to drop his opposition to same-sex marriage, put him at odds with the GOP, has joined California Governor Jerry Brown...

MORRISTOWN, TN – A transgender woman was arrested for indecent exposure in the Morristown, Tennessee driver’s license office parking lot after she took her shirt off to fight for equal rights. According...

PALM SPRINGS, CA – California hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation bucked a national trend and rose by 25% with the most dramatic shifts taking place in Palm Springs and San Francisco, both...

SAN DIEGO, CA – Doug Manchester, a real estate developer has agreed to purchase the area’s dominate newspaper, The San Diego Union-Tribune. In 2008, Manchester donated $125,000 to the successful...

PITTSBURGH, PA – A total of seven guards at Pittsburgh’s state prison surrendered last week on charges that they conspired in a wide range of prisoner abuse, including scenarios in which one would...

OMAHA, NE – According to OutSports, two openly gay swimmers have become two of the three oldest swimmers to ever qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. Two 37-year-olds, Brian Jacobsen from Minnesota...

WASHINGTON, DC – Two US senators have introduced a bill which, if approved, would permit same-sex partners of Federal employees to be eligible for health benefits and long-term care. The Domestic Partnership...

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Last weekend, organizers announced that the 33-year-old Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be renamed dropping the “Gay and Lesbian” part. According to the Sydney Morning...