Tag: Gay

Judge Discriminating Against Lesbian Parents Recuses Himself

A judge who called for the removal of a foster child from her lesbian foster parents has officially removed himself from the case following growing criticism and calls for an investigation of the judge’s practices as well as his impeachment. Last Tuesday, Judge Scott Johansen ordered a 9-month-old baby girl…

Closeted Gay Man To Come Out To His Boss

Coming out of the closet is a difficult decision for many gay people due, in large part, to the possible ramifications from family, friends and co-workers. Yet while many gay individuals agonize over when and how to come out, one gay man has a team to make the decision for…

Mormons Consider Ending Relationship With Boy Scouts

Following an executive committee meeting proposing to end a ban on gay troop leaders, the Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board voted on Monday in favor of officially lifting the ban “effective immediately,” according to the BSA’s website. The proposed new policy received criticism prior to the national executive…

Boy Scouts Vote To End Ban On Gay Troop Leaders

In a meeting this past Friday, the Boy Scouts of America’s executive committee voted unanimously to lift the ban that has prevented gay and bisexual adults from being troop leaders. The vote will face the national executive board on July 27th and will be made part of the Scout’s national…

Support Increases for LGBT Rights, Including Those Religiously Affiliated

According to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute,religiously affiliated people strongly support same-sex marriage differs greatly from public perception. While those who classify themselves as religiously unaffiliated have the highest number of supporters (79 percent), white mainline Protestants are not far behind: 60 percent said they support…

Yet Another Public Anti-LGBT Figure Caught on Grindr

Just several weeks ago, anti-LGBT Republican Randy Boehning found himself outed as a frequent Grindr user. Now, Reverend Matthew Makela has resigned from his position after being caught in the same scandal. Makela, a married father of five, served as a pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School for…

Giorgio Armani: Don't Dress Gay

Over the past several months, the media has been ablaze with stories about how the gay community continuously faces discrimination and hate. The scrutiny has come from all directions: corporations, the government and, most recently, fashion icon Giorgio Armani. In an interview with the Sunday Times, the 80-year-old designer expressed…

Growing Religious Majority Supporting Same-Gender Marriage

By Michael Nam Antimarriage-equality conservatives don’t have a monopoly on God, or so the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) would tell everyone. In a recent vote to amend the definition of marriage in its Book of Order, the church changed language to read, “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally…

Mormon Church Announces Drastic Shift in LGBT Support

By Sheryl Estrada Elder Dallin H. Oaks speaks at a news conference on Jan. 27, 2014. New laws protecting the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people now have the support of the Mormon Church, with the condition that religious freedom not be compromised. The church, however, still does…