Some Gay-Rights Activists Regret Focus on Marriage
by David Crary
Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Even as it celebrates victories in the push for same-sex marriage, America’s gay-rights movement is experiencing self-criticism and internal divisions over its approach to other thorny issues.
Some activists say the nationwide marriage campaign, while worthwhile, has diverted energy and resources from causes that may be harder to market - such as rights for transgender people and advocacy to combat HIV and AIDS.
Zimmerman Verdict Sparks LGBT Groups’ Calls for Justice
by Justin Snow
Friday Jul 19, 2013
"Every person, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, must be able to walk the streets without fear for their safety," 35 LGBT-rights groups, including the National Black Justice Coalition, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Human Rights Campaign, wrote in the open letter released yesterday.
Pew Republishes Sobering Statistic As Christie Signs Gay Conversion Ban
by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Thursday Aug 22, 2013
In spite of the numerous advances made by the LGBT rights movement over the past decade, and the widely held impression that American public’s attitudes towards LGBT citizens have greatly shifted for the better, a new poll finds that still more than 30 percent of people believe gay men and women can change their sexual orientation.
Israel to honour gay Holocaust victims with first monument
Israel has announced that it is to erect a monument in the honour of gay victims of the Holocaust, the first of its kind in the country.
Evangelicals Becoming More Accepting of LGBTs, Study Finds
by Megan Barnes
Monday Aug 26, 2013
Evangelical Christians are becoming more tolerant of gays and lesbians and supportive of civil unions, according to a new study by Baylor University.
The study, conducted by researchers at the Christian college in Waco, Texas, surveyed more than 1,700 respondents across the country and found that almost a fourth of evangelicals surveyed were not opposed to civil unions, even though they morally opposed homosexuality.
Macmillan Dictionary revises definition of ‘marriage’ to include same-sex couples
Macmillan Dictionary has become the first dictionary in Britain to revise the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.
Israel to Build Monument to Gay Nazi Victims
by Sergio N. Candido
Monday Aug 26, 2013
The city of Tel Aviv, in Israel, will build the country’s first monument dedicated to the homosexual victims of the German Nazi regime.