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President Obama Signs Hate Crimes Legislation

Thirteen years in the making, Matthew Shepherd and James Byrd finally get their due. In a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday...

The National: Arlen Spector Flips on DOMA. David Beckham Flips, Too?

In an editorial in the Huffington Post, ex-Republican Arlen Spector (D-PA) declares the federal Defense of Marriage Act "a relic of a more tradition-bound...

The National: A “Pretty Normal” Homecomming in Virginia

The students of the College of William and Mary in Virginia made a little local history a few days ago when they elected their...

District 202 Names New Executive Director

Curt Prins, formerly the Board Chair of Minneapolis' LGBTQ youth organization District 202 has been named its new Executive Director. The organization closed its...

Hate crimes bill passes Senate, waits for Obama’s signature

After a decade of efforts, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 68 to 29 on Thursday....

Project 515’s Smidzik to resign

Laura Smidzik, executive director of Project 515, an organization whose mission is to ensure that same sex couples and their families have equal rights...

The National: The Feds Attack Housing Discrimination

It looks like a victory from the Obama administration - the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is issuing guidelines in an attempt...

Bachmann to raise funds for anti-gay public school ministry

On Nov. 12, Rep. Michele Bachmann will be the headliner at a fundraiser for You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, an anti-gay ministry...

The National: Advocate Gives Homophobic Senator Tom Coburn a Column

From the man who thinks the "gay agenda" is the biggest threat to "our liberty," comes an editorial in the Advocate. Senator Tom...

The National: Tulsa Man Beaten, Stabbed, Slashed for Being Gay

A Tulsa, Oaklahoma man was violently assaulted by a gang of three who chased after him in a muscle car, and shouted homophobic slurs...