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Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) — The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays from joining or being leaders – a decision that’s disappointing gay rights groups. A special committee o…

Same-Sex Families at Risk with Patchwork of State Parenting Laws

Same-Sex Families at Risk with Patchwork of State Parenting Laws

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Current state laws put many children living in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families at risk and undermine family stability, according to a new report out Tuesday.In more than 30 states, children in …

R&B Singer Frank Ocean Reveals First Love was a Man

R&B Singer Frank Ocean Reveals First Love was a Man

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Frank Ocean, the R&B singer and member of controversial hip-hop collective Odd Future, took to his blog to openly discuss his sexuality, telling readers that his first love was a man.According to the critically a…

Anderson Cooper Reveals He’s Gay

Anderson Cooper Reveals He’s Gay

Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup(NEW YORK) — After years of declining to discuss his sexuality, CNN’s Anderson Cooper has revealed that he’s gay.The 45-year-old CNN anchor came out in an email to the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan that was …

Gay Military Members Honored in First-Ever Pentagon Ceremony

Gay Military Members Honored in First-Ever Pentagon Ceremony

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the first time ever, the Defense Department held a ceremony honoring homosexual and transgender service members in honor of Gay Pride Month at the Pentagon.President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panet…

New in Apple’s iOS 6: Gay and Lesbian Emoticons

New in Apple’s iOS 6: Gay and Lesbian Emoticons

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The next version of software for the iPhone and iPad will include gay and lesbian emojis for the first time. Emojis are the small emoticon-like icons or pictures included in some phone operating systems. They c…

Study: Kids of Parents in Same-Sex Relationships Fare Worse as Adults

Study: Kids of Parents in Same-Sex Relationships Fare Worse as Adults

BananaStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — A new study finds that adult children of parents in same-sex relationships fare worse socially, psychologically and physically than people raised in other family arrangements.Critics call the study deeply flawed…

Report: Former John Travolta Employee Drops Gay Bombshell

Report: Former John Travolta Employee Drops Gay Bombshell

Ryan Pierse/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Already weathering accusations from former masseurs who claimed he made sexual advances towards them, John Travolta’s former secretary has told the National Enquirer the star is gay.
“I did everything for him, i…

Prop 8 Headed to the Supreme Court

Prop 8 Headed to the Supreme Court

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A federal appeals court in California has denied a petition to have Prop 8—the 2008 California ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman—further reviewed by a larger pan…

JCPenney Raises Ire With Another Gay-Friendly Ad

JCPenney Raises Ire With Another Gay-Friendly Ad

JCPenney Catalog(NEW YORK) — JCPenney last year announced that Ellen DeGeneres, who is openly gay, would be its latest spokesperson. On Mother’s Day, it featured a lesbian couple in one of its ads. And now, just in time for Father’s Day, t…

Eagle Scout Challenges Boy Scouts’ Anti-Gay Policy With Petition

Eagle Scout Challenges Boy Scouts’ Anti-Gay Policy With Petition

Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout from Iowa. (Change.org)(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Eagle Scout Zach Wahls challenged the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy Wednesday when he delivered three boxes of petitions demanding change, signed by more than 275,000 people…

"The Big Bang Theory’s" Jim Parsons Confirms He’s Gay

"The Big Bang Theory’s" Jim Parsons Confirms He’s Gay

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jim Parsons has officially come out of the closet in a New York Times profile of The Big Bang Theory star.The Emmy-winning actor, who plays Sheldon on the CBS comedy, isn’t actually quoted discussing his sexual …

Air Force Academy Graduates First Openly Gay Cadets

Air Force Academy Graduates First Openly Gay Cadets

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Eight months after a repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the U.S. Air Force Academy Wednesday graduated its first group of openly gay cadets.As P…

Gay Marvel Superhero Plans to Tie the Knot

Gay Marvel Superhero Plans to Tie the Knot

Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg News(NEW YORK) — Marvel Comics made a splash in 1992 when one of its beloved charters declared “I am gay.”Twenty years later — in Astonishing X-Men, issue 50 set to hit stores on Wednesday — Northstar will propo…

Comics Cliffhanger as Unnamed DC Superhero to Come Out of Closet

Comics Cliffhanger as Unnamed DC Superhero to Come Out of Closet

PRNewsFoto/DC Entertainment(NEW YORK) — For the first time, a major comic book character won’t be ambiguously gay anymore.DC Comics, whose portfolio includes such iconic characters as Batman and Robin, Superman and Wonder Woman, plans next month…

Colorado Lesbian Wendy Alfredsen Mom Granted Paternity in Custody Battle

Colorado Lesbian Wendy Alfredsen Mom Granted Paternity in Custody Battle

ABC(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — A lesbian mother who fought for custody of her child by becoming the first woman allowed to file a paternity suit in Colorado has finally been granted access to her daughter.The case was a custody battle ripped from the headli…

NC Pastor Apologizes for Encouraging Violence Toward Gay Children

NC Pastor Apologizes for Encouraging Violence Toward Gay Children

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — A North Carolina pastor who told parents in a Sunday sermon that they should hit their children if they began to act gay has retracted his advice, saying he should have spoken more carefully.Pastor Se…

Richard Grenell, Openly Gay Romney Spokesman, Resigns from Post

Richard Grenell, Openly Gay Romney Spokesman, Resigns from Post

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Richard Grenell, the openly gay foreign policy spokesman for the Romney campaign, resigned from his recently-appointed post on Tuesday, ABC News has confirmed.“We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign fr…

Urban Outifitters Targeted for Suggestive Ad

Urban Outifitters Targeted for Suggestive Ad

Urban Outfitters(NEW YORK) — After unsuccessfully campaigning to get Ellen DeGeneres fired from her gig as a JC Penney spokesperson, the conservative group One Million Moms is now railing against the retail chain Urban Outfitters for its catalog photo…

Madonna May Be Charged Under St. Petersburg Anti-Gay Law

Madonna May Be Charged Under St. Petersburg Anti-Gay Law

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Pop singer Madonna has ignited controversy on both sides of a new anti-gay law in St Petersburg, Russia.The Material Girl said in a Facebook posting this week that she plans to speak out against the law during …

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