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Vladimir Putin Signs Anti-Gay Law

Vladimir Putin Signs Anti-Gay Law

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Standing in sharp contrast to the victories achieved by gay rights activists in the United States this past week, on Sunday Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law imposing fines for disseminating “homosexual…

Scalia Discusses Race, Homosexuality, Boredom

Scalia Discusses Race, Homosexuality, Boredom

Paul Morigi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia showed a lighter side while joking with students from the University of California Washington Center.At the event Monday, held to publicize his new book, Reading Law: The Inte…

National Coming Out Day and the Fight for Equal Rights

National Coming Out Day and the Fight for Equal Rights

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Twenty-five years ago on this date, half a million people participated in a historic march on Washington, D.C., for gay rights.Fired up from the march, organizers found a way to keep the march alive. The first Nation…

Student Who Got ‘Gay Cure’ Sues California Over New Law

Student Who Got ‘Gay Cure’ Sues California Over New Law

Comstock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A college student who claims he once had same-sex attractions but became heterosexual after conversion therapy has filed a lawsuit against California, which has enacted a law that bans so-called “gay cures” fo…

Sexual Orientation Revealed in Eye Dilation Study

Sexual Orientation Revealed in Eye Dilation Study

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They say the eyes are a window to the soul, and now scientists say the pupils can also reveal a person’s sexual orientation. For the first time, researchers at Cornell University have used a specialized infrared lens…

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…

Gay Marriage: Colin Powell vs. Obama vs. Romney

Gay Marriage: Colin Powell vs. Obama vs. Romney

ABC/Donna Svennevik(WASHINGTON) — Is gay marriage a federal or states’-rights issue? Barack Obama, Colin Powell and Mitt Romney disagree on the issue.Colin Powell made news Wednesday by publicly backing gay marriage, an ostensible endorsement of…

Romney Offers Apology for High School Pranks

Romney Offers Apology for High School Pranks

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(OMAHA, Neb) — Mitt Romney on Thursday offered an apology after a Washington Post piece alleged pranks the candidate pulled during his years at an all-boys high school in Michigan targeted his gay peers.Romney admitted during a radio…

Russia: ‘Gay Gag Rule’ Now Law in St. Petersburg

Russia: ‘Gay Gag Rule’ Now Law in St. Petersburg

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) — An anti-gay law has gone into effect in St. Petersburg, prompting fresh concern from gay rights advocates that it will be used to promote hate crimes against homosexual and transgender individuals.The n…

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