Eagle Scout and outspoken equality advocate Zach Wahls today delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America calling on the group to end its long history of anti-gay discrimination and reinstate Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who in April was forcibly removed as den leader of her son's Boy Scouts troop because she's gay.
The “No Wedge 2012: A Memo to Black America” campaign brings together civil rights, LGBT and faith leaders to address the “wedge” tactics that have been used by conservative, anti-gay groups to “divide” the black vote on the single issue of marriage equality.
Just as debate over the Obama administration's support of marriage equality heats up nationwide, the Target Corporation has followed suit by launching a charitable T-shirt line in support of gay pride.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio signed an agreed judgment order this week in favor of Maverick Couch, affirming the high school junior's First Amendment right to wear a T-shirt with the slogan "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe" to school on any day he chooses.
Julianne Moore, Fran Drescher, Jane Leeves joined Josh Hutcherson, Benicio del Toro, and stars of Glee and Real Housewives in supporting Jennifer Tyrrell, the lesbian mother who was ousted from the scouts.
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, each year between 500,000 and 1.6 million youth in the U.S. are homeless or runaways. LGBT youth make up an estimated 3% to 5% of the general U.S. population, yet they account for 20% to 40% of the homeless youth population.