PFLAG Founder Dies

Jeanne Manford, the woman who founded Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) after her gay son was beaten in a gay rights march and the police stood by, has died aged 92. A full obituary will follow, but here is a report

Richard Adams Dies

One of the world’s longest campaigners for same sex marriage has died. Richard Adams married his partner Tony Sullivan in Colorado in 1975. His marriage was legal within the state but when he sought to have his partner – who is Australian – recognised as his spouse a legal battle that has never ended was set-off. The couple were once …

Obama Says Everyone Can Share The American Dream

‘It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. ‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or pool, able, disabled, gay or straight. ‘You can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.’ …

You Can Play Video

The US National Hockey League has launched a new vid to promote LGBT inclusion. Dusting Byfuglien, Tanner Glas and Ryan Kesler are three of the biggest names in the NHL. They join the You Can Play Project in promoting respect for all athletes regardless of sexual orientation. See it here

Thank You

Here is the YouTube video of Barack Obama making history by becoming the first US president ever to endorse same-sex marriage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvgJEYuKPyc

What the Bible Really Says

A new YouTube video deals with the Bible and what it really says about us. Matthew Vines, a fully fledged gay Christian man, speaks on the theological debate regarding the Bible and the role of gay Christians in the church. Delivered at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas on March 8, 2012. To watch it go here. But if the 65 …

Ravi: Crass Yes; Criminal No

Research professor in law Paul Butler (pictured) says Dharun Ravi is a victim of the USA’s rush to find legal solution for every problem that arises. Dharun Ravi is international news since he filmed his Chicago roommate Tyler Clementi having sex with a man and showed it to friends, then tweeted that Clementi was gay. This crass, immature and homophobic …

Desperate Plea: Help Me be with the One I Love

A young gay man has recorded a video on YouTube do explain how the US Government’s Defence of Marriage Act prevents him from seeing his boyfriend across the pond and denies him a visa even in the states that have same sex marriage. In the vid Mike explains his predicament and how heartbroken he is that he may not see his loved …

Veteran gay Campaigner Frank Kameny Dies

Frank Kameny, who was sacked for being openly gay in 1957 and took to the streets from 1965 – four years before the Stonewall Riots and a decade before gay liberation supposedly began, has died aged 86. To read the Equality Forum obituary go here

Tatchell Interviewed on US TV

Peter Tatchell’s hour-long interview with the New York-based TV programme, Gay USA, conducted by Andy Humm and Ann Northrop. Watch here: http://tinyurl.com/3pu45bl Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, writes: Ranging over my 44 years of LGBT and human rights activism, this Gay USA interview includes discussions about my involvement in the gay liberation movement four decades ago, the attempted …