Photo by Adam Fondren, Deseret News. Children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints without First Presidency approval, President Dallin H. Oaks announced Thursday morning, April 4.
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, has retired. He'll start working with the Center for American Progress, a progressive research and policy organization, on issues of faith and gay rights. For many years, it didn't occur to Bishop Gene Robinson — the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church — that he might retire before age 72, the mandatory retirement age for Episcopal bishops.
Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. The decision, which was the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, set off jubilation and tearful embraces across the countrythe first same-sex marriages in several states, and resistance — or at least stalling — in others. It came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of the unions.
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Hepburn was sold as the movie's star — she's the dainty, glamorous one with the macho boyfriend James Garner. But it's MacLaine who stands out, as the determined bachelorette forced to face a few things she's been hiding from herself. Buy, rent or watch 'The Children's Hour'.
The " gay bomb " and " halitosis bomb " are formal names for two non-lethal psychochemical weapons that a United States Air Force research laboratory speculated about producing. The theories involve discharging female sex pheromones over enemy forces in order to make them sexually attracted to each other. In the Wright Laboratory in Ohioa predecessor to today's United States Air Force Research Laboratoryproduced a three-page proposal on a variety of possible nonlethal chemical weapons, which was later obtained by the Sunshine Project through a Freedom of Information Act request.
A strong global movement has improved respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people around the world. However, at least 68 countries still have national laws criminalizing same-sex relations between consenting adults. This series of maps provides a global overview of those laws.
Homophobic attacks and harassment across sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more visible, indicating that homophobia is reaching dangerous levels, Amnesty International said today as it launched a comprehensive report documenting the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex LGBTI people on the continent. Uganda, Liberia and Nigeria all currently have Bills seeking to increase existing penalties pending before Parliament. The report reviews the current state of legal provisions across the continent and how these laws adversely affect LGBTI Africans.
The coming-out movie, commonly found on the film festival or arthouse circuit rather than at a multiplex, has always been a reliable source of angst. Money makes a big difference. With the corporate clout of 20th Century Fox behind it, Love, Simon is the first gay teen movie from a major studio. Breakthroughs come in different shapes and sizes, though, and it would be unfair to disparage this hugely entertaining picture simply for being big and fluffy and pink.