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Guard tells lesbian couple not to hold hands at Gertrude Stein exhibit

A security guard at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco tried to remove a lesbian couple for holding hands at an exhibit for lesbian artist Gertrude Stein on Sunday, according to an eyewitness. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that after the guard told the couple they couldn’t hold hands…

California schools must include LGBT historical figures

LOS ANGELES — The gay, lesbian and transgender community’s contributions to US history will be integrated into future California public school curriculum, in line with a law signed Thursday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. California is the first American state to legislate the issue, after a similar measure was approved…

Bachmann claimed ex-nun, lesbian tried to abduct her over gay rights

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has bragged that she has a “titanium spine,” but an examination of police reports found that the Minnesota congresswoman has been quick to call law enforcement. Bachmann’s complaints have included people egging her house, activists throwing glitter on her and even a claim of false…

Massachusetts city to provide extra stipends to married gay employees

The city of Cambridge, Mass. will this month begin to add an additional stipend onto the paychecks of its gay and lesbian employees who are married to their spouses and chose to include them on their health insurance, the Associated Press reported. The federal government taxes health insurance for married…

Pentagon suspends ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

The Pentagon said Friday that it would abide by a federal appeals court ruling and halt the separations of all troops under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy, according to Army Times. The department also said it would immediately begin accepting applications from gay and lesbian recruits. A federal…

Log Cabin Republicans: Our mission is to oust Obama

America’s largest gay and lesbian Republican organization, the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), said stopping President Barack Obama from being reelected in 2012 was one of their top priorities. Despite the fact that Obama pushed for a repeal of the controversial military policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ordered…

Presbyterian Church to ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ratified an amendment to the church’s constitution Tuesday that removes a provision flatly prohibiting the ordination of openly gay men and women in same sex relationships. “Clearly what has changed is that persons in a same-gender relationship can be considered for ordination,” General Assembly Stated Clerk…

Are gay men more at risk for cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More gay men reported being cancer survivors than straight men in a new study from California. That suggests they may need targeted interventions to prevent cancer, the researchers said, but more studies are needed to answer lingering questions. For example, are gay men more likely…

Netherlands marks a decade of gay marriage

AMSTERDAM (AFP) – The Netherlands celebrated the 10th anniversary of the world’s first legally binding gay marriage with another set of nuptials Friday, mixing the formal with the casual. “I declare you, in my position as mayor of Amsterdam, joined by the rights of marriage,” Eberhart van der Laan told…

Illinois sheriff under fire for ‘little fag Jew boy’ comment

An Illinois gay and lesbian advocacy group called for the resignation of Schuyler County Sheriff Don Scheiferdecker Saturday after he jokingly commented on the picture of a co-worker on Facebook, calling him a “little fag Jew boy.” The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reported that the sheriff was new to Facebook and did…

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