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2014-02-04 12:25:30

Launch of national initiative shows Americans' solidarity for LGBT Russians NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, restaurants, bars, and clubs across the nation will donate $1 of every drink sold from 9 p.m. to midnight as part of a new national initiative called Uprising of Love: Pride House 2014. All proceeds raised during the three-hour timeframe will be donated to the Russia Freedom Fund to...

2013-08-12 15:11:32

Tolerance toward gays and lesbians is growing within the evangelical community — long a stronghold against homosexuality — with many expressing ambivalent views about the issue, according to a Baylor University study. The emerging voice of the so-called "Messy Middle" — evangelicals who oppose homosexuality on moral grounds but support equal rights such as civil unions for gays — has strong implications for the gay marriage debate, say Baylor researchers, who will present their...

2013-05-16 23:23:52

Grahn´s memoir, A Simple Revolution, takes Silver in the category of Gay/Lesbian Non-Fiction. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Internationally acclaimed poet and Sofia University professor, Judy Grahn, has won a silver “IPPY” award on behalf of Independent Publisher, who this year celebrated their 17th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. Grahn´s memoir, A Simple Revolution — The Making of an Activist Poet, was awarded a silver medal in the category of...

2012-12-10 08:27:42

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Apparel, the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, is launching an initiative to support gay marriage in France. At the request of its French employees who have been eagerly following the country's efforts to legalize gay marriage, American Apparel will be giving away 10,000 Legalize Gay shirts in its stores and on the streets of Paris. Despite support from French President Francois Hollande, progress...

2012-11-08 08:28:27

Landslide Victory for GLBT-Friendly Candidates and Initiatives Nationwide, Underscoring the Importance of Equality for Americans LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grindr for Equality created awareness about equality issues nationwide by delivering in-app messages directly to its users in an effort to generate noticeable change during the 2012 elections. In a historic election for equality, Grindr users and voters across the United States made their voices heard by...

2012-03-06 15:23:00

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Oxford University Press: Groundbreaking research from the UK documents an erosion of homophobia in British high schools. Despite media narratives and older research discussing high levels of homophobia within school systems, sociologist Mark McCormack, a qualitative sociologist at Brunel University in England and author of The Declining Significance of Homophobia found that there has been a...

2011-10-11 21:20:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, America lost a legendary civil rights pioneer. The staff and board of directors at the American Foundation for Equal Rights extend heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of LGBT rights pioneer Franklin E. Kameny, who died of natural causes in his home today at the age of 86. His passing comes less than a month before the planned celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kameny's founding of the Mattachine Society of Washington, the...

2011-06-23 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the National Press Club: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Newsmaker: Rea Carey, executive director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force TOPIC: Advancing Equality in Employment and Immigration DATE: Tuesday, June 28 TIME: 10 a.m. ROOM: Lisagor Room Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, will talk about the efforts under way to pass the...

2011-06-23 03:00:00

LONDON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turn your Vacation into a Celebration in Honour of Gay Pride this June and July Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK's leading website for flight price search and comparison, champions Gay Pride by paying tribute to the Top 10 landmark destinations that took a monumental stride for Pride as well as being this summer's holiday hotspots. "It's no coincidence that some of the best Pride celebrations take place in some of the world's most...

2011-04-05 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults who answered a national online survey believe that staff of long-term care facilities would discriminate against an LGBT elder who was open about his or her sexual orientation, and more than half believe that staff or other residents would abuse or neglect an LGBT elder. Released today, the groundbreaking report--LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities:...