Tag Archives: Russia

Democratic convention: ‘A home for ourselves’

The Democratic National Convention had its controversies this week, including a few boos for Barney Frank, but LGBT delegates and audiences saw a much friendlier atmosphere for their issues and concerns than at the Republican National Convention.

Ten stories that left a mark on 2014

2014 played second-fiddle to 2013's blockbuster year in LGBT news, but there were still some tremendous gains and losses worthy of a second look.

Speed Read: Bishop Robinson divorcing

The first openly gay Episcopal Bishop announced yesterday that he and his partner of 25 years are divorcing. Japan's First Lady participated in Tokyo's Pride parade. A lesbian has been named to Washington State's Supreme Court.

Speed Read: ‘We will kick them out’

An Arkansas judge said he would rule by May 1 on whether that state's ban on same-sex couples marrying is unconstitutional. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe warned last week that he'd "kick out" any foreign diplomat who tried to support equal

Speed Read: ‘Revenge for my views’

President Obama’s second executive order calling for sanctions against the Russian government over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula identifies Yelena Mizulina, author of the anti-gay laws, as one of seven individual Russian leaders for specific sanctions. New Hampshire is

Olympic moments: Two roads to visibility emerge in Sochi, with different audiences and impact

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have demonstrated that there are at least two distinct ways to promote equal rights for LGBT people – the classic form of direct political protest and the “I’m here, I’m queer, get used to

Speed Read: Idaho up, Kansas down

The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a magistrate judge violated the constitutional rights of a lesbian when the judge dismissed the woman's petition to adopt the children of her female spouse because the couple’s marriage was not recognized

Sochi: Tensions and warnings escalate

The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory Saturday for citizens traveling to Russia for the Winter Olympics next month, including a specific warning that “vague guidance” from Russia about its new laws making “it a crime to promote LGBT

Speed Read: Monday 23 December 2013

State officials in Utah will go before a federal judge this morning to ask that he place a stay on an order he issued Friday, enjoining the state from enforcing its ban on same-sex couples marrying. More than 100 couples

Speed Read: Friday 20 December 2013

New Mexico becomes the 17th marriage equality state. Figure skater Brian Boitano becomes the third openly gay person in the U.S. official delegation to the Olympic games in Russia. A judge in Houston blocks lesbian Mayor Annise Parker's plan to