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Congratulations to Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/28/14
Last Updated: 10/29/14
On October 28, 2014, actor Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle confirmed through a representative that they are engaged to be married.
Congratulations to Robin Roberts
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/21/14
Last Updated: 10/21/14
Congratulations to "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts, who was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame on October 21, 2014.
Don Bachardy Visits Berlin to Celebrate Isherwood's Berlin Stories
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/17/14
Last Updated: 10/17/14

Artist Don Bachardy visits Berlin in October 2014 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Isherwood's "Goodbye to Berlin."

Congratulations to Tom Ammiano and Carolis Deal
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/25/14
Last Updated: 09/25/14
Congratulations to California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and his long-time partner, Carolis Deal, who were married in San Francisco on September 20, 2014.
Congratulations to Richard Blanco Again
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/22/14
Last Updated: 09/22/14
On September 21, 2014, poet Richard Blanco's video poem, "Until We Could," which was commissioned by Freedom to Marry was released.
Congratulations to Alison Bechdel, Mary Bonauto, and Samuel D. Hunter
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/17/14
Last Updated: 09/19/14
Congratulations to Alison Bechdel, Mary Bonauto, and Samuel D. Hunter on receiving 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships.
Commemorating 9/11/01 Heroes
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/11/14
Last Updated: 09/11/14
On the thirteenth anniversary of the terror attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, the nation pauses to remember those who lost their lives.
Congratulations to Maura Healey and Steve Kerrigan
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/11/14
Last Updated: 09/11/14
Congratulations to Maura Healey and Steve Kerrigan, who won Massachusetts Democratic nominations for Attorney General and Lt. Governor on September 9, 2014.
Congratulations to Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/09/14
Last Updated: 09/09/14
Congratulations to Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka on their wedding in Italy on September 6, 2014.
Congratulations to Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/05/14
Last Updated: 09/05/14
On September 4, 2014, President Obama appointed Google executive Megan Smith Chief Technology Officer of the United States.
Congratulations to Jordan Windle, Again
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/18/14
Last Updated: 08/19/14
Congratulations to Jordan Windle on winning the U.S. men's ten-meter diving championship.
Congratulations to Edward "Chip" Sarafin
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/14/14
Last Updated: 08/14/14
On August 13, 2014, Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin became the first active Division I football player to come out.
Congratulations to Michael Cashman
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/08/14
Last Updated: 08/08/14
Congratulations to Michael Cashman on his elevation to the House of Lords.
Congratulations to Ambassador Daniel Baer and His Husband Brian Walsh
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/04/14
Last Updated: 08/04/14
Congratulations to Ambassador Daniel Baier and Brian Walsh, who wed in Vienna on August 2, 2014.
Congratulations to Matthew Mitcham and Tom Daley
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/02/14
Last Updated: 08/04/14
Congratulations to Matthew Mitcham on ending his gold medal drought at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Congratulations to NLGJA Honorees
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/25/14
Last Updated: 07/25/14
Congratulations to Tracy Baim, Lisa Keen, and Donna Cartwright, who were inducted into the LGBT Journalist Hall of Fame, and the 2014 honorees of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association.
Congratulations to Michael Sam on Receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/17/14
Last Updated: 07/17/14
Congratulations to Michael Sam on receiving the Arthur Ashe Award at the ESPYS on July 16, 2014.
Happy Fourth of July 2014
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/04/14
Last Updated: 07/04/14
As the United States makes progress toward equal rights for all, the celebration of America's Independence Day is all the sweeter in 2014.
President Obama's Remarkable Pride Reception
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/01/14
Last Updated: 07/01/14
The reception hosted by President and First Lady Obama on June 30, 2014 was remarkably personal.
Congratulations to Therese Stewart
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/29/14
Last Updated: 06/30/14
Congratulations to Therese Stewart, who on June 28, 2014 was appointed to California's First Court of Appeal.
On the Anniversaries of Lawrence and Windsor
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/26/14
Last Updated: 06/30/14
The anniversary of crucial Supreme Court rulings is a time to reflect.
Congratulations to Sean Patrick Maloney and Randy Florke
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/23/14
Last Updated: 06/23/14
Congratulations to Sean Patrick Maloney and Randy Florke, who were married on June 21, 2014 in Cold Spring, New York.
Congratulations to Staci Yandle and Darrin Gayles
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/17/14
Last Updated: 06/17/14
On June 17, 2014, Staci Yandle and Darrin Gayles, two openly gay nominees to federal judgeships, were confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Happy Father's Day 2014
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/15/14
Last Updated: 06/15/14
Happy Father's Day 2014!
Congratulations to George Chauncey and Ron Gregg
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/15/14
Last Updated: 06/16/14
Congratulations to prominent gay academics George Chauncey and Ron Gregg, who were married in New Haven on June 12, 2014.
Congratulations to John Barrowman, MBE
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/14/14
Last Updated: 06/15/14
Congratulations to John Barrowman on being awarded an MBE for his contributions to entertainment and charity.
Congratulations to Ambassador Wally Brewster and His Husband Bob Satawake
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/13/14
Last Updated: 06/13/14
Congratulations to U.S. Ambassador Wally Brewster and his husband Bob Satawake, who have issued a pride message to the people of the Dominican Republic.
More Congratulations to Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/13/14
Last Updated: 06/13/14
Congratulations to Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, on leading the Liberal Party to victory in the June 12, 2014 election.
Congratulations to Neil Patrick Harris and Creators of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/09/14
Last Updated: 06/09/14
Among the winners at the Tony Awards of June 8, 2014 were Neil Patrick Harris and the creators of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
Congratulations to Principal Peter Cahall
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/05/14
Last Updated: 06/05/14
Congratulations to Principal Peter Cahall, who came out during his school's Pride Day.
Canadian Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/29/14
Last Updated: 05/29/14
Canadian Olympic luger John Fennell comes out in a Calgary Herald feature story on May 27, 2014.
Happy Memorial Day 2014
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/24/14
Last Updated: 05/25/14
On Memorial Day 2014, we must remember the sacrifices made by those who served in our military, including glbtq servicemembers.
Happy Harvey Milk Day 2014
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/22/14
Last Updated: 05/22/14
Harvey Milk Day 2014 will be celebrated at the White House with a ceremony unveiling the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp.
Celebrating Ten Years of Marriage Equality
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/17/14
Last Updated: 05/17/14
On May 17, 2014, we celebrate ten years of marriage equality in Massachusetts.
Congratulations to Michael Sam!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/11/14
Last Updated: 05/12/14
Congratulations to Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams on May 11, 2014, thus making him likely to become the NFL's first openly gay active player.
Congratulations to Judge Mary Yu
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/02/14
Last Updated: 05/02/14
On May 1, 2014, Washington Governor Inslee appointed Judge Mary Yu to the state's supreme court.
Congratulations to Jason Collins
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/25/14
Last Updated: 04/25/14
Congratulations to Jason Collins on being named to the "TIME 100" and to President Obama's Council on Fitness, Nutrition, and Sports.
Congratulations to Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/23/14
Last Updated: 04/24/14
Congratulations to Matt Bomer and Simon Halls on their 2011 marriage.
Harvey Milk Commemorative Stamp May Now Be Ordered
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/21/14
Last Updated: 05/22/14
The US Postal Service has announced that the Harvey Milk Commemorative stamp may now be pre-ordered.
Happy Easter / Happy Passover 2014
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/18/14
Last Updated: 04/18/14
Happy Easter and Happy Passover 2014 from glbtq.com.
Finnish Postal Service Honors Tom of Finland
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/15/14
Last Updated: 04/15/14
Itella, the Finnish postal service, has announced the issuance of a line of stamps honoring iconic gay artist Tom of Finland.
Congratulations to Derrick Gordon
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/09/14
Last Updated: 04/10/14
Congratulations to University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon on becoming the first Division I NCAA college basketball player to come out while still playing.
Congratulations to Iowa on Five Years of Marriage Equality
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/03/14
Last Updated: 04/04/14
On April 3, 2014, Iowa became the fourth U.S. state to achieve marriage equality.
Congratulations to Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert on Their Wedding
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/01/14
Last Updated: 04/01/14
Congratulations to Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert who wed on March 30, 2014.
Congratulations to the United Kingdom
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/28/14
Last Updated: 03/29/14
Congratulations to the United Kingdom on the arrival of marriage equality in England and Wales.
Congratulations to Melissa Etheridge and the Uprising for Love Coalition
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/25/14
Last Updated: 03/25/14
On March 25, 2014, Melissa Etheridge released the official video of "Uprising of Love."
Congratulations to Michigan!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/22/14
Last Updated: 03/22/14
Congratulations to Michigan, where approximately 200 same-sex couples tied the knot before they were suspended by an order from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Congratulations to Judith Levy
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/13/14
Last Updated: 03/13/14
Congratulations to Judith Levy on her unanimous confirmation as a federal district judge.
Congratulations to Lance Bass, Michael Turchin on Freedom to Marry Video
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/13/14
Last Updated: 03/13/14
Congratulations to newly-engaged Lance Bass and Michael Turchin on a stunning Freedom to Marry video aimed at Mississippi.
Congratulations to England and Wales on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/12/14
Last Updated: 03/13/14
At 12:01 a.m. on March 13, England and Wales will recognize as legally married same-sex couples who have been married in other jurisdictions.
Congratulations to California Governor Brown and Lt. Governor Newsom
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/11/14
Last Updated: 03/11/14
On March 10, 2014, Equality California honored Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for the leadership in the struggle for equality.
Happy Mardi Gras 2014
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/02/14
Last Updated: 03/03/14
On March 4, 2014, Mardi Gras will be celebrated in many parts of the world, but in some areas it is a holiday with distinct significance for glbtq people.
Congratulations to Irish Drag Queen on a Brilliant Response to Homophobia
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/03/14
Last Updated: 02/03/14
Congratulations to Irish Drag Queen Panti Bliss on a brilliant response to homophobia.
Congratulations to California Assemblywoman Toni Atkins
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/22/14
Last Updated: 01/23/14
Congratulations to California Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, who has been tapped to succeed John A. Pérez as Speaker of the Assembly.
Remembering Bayard Rustin on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/20/14
Last Updated: 01/20/14
As we celebrate the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we fittingly remember the contributions of Bayard Rustin to the Civil Rights Movement.
Congratulations to Pamela Raintree
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/18/14
Last Updated: 01/18/14
Congratulations to Pamela Raintree, who brilliantly challenged homophobic Shreveport Councilman on January 14, 2014.
Congratulations to Mayor Annise Parker and First Lady Kathy Hubbard
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/17/14
Last Updated: 01/17/14
On January 16, 2014, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and First Lady Kathy Hubbard wed in a ceremony at a private home in Palm Springs, California.
Congratulations to Belinda Carlisle and James Duke Mason
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/15/14
Last Updated: 01/15/14
Congratulations to pop singer Belinda Carlisle and her son actor James Duke Mason, who have become accidental glbtq activists.
Congratulations Again to Ellen DeGeneres
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/10/14
Last Updated: 01/10/14
Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres on received her 14th People's Choice Award.
Congratulations to Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/05/14
Last Updated: 01/06/14
Congratulations to Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner who wed on December 31, 2013.
Congratulations to Gay & Lesbian Review
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/02/14
Last Updated: 01/02/14
Congratulations to Gay & Lesbian Review on its twentieth anniversary.
Happy New Year 2014 from glbtq.com
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/31/13
Last Updated: 12/31/13
Happy New Year 2014 from glbtq.com.
Happy Holidays 2013 from glbtq.com
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/22/13
Last Updated: 12/22/13
Happy Holidays 2013 from glbtq.com
Congratulations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/16/13
Last Updated: 12/16/13
Congratulations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on raising more than $4,000,000 this year to fight AIDS.
Congratulations to Chai Feldblum
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/12/13
Last Updated: 12/12/13
Congratulations to Chai Feldblum, whose nomination to a second term as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 12, 2013.
Congratulations to Edith Windsor, "Unlikely Activist"
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/11/13
Last Updated: 12/11/13
On December 11, 2013, Time magazine announced that Pope Francis had been chosen its "Person of the Year," and that Edith Windsor was the second runner-up.
Happy Anniversary, Washington State
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/06/13
Last Updated: 12/06/13
One year after Washington state's marriage equality law took effect, more than 7,000 same-sex couples have tied the know.
Aloha Marriage Equality
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/02/13
Last Updated: 12/02/13
Congratulations to Hawaii, where same-sex marriages commenced at one minute past midnight on December 2, 2013.
More Congratulations to Ambassador Wally Brewster
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/29/13
Last Updated: 11/29/13
Congratulations to Ambassador Wally Brewster, who has taken up residence in the Dominican Republic, on both his wedding and his openness.
Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Chanukah! Happy Thanksgivukkah!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/27/13
Last Updated: 11/27/13
On November 28, 2013, we wish all of our readers a happy Thanksgiving and a happy Chanukah!
Congratulations to the Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/20/13
Last Updated: 11/20/13
On November 20, 2013, President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 recipients, including the late Bayard Rustin and Sally Ride.
Congratulations to James "Wally" Brewster, Jr.
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/15/13
Last Updated: 11/15/13
Congratulations to James "Wally" Brewster, Jr., who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on November 14, 2013.
Congratulations to Xavier Bettel
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/13/13
Last Updated: 11/14/13
Congratulations to Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg, who will become Europe's second openly prime minister.
Congratulations to Meredith Baxter and Nancy Locke
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/12/13
Last Updated: 11/12/13
Congratulations to actress Meredith Baxter and building contractor Nancy Locke on their engagement.
Congratulations to Annise Parker and Ed Murray
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/06/13
Last Updated: 11/06/13
Congratulations to Annise Parker and Ed Murray who won decisive victories in the elections of November 5, 2013.
Congratulations to Larry and Daniel Lennox-Choate
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/05/13
Last Updated: 11/05/13
Congratulations to Larry and Daniel Lennox-Choate, who were married on November 2, 2013 in the cadet chapel at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Congratulations to Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/05/13
Last Updated: 11/05/13
Congratulations to Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, whose testimony on November 4, 2013 brought a little sanity to the House hearing on Hawaii's marriage equality bill.
Congratulations J.D. McClatchy and Chip Kidd
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/03/13
Last Updated: 11/03/13
Congratulations to J.D. McClatchy and Charles "Chip" Kidd, who were married on November 1, 2013 in New York City.
Celebrating the Goodridge Decision
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/29/13
Last Updated: 10/29/13
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the landmark Goodridge decision that mandated same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, GLAD has released a stirring video.
Congratulations to Retired UMC Bishop Melvin Talbert
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/26/13
Last Updated: 10/27/13
Congratulations to retired United Methodist Church Bishop Melvin Talbert, who presided over a same-sex wedding in Birmingham, Alabama on October 26, 2013.
John Rechy's "City of Night" at 50
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/25/13
Last Updated: 10/25/13
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of John Rechy's landmark novel, Grove Press has issued a new edition.
Congratulations to Britain's PinkNews
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/24/13
Last Updated: 10/24/13
Congratulations to Britain's PinkNews, whose gala PinkNews Awards were held on October 23, 2013 in the state rooms of the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Congratulations Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/23/13
Last Updated: 10/23/13
Congratulations to Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear, who have received a marriage license from the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe in Concho, Oklahoma.
Congratulations to Jake Stallman
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/22/13
Last Updated: 10/22/13
Iowa teen Jake Stallman has received the Spirit of Matthew Award from the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Congratulations to Recipients of GLSEN Respect Awards
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/21/13
Last Updated: 10/21/13
On October 18, 2013, Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons were among the honorees of GLSEN's Respect Awards, which was held at Los Angeles's Beverly Hills Hotel.
Celebrating Spirit Day 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/17/13
Last Updated: 10/17/13
On October 17, 2013, thousands of Americans are wearing purple to celebrate Spirit Day, a response to the national epidemic of anti-gay bullying.
Congratulations to Greg Louganis & Johnny Chaillot
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/13/13
Last Updated: 10/13/13
Congratulations to Greg Louganis & Johnny Chaillot, who were married in Malibu, California on October 12, 2013.
Congratulations on National Coming Out Day 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/11/13
Last Updated: 10/11/13
Congratulations to all who are celebrating the 25th annual National Coming Out Day on October 11, 2013.
Congratulations to Carl Sciortino, Jr. and Pem Brown
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/06/13
Last Updated: 10/06/13
Congratulations to Carl Sciortino, Jr. and Pem Brown, who were wed on October 5, 2013.
Congratulations to John Corvino
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/25/13
Last Updated: 09/26/13
Congratulations to Professor John Corvino for demonstrating grace and professionalism when a scheduled lecture at Providence College was cancelled.
Congratulations to Todd Hughes
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/24/13
Last Updated: 09/24/13
Congratulations to Todd Hughes on his confirmation to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Congratulations to Emmy Winners
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/23/13
Last Updated: 09/23/13
Congratulations to the winners at the 65th Emmy Awards, which were telecast on September 22, 2013
Congratulations to Brigadier General John Fletcher, Head Chaplain in Canada's Military
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/16/13
Last Updated: 09/16/13
Congratulations to Brigadier General John Fletcher, who has become the head chaplain in Canada's military.
More Congratulations to Daniel Baer, U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/15/13
Last Updated: 09/16/13
Congratulations to Daniel Baer, U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE, who has released a remarkable video in which he introduces himself and his partner.
Commemorating 9/11/01 Heroes
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/11/13
Last Updated: 09/11/13
On the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11/01 terror attack on the United States, the nation pauses to remember heroes such as Mark Bingham and Father Mychal Judge.
Congratulations to Diana Nyad
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/02/13
Last Updated: 09/02/13
Congratulations to Diana Nyad, who has made history in becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
Congratulations to Michael Kaiser and John Roberts
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/31/13
Last Updated: 09/03/13
Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser and economist John Roberts were married on August 31, 2013 in a ceremony officiated by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Congratulations to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/26/13
Last Updated: 08/26/13
Congratulations to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose marriage equality anthem "Same Love" won the MTV Music Video Award for Best Video with a Social Message at the Awards presentation on August 25, 2013
Congratulations New Zealand!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/20/13
Last Updated: 08/21/13
Congratulations to New Zealand, where on August 19, 2013 its marriage equality took effect.
Congratulations to Janeé Harteau and Holly Keegel
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/19/13
Last Updated: 08/19/13
Congratulations to Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Sgt. Holly Keegel, who were wed on August 16, 2013.
Congratulations to Ed Murray and Michael Shiosaki
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/13/13
Last Updated: 08/13/13
Congratulations to Washington state senator and Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray and his long-time partner Michael Shiosaki, who were wed on August 10, 2013.
Congratulations to John Berry and Curtis Yee
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/12/13
Last Updated: 08/12/13
Congratulations to former director of the Office of Personnel Management and recently confirmed Ambassador to Australia John Berry and his long-time partner Curtis Yee, who were married on August 10.
Congratulations to Uruguay
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/07/13
Last Updated: 08/07/13
Congratulations to Uruguay, whose marriage equality law has now gone into effect.
Saluting Teen Scientist Jack Andraka
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/04/13
Last Updated: 08/05/13
Meet science prodigy Jack Andraka, who discovered an early detection tool for pancreatic and other cancers and who has casually come out.
Congratulations to the Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/02/13
Last Updated: 08/02/13
Congratulations to the Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame and to its first class of inductees.
Congratulations to New UK Peer Brian Paddick
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/01/13
Last Updated: 08/01/13
Congratulations to Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assisstant Chief Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police Service, who has been named a Life Peer by Queen Elizabeth II.
Congratulations to Rhode Island and Minnesota
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/31/13
Last Updated: 08/01/13
On August 1, 2013, Rhode Island and Minnesota achieved marriage equality, as laws legalizing same-sex marriage went into force.
Congratulations to Mary Lambert on "She Keeps Me Warm"
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/26/13
Last Updated: 07/27/13
Congratulations to singer and song-writer Mary Lambert on her new single She Keeps Me Warm.
Congratulations to Larry Kramer and David Webster
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/25/13
Last Updated: 07/25/13
Congratulations to playwright and activist Larry Kramer and architect David Webster who were married on July 24, 2013 in a New York City hospital room.
Congratulations to Michelangelo Signorile and David Gerstner
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/21/13
Last Updated: 07/21/13
Congratulations to activist and journalist Michelangelo Signorile and his long-time partner film historian David Gerstner, who were wed at New York's City Hall on July 19, 2013.
Congratulations to Family Equality Council
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/13/13
Last Updated: 07/13/13
Congratulations to the Family Equality Council on their new video celebrating the "Outspoken Generation" of children of glbtq parents.
Congratulations to Ellsworth Kelly and Tony Kushner
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/10/13
Last Updated: 07/10/13
Congratulations to Ellsworth Kelly and Tony Kushner on being awarded 2012 National Medal of Arts.
Happy Fourth of July 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/04/13
Last Updated: 07/03/14
In light of the recent advances toward achieving equal rights in the United States, the celebration of America's Independence Day is all the sweeter in 2013.
Congratulations John Barrowman and Scott Gill
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/03/13
Last Updated: 07/03/13
Congratulations to John Barrowman and Scott Gill, who married in California on July 2, 2013.
Congratulations to California
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/29/13
Last Updated: 06/29/13
In a surprise move from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the stay on Judge Vaughn Walker's decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional was lifted and same-sex marriages in California quickly resumed.
Remembering Stonewall 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/28/13
Last Updated: 06/28/13
On the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, it is important to remember the event and how it altered the gay rights movement.
Congratulations to John Berry and James "Wally" Brewster, Jr.
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/22/13
Last Updated: 06/22/13
Congratulations to John Berry and James "Wally" Brewster, Jr. who have been nominated as U.S. Ambassadors by President Obama, Berry as Ambassador to Australia and Brewster to the Dominican Republic.
Happy Father's Day 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/16/13
Last Updated: 06/16/13
As the U.S. celebrates Father's Day it is good to remember both gay fathers and good straight fathers who have accepted their glbtq children.
Congratulations to James Costos and Rufus Gifford
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/14/13
Last Updated: 06/14/13
On June 14, 2013, President Obama announced that he had nominated James Costos and Rufus Gifford as Ambassadors to Spain and Denmark, respectively.
Authors Celebrate Pride
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/14/13
Last Updated: 06/14/13
In a new video from Open Road Media, leading authors celebrate Pride Month.
Congratulations to Daniel Baer
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/11/13
Last Updated: 06/11/13
Congratulations to Daneil Baer, who has been nominated as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Congratulations to Canada
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/10/13
Last Updated: 06/10/13
Congratulations to Canada on the tenth anniversary of same-sex marriage.
Congratulations Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/29/13
Last Updated: 05/29/13
Congratulations to Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau, who on May 29, 2013 became France's first legally wed same-sex couple when they exchanged vows in a ceremony conducted by the Mayor of Montpellier, Helene Mandroux.
Happy Memorial Day 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/27/13
Last Updated: 05/27/13
In celebration of Memorial Day, we must remember the sacrifices made by members of our military, including glbtq servicemembers.
Congratulations to Puerto Rico
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/25/13
Last Updated: 05/25/13
On May 24, 2013, the Puerto Rican House of Representatives approved a nondiscrimination bill that had already been approved by the Senate and is supported by the Governor.
Happy Anniversary, Massachusetts
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/18/13
Last Updated: 05/18/13
May 17, 2013 is the ninth anniversary of the first legal same-sex marriages in the United States, which came as a result of a historic decision by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Congratulations to Brazil
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/14/13
Last Updated: 05/14/13
A 14-1 decision by the National Council of Justice announced on May 14, 2013 has extended marriage equality throughout Brazil.
Congratulations, Delaware!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/07/13
Last Updated: 05/08/13
On May 7, 2013, the Delaware Senate passed marriage equality legislation and sent it to Governor Markell for his signature, making Delaware the 11th state to authorize same-sex marriage.
Congratulations to Lambda Legal
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/07/13
Last Updated: 05/07/13
Congratulations to Lambda Legal, the largest glbtq legal advocacy group in the United States, on its 40th anniversary.
Congratulations to Brittney Griner
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/06/13
Last Updated: 05/07/13
Congratulations to basketball phenom Brittney Griner on her courage and commitment.
Congratulations Coloradans!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/01/13
Last Updated: 05/01/13
On May 1, 2013, Colorado's hard-won civil unions for same-sex couples went into effect.
Happy Anniversary, Iowa
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/26/13
Last Updated: 04/27/13
On April 27, 2013, Iowans are celebrating the fourth anniversary of marriage equality.
More Highlights from GLAAD Media Awards
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/23/13
Last Updated: 04/23/13
Among the highlights of the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards held on April 20, 2013 include a rousing speech directed at the Supreme Court by entertainment attorney Steve Warren.
Congratulations to GLAAD Award Recipients
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/21/13
Last Updated: 04/22/13
On April 20, 2013, the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented in Los Angeles.
Congratulations to New Zealand
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/17/13
Last Updated: 04/17/13
On April 17, 2013, New Zealand's Parliament passed a marriage equality bill on a vote of 77 to 44, making it the 13th nation to extend equal marriage rights to all its gay and lesbian citizens.
Cheers in Montevideo
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/11/13
Last Updated: 04/11/13
As Uruguay's Parliament overwhelmingly ratified same-sex marriage on April 10, 2013, cheers erupted from the packed galleries.
Congratulations to Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/09/13
Last Updated: 04/09/13
Congratulations to Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry on their engagement, which was announced on April 8, 2013.
Congratulations to Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithole
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/07/13
Last Updated: 04/07/13
Congratulations to Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithole, who were married on April 6, 2013 in what is believed to be one of the first traditional Zulu wedding since South Africa legalized same-sex marriage.
A Shoutout to Rob Tisinai
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/04/13
Last Updated: 04/04/13
Activist and blogger Rob Tisinai has created some excellent videos parodying the work of the National Organization for Marriage.
Happy Easter / Happy Passover from glbtq.com
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/29/13
Last Updated: 03/29/13
In observance of Easter and Passover, we call attention to a powerful composition by Stephen Schwartz performed by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and to a decision by a Rochester, N.Y. priest to welcome openly gay students to a prom.
Congratulations to Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/27/13
Last Updated: 03/27/13
NBC news reporters Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk have announced that they are expecting a child in August and plan to wed soon in New York.
Congratulations to Anderson Cooper and Other GLAAD Media Award Recipients
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/17/13
Last Updated: 03/17/13
Congratulations to Anderson Cooper and other recipients of GLAAD Media Awards at the gala held in New York on March 16, 2013.
Congratulations to Tim LaCroix and Gene Barfield
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/15/13
Last Updated: 03/15/13
Congratulations to Tim LaCroix and Gene Barfield, whose marriage is the first legal same-sex marriage in Michigan.
Congratulations to Colorado: Civil Unions Passed
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/12/13
Last Updated: 03/12/13
On March 12, 2013, the Colorado House of Representatives approved a bill that authorizes civil unions for same-sex couples; the bill was previously passed by the Senate and is supported by Governor Hickenlooper.
Congratulations to the You Can Play Project
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/06/13
Last Updated: 03/06/13
Congratulations to the You Can Play Project, which encourages gay athletes to participate in hockey, on its first anniversary.
Congratulations to Judge Pamela Ki Mai Chen
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/05/13
Last Updated: 03/05/13
Congratulations to Pamela Ki Mai Chen, whose nomination to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 4, 2013.
Congratulations to Tracy Thorne-Begland
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/04/13
Last Updated: 03/04/13
Congratulations to Tracy Thorne-Begland, who on March 1, 2013 was sworn in as a Richmond Circuit Court judge.
Congratulations to Stacy Dawson, High School Hero
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/15/13
Last Updated: 02/16/13
Congratulations to Missouri teenager Stacy Dawson who challenged his high school's discriminatory prom policy.
Happy Valentine's Day 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/14/13
Last Updated: 02/14/13
On Valentine's Day 2013, the Illinois Senate passed a marriage equality bill and the Devotion Project presents newlyweds Audrey and Gail.
Happy Mardi Gras 2013
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/10/13
Last Updated: 02/10/13
On February 12, 2013, Mardi Gras will be celebrated in many parts of the world, but in some areas it is a holiday with distinct significance for glbtq people.
Congratulations to Jeanne Manford, Posthumous Recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/09/13
Last Updated: 02/09/13
The late Jeanne Manford, co-founder of P-Flag, has been named one of 13 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second highest civilian honor.
Congratulations to Todd M. Hughes
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/07/13
Last Updated: 02/07/13
Congratulations to attorney Todd M. Hughes, who has been nominated to a seat on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Congratulations to Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/27/13
Last Updated: 01/28/13
Congratulations to Kathleen Wynne on winning the Ontario Liberal Party's leadership race to become Canada's first openly gay Premier.
Congratulations to David Hall
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/17/13
Last Updated: 01/17/13
Congratulations to David Hall, former USAF staff sergeant who was discharged under the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, has been chosen as one of eight "citizen co-chairs" of President Obama's Inauguration.
Congratulations to Vanessa Selbst
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/15/13
Last Updated: 01/15/13
Congratulations to Vanessa Selbst, who won the 2013 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure High Roller Title to become the highest earning woman in professional poker.
Congratulations to Jodie Foster
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/14/13
Last Updated: 01/14/13
On January 13, 2013, actress-director Jodie Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Foreign Press Association's 2013 Golden Globes Awards.
Congratulations to Richard Blanco
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/09/13
Last Updated: 01/09/13
Congratulations to Richard Blanco on being chosen to read an original poem at the January 21, 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Congratulations to Pro Bowler Scott Norton
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/02/13
Last Updated: 01/03/13
Congratulations to professional bowler Scott Norton, who won the 2012 PBA Chameleon Championship in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to Maryland
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/01/13
Last Updated: 01/01/13
The first same-sex marriages in Maryland took place shortly after midnight on January 1, 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 from glbtq.com
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/30/12
Last Updated: 12/30/12
Happy New Year 2013 from glbtq.com
Fifteen Notable GLBTQ Books of 2012
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/29/12
Last Updated: 12/30/12
The fifteen notable glbtq books of 2012 cited here are presented not as the best books of the year, but as books well worth reading.
Congratulations to Maine
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/29/12
Last Updated: 12/29/12
The first same-sex weddings in Maine took place shortly after midnight on the morning of December 29, 2012.
Congratulations to Andrew J. McDonald on His Nomination to the Connecticut Supreme Court
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/27/12
Last Updated: 12/27/12
Congratulations to Andrew J. McDonald, who on December 27, 2012 was nominated by Governor Daniel Malloy to the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Frank Bruni's Beautiful Essay
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/23/12
Last Updated: 12/23/12
Frank Bruni's beautiful essay, "A Father's Journey," about his father's coming to accept his son's homosexuality, is must reading.
Happy Holidays 2012 from glbtq.com
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/22/12
Last Updated: 12/22/13
Happy Holidays 2012 from glbtq.com.
Congratulations to Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer & Diane Divelbess and Major Margaret Witt & Laurie Johnson
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/20/12
Last Updated: 12/20/12
Two heroes of the movement to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" married their long-time partners soon after marriage equality came to Washington state.
Congratulations to USMC Captain Ben Phelps and Ben Shock
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/19/12
Last Updated: 12/19/12
Congratulations to U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps and Ben Schock who became engaged at the White House on December 15, 2012.
Congratulations to George Takei
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/07/12
Last Updated: 12/08/12
Congratulations to George Takei, whose life story is featured in a new issue of Archie Comics' "Kevin Keller."
Congratulations to Washington State
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/06/12
Last Updated: 12/07/12
At midnight on December 6, 2012, hundreds of couples in Seattle applied for marriage licenses.
Congratulations to Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/05/12
Last Updated: 12/05/12
Congratulations to Janeé Harteau, who was sworn in on December 4, 2012 as the 52nd Chief of Police of Minneapolis.
Congratulations to Paris Prince and Dr. Ravi Perry
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/04/12
Last Updated: 12/05/12
Congratulations to Paris Prince and Dr. Ravi Perry, who are the first gay male couple whose wedding has been featured in "Jet Magazine."
Congratulations to Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/04/12
Last Updated: 12/04/12
Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit displayed rare generosity and courage in traveling to India to care for the infant twins of a palace employee.
Congratulations to Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/28/12
Last Updated: 11/28/12
President Obama has nominated Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to a federal judgeship.
Happy Thanksgiving 2012: It Gets Better
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/20/12
Last Updated: 11/20/12
As Americans observe Thanksgiving, it is appropriate to remember that "It Gets Better."
Congratulations to Oregon Representative Tina Kotek on Her Election as Speaker of the House
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/16/12
Last Updated: 11/16/12
Oregon state Representative Tina Kotek has been tapped to become Speaker of the House in the new legislative session beginning in January 2013.
Congratulations to Washington state Senator Ed Murray
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/16/12
Last Updated: 11/16/12
Democratic state Senator Ed Murray, who led the state's marriage equality fight, has been named Majority Leader of the Washington state Senate.
Congratulations to Judge William Thomas
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/15/12
Last Updated: 11/15/12
On November 14, 2012, President Obama announced his seventh openly glbtq judicial nomination: Judge William Thomas of Florida.
The Sweetness of Victory: Congratulations Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/12/12
Last Updated: 11/12/12
Congratulations to the states that made history on November 6, 2012 by passing marriage equality measures.
Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/23/12
Last Updated: 10/23/12
On October 22, 2012, Ellen DeGeneres was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
Congratulations Orlando Cruz
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/20/12
Last Updated: 10/20/12
Congratulations to boxer Orlando Cruz, who on October 19, 2012 won a unanimous decision over Jorge Pazos in his first bout since coming out.
Congratulations Judith Light and Nathan Schaefer
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/15/12
Last Updated: 10/15/12
Congratulations to actress Judith Light on receiving the Empire State Pride Agenda's Activism Award and to Nathan Schaefer on being named executive director.
More Kindness: Ellen and Boy Scout Ryan Andresen
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/11/12
Last Updated: 10/11/12
On National Coming Out Day 2012, Ellen DeGeneres featured Ryan Andresen, who was denied an Eagle Scout pin because of his sexual orientation.
Congratulations on National Coming Out Day 2012
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/10/12
Last Updated: 10/11/12
Congratulations to all who are observing National Coming Out Day, 2012.
NAACP President Ben Jealous Receives HRC National Equality Award
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/07/12
Last Updated: 10/08/12
On October 6, 2012, at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, Chad Griffin presented the National Equality Award to NAACP President Ben Jealous.
Congratulations to Sally Field, HRC Ally for Equality
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/07/12
Last Updated: 10/07/12
Actress Sally Field was presented the Ally for Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign's National Dinner by her son Sam Greisman.
Congratulations Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/05/12
Last Updated: 10/05/12
Congratulations to Good Morning America weatherman Sam Champion and longtime boyfriend photographer Rubem Robierb, who have announced their engagement.
Philadelphia Honors Barbara Gittings
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/01/12
Last Updated: 10/01/12
On October 1, 2012, Philadelphia marked the beginning of LGBT History Month by dedicating a city center block in honor of Barbara Gittings, the late glbtq activist.
Congratulations Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/30/12
Last Updated: 10/01/12
MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts and his long-time partner Patrick Abner wed on September 29, 2012 in New York City.
Congratulations to Lesléa Newman
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/28/12
Last Updated: 09/28/12
Congratulations to Lesléa Newman on the publication of "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard."
Congratulations to Steven Petrow on New York Times Column
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/24/12
Last Updated: 09/24/12
Congratulations to openly gay journalist Steven Petrow who has been commissioned to write a new advice column for the "New York Times."
Congratulations to Dan Savage and Terry Miller on Governor's Award
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/17/12
Last Updated: 09/17/12
Congratulations to Dan Savage and Terry on receiving the Governor's Award at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys for their work on the "It Gets Better" Project.
Ellen Spreads Kindness
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/12/12
Last Updated: 09/12/12
Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres, who not only spreads kindness herself, but also rewards it in others.
Commemorating 9/11/01 Heroes Mychal Judge and Mark Bingham
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/11/12
Last Updated: 09/11/12
On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11/01 terror attack on the United States, the nation remembers heroes such as Mychal Judge and Mark Bingham.
Congratulations to Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/28/12
Last Updated: 08/28/12
Congratulations to Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds, who were married in a private ceremony on June 9, 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Reid, First Openly Gay President of the Canadian Medical Association
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/26/12
Last Updated: 08/27/12
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Reid, who has been installed as President of the Canadian Medical Association.
Congratulations to "The Advocate" on Its 45th Anniversary
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/20/12
Last Updated: 08/20/12
Congratulations to "The Advocate," which is celebrating its 45th anniversary of publication.
Congratulations Jason Goldberg and Christian Schoenherr
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/16/12
Last Updated: 08/16/12
Congratulations to Jason Goldberg and Christian Schoenherr, who in honor of their marriage on August 18, 2012 are donating $100,000 to assist in the marriage equality referenda in Maine, Maryland, Washington, and Minnesota.
Congratulations to Mark Pocan and Tammy Baldwin
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/15/12
Last Updated: 08/15/12
Congratulations to Wisconsin state Representative Mark Pocan, who won a decisive Democratic primary for a Congressional seat on August 14, 2012.
Congratulations Olympic Medalists Seimone Augustus and Lisa Raymond
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/13/12
Last Updated: 08/13/12
Congratulations to all ten openly gay or lesbian Olympic medalists.
Congratulations to Olympic Medalists Megan Rapinoe et al.
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/11/12
Last Updated: 08/11/12
Congratulations to Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team and to four members of the Dutch Field Hockey team on their gold medals.
Congratulations to Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/09/12
Last Updated: 08/10/12
Congratulations to Matt Bomer and Simon Halls on receiving GLSEN's Inspiration Award.
Congratulations to Olympic Medalists Judith Arndt, Carl Hester, and Edward Gal
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/08/12
Last Updated: 08/08/12
Congratulations to out Olympians Judith Arndt, Carl Hester, and Edward Gal on winning medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Thomas Roberts, Patrick Abner to Wed in September
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/08/12
Last Updated: 08/08/12
Congratulations to MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts and his long-time partner Patrick Abner, who have announced that they will wed in September.
We Happy Trans Website Accentuates the Positive
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/19/12
Last Updated: 07/20/12
A new website created for transpeople not only provides a great deal of information, but also accentuates the positive.
NLGJA Honors Jill Johnston and Randy Wicker
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/16/12
Last Updated: 07/16/12
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association has announced the induction of Jill Johnston and Randy Wicker to the NLGJA Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Jim Burroway and Box Turtle Bulletin
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/14/12
Last Updated: 07/14/12
Congratulations to Jim Burroway on being honored with a National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Award for Excellence in Online Journalism.
Congratulations to Representative Barney Frank and James Ready
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/08/12
Last Updated: 07/09/12
Congressman Barney Frank wed his longtime partner James Ready in Newton, Massachusetts on July 7, 2012.
Congratulations Stephen and Joshua Snyder-Hill
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/04/12
Last Updated: 07/04/12
An Ohio magistrate has granted the petition of married couple Stephen Hill and Joshua Snyder to hyphenate their names.
Congratulations to Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/01/12
Last Updated: 07/01/12
Congratulations to Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, who were married at their home in Garrison, New York on June 30, 2012.
Congratulations Carl Siciliano
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/29/12
Last Updated: 06/29/12
Congratulations to Carl Siciliano, founder and executive director of New York's Ali Forney Center for homeless glbtq youth, who has been named by the White House as a "Champion of Change."
Congratulations April Ashley, MBE
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/18/12
Last Updated: 06/18/12
Congratulations to actress and activist April Ashley, who has been anmed a Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Happy Father's Day!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/17/12
Last Updated: 06/17/12
Happy Father's Day 2012!
Congratulations to GLBTQ Victors in Recent Primaries
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/13/12
Last Updated: 06/13/12
Congratulations to the glbtq victors in recent primaries.
Congratulations to Joan Snyder and Margaret Cammer
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/11/12
Last Updated: 06/11/12
Congratulations to Joan Snyder and Margaret Cammer, who were wed in Brooklyn on June 10, 2012.
Congratulations Jeremy Hooper
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/06/12
Last Updated: 06/06/12
Congratulations to blogger Jeremy Hooper on the publication of his book, If It's a Choice, My Zygote Chose Balls: Making Sense of Senseless Controversy.
Wade Davis: From the NFL to the Hetrick-Martin Institute
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/05/12
Last Updated: 06/06/12
Congratulations to Wade Davis, a former NFL player who now works at New York's Hetrick-Martin Institute, on his recent openness about the challenges of being closeted in the NFL.
Congratulations to Armistead Maupin, Kate Millett and Other Lammy Winners
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/05/12
Last Updated: 06/06/12
The winners of the 24th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced on June 4, 2012 at a gala ceremony in New York City.
Congratulations to Kevin Cathcart
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/03/12
Last Updated: 06/03/12
Congratulations to Kevin Cathcart, who is celebrating twenty years of leading Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Congratulations Jordan Windle
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 06/01/12
Last Updated: 06/01/12
Congratulations to Jordan Windle on being the youngest American diver to qualify for the Olympic Trials and, undoubtedly, the youngest Grand Marshal of a Gay Pride Parade.
Congratulations Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/28/12
Last Updated: 05/28/12
Actress Cynthia Nixon and education activist Christine Marinoni were wed in New York on May 27, 2012.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/26/12
Last Updated: 05/27/13
As we celebrate Memorial Day weekend, we need to remember the sacrifices made by those who have served in our military, including glbtq servicemembers.
Congratulations to Out4Marriage
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/25/12
Last Updated: 05/25/12
The UK's Out4marriage campaign has compiled videos of a number of high-profile politicians and celebrities who explain why they support marriage equality.
Happy Harvey Milk Day Observances
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/21/12
Last Updated: 05/23/12
May 22, 2012, the birthday of slain gay rights advocate Harvey Milk, was observed throughout California as "Harvey Milk Day."
Congratulations to Christine Quinn and Kim Catullo
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/20/12
Last Updated: 05/20/12
Congratulations to New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her partner Kim Catullo, who were married on May 19, 2012.
Congratulations to Evan Wolfson
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/17/12
Last Updated: 05/18/12
Congratulations to Evan Wolfson on receiving Barnard College's "Medal of Distinction."
Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres on Mark Twain Award
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/16/12
Last Updated: 05/16/12
Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres on receiving the 2012 Mark Twain Award.
Happy Mother's Day 2012
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/13/12
Last Updated: 05/13/12
Happy Mother's Day 2012 to all mothers, gay and straight, dead and alive.
Congratulations on the Publication of The Letter Q
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/11/12
Last Updated: 05/11/12
Congratulations on the publication of "The Letter Q," a collection of letters written by authors to their younger selves.
Congratulations to Josh Dixon, Gymnast
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/07/12
Last Updated: 05/07/12
Congratulations to Josh Dixon, whose strong performance at the U.S. Men's Qualifier meet on May 5, makes him a likely member of the U.S. Olympic gymnast team.
Congratulations to Brand USA for Creating Inclusive Video
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/04/12
Last Updated: 05/04/12
Congratulations to Brand USA, the marketing agency that promotes international travel to the United States, for creating an inclusive video.
Congratulations to 2012 Matthew Shepard Scholars
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 05/01/12
Last Updated: 05/02/12
Congratulations to the Iowa students who have received Matthew Shepard Scholarships from the Eychaner Foundation.
Congratulations to Karen Ocamb, Journalist
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/28/12
Last Updated: 04/28/12
Karen Ocamb's remarkable photo-essay at lgbt/pov about the need for a glbtq press also documents her admirable career as a journalist.
Congratulations to Brian Sims
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/25/12
Last Updated: 04/25/12
Congratulations to Brian Sims, who on April 24, 2012 won an election that will make him the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania legislature.
Congratulations to Stephany Lee: New Olympian and Newlywed
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/24/12
Last Updated: 04/25/12
Congratulations to Stephany Lee who won a place on the United States Olympic Women's Wrestling team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then promptly married her partner of four years.
Congratulations to Zach Wahls on the Publication of My Two Moms
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/24/12
Last Updated: 04/24/12
Congratulations to Zach Wahls on the publication of his book, "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family," written with Bruce Littlefield.
Congratulations to Cleve Jones, Champion of Change
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/23/12
Last Updated: 04/23/12
Congratulations to activist Cleve Jones, who has been chosen by the White House as a Champion of Change.
Congratulations to Matthew Mitcham
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/18/12
Last Updated: 04/19/12
Congratulations to Olympic diving champion Matthew Mitcham for his return to form in preparation for the London Olympics and his embrace of his status as a gay role model.
Congratulations to Herndon Graddick
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/15/12
Last Updated: 04/16/12
Congratulations to Herndon Graddick who on April 14, 2012 was named President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Queer People of Color Conference 2012
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/13/12
Last Updated: 04/15/12
The Queer People of Color Conference was held at the California State University, Northridge, form March 30 through April 1, 2012.
Happy Easter/Happy Passover: Antidote to BYU Video
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/08/12
Last Updated: 04/09/12
Stephen Schwartz's "Testimony," based on the "It Gets Better" project and performed by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, may be seen as particularly meaningful on Easter and Passover.
Harry Hay Centenary Celebrated in Los Angeles
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/06/12
Last Updated: 04/06/12
On April 7, 2012, the centenary of the birth of gay rights pioneer Harry Hay, a ceremony at the foot of the Cove Avenue steps on Silver Lake Boulevard will recognize the site as a historic place.
Memorable Moments from the GLAAD Media Awards
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/28/12
Last Updated: 03/28/12
Videos from the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on March 23, 2011 preserve some memorable moments.
Congratulations to GLAAD Media Award Winners
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/25/12
Last Updated: 03/25/12
Congratulations to GLAAD Media Award Winners
Meet Scott Heggart: Gay Jock, Inspiring Young Man
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/18/12
Last Updated: 03/18/12
Scott Heggart, the subject of a sensitive feature story by Shelley Page in the "Ottawa Citizen" entitled "A Gay Jock Takes Off the Mask," deserves to be widely known.
Congratulations to Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/17/12
Last Updated: 03/17/12
Congratulations to Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who will receive the Vito Russo Award at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on March 24, 2012.
Congratulations to the Family Equality Council
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/16/12
Last Updated: 03/17/12
Congratulations to the Family Equality Council on its 30th Anniversary.
Congratulations to Michael Fitzgerald
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/15/12
Last Updated: 03/17/12
Congratulations to Michael Fitzgerald on his confirmation by the U. S. Senate as a federal district judge for the central district of California.
Congratulations to Iowa Jurists on Profiles in Courage Award
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/08/12
Last Updated: 03/08/12
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Profiles in Courage Award: three former Iowa Supreme Court justices who were ejected from their seats as a result of their decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
Bletchley Park Exhibit Honors Alan Turing
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/07/12
Last Updated: 03/07/12
An exhibit honoring the Life and Works of Alan Turing opened on March 5, 2012 at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, where the German Enigma code was cracked in World War II.
Congratulations to Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/05/12
Last Updated: 03/05/12
Congratulations to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network on its twentieth- anniversary dinner.
Congratulations to Chad Griffin
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 03/03/12
Last Updated: 03/03/12
Congratulations to Chad Griffin on being tapped to succeed Joe Solmonese as president of the Human Rights Campaign.
Congratulations to Stuart Delery
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/28/12
Last Updated: 03/01/12
On February 27, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that openly gay attorney Stuart Delery will succeed Assistant Attorney General Tony West as head of the DOJ's Civil Division.
Happy Mardi Gras
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/18/12
Last Updated: 02/20/12
On February 21, 2012, Mardi Gras will be celebrated in many parts of the world, but in some areas it is a holiday with distinct significance for glbtq people.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/14/12
Last Updated: 02/15/12
Valentine's Day 2012 was celebrated in a variety of ways.
Congratulations to Washington
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/13/12
Last Updated: 02/13/12
On February 13, 2012, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed the state's marriage equality bill into law.
Congratulations to In the Life on Its Twentieth Anniversary
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/10/12
Last Updated: 02/10/12
Congratulations to America's longest-running glbtq news magazine, In the Life on its twentieth anniversary.
Congratulations to John Banta and Daniel O'Donnell
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/05/12
Last Updated: 02/05/12
Congratulations to John Banta and Daniel J. O'Donnell on their wedding in New York City on January 29, 2012.
Congratulations to Washington State Senators Regala and Ranker
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 02/03/12
Last Updated: 02/03/12
On the evening of February 1, 2012, the Washington state Senate voted in favor of equal marriage rights.
Happy Birthday, Peter Tatchell!
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/25/12
Last Updated: 01/25/12
On Peter Tatchell's 60th birthday, Britons are celebrating his activism.
Broadway Impact Rocks
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/20/12
Last Updated: 01/20/12
An organization formed by three young Broadway performers has helped mobilize the theater community to support same-sex marriage.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/15/12
Last Updated: 01/15/12
As we celebrate the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must also remember the contributions of Bayard Rustin to the civil rights movement.
Congratulations to Patricia Nell Warren
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/15/12
Last Updated: 01/16/12
Congratulations to Patricia Nell Warren on the publication of My West: Personal Writings on the American West: Past, Present & Future.
Alan Turing Honored with Commemorative Stamp
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/03/12
Last Updated: 01/03/12
U.K.'s Royal Mail has announced that mathematician Alan Turing will be among ten "Britons of Distinction" who will be honored with commemorative stamps in 2012.
Congratulations to Hawaii and Delaware
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 01/02/12
Last Updated: 01/02/12
Congratulations to Hawaii and Delaware, where laws permitting the recognition of civil unions went into effect on January 1, 2012.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 from glbtq.com
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/30/11
Last Updated: 12/30/11
Happy New Year 2012 from glbtq.com.
Happy Holidays: Love Makes a Family
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/23/11
Last Updated: 12/30/11
Zach Wahl's family spearhead a MoveOn.org project to send a holiday greeting with the simple message: "Love Makes a Family."
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from glbtq.com
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/21/11
Last Updated: 12/23/11
Happy Holiday Season 2011
Books of 2011: Nonfiction
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/17/11
Last Updated: 12/18/11
Notable nonfiction books of 2011 include new studies of art and literature as well as memoirs and biographies.
Books of 2011: Fiction
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/16/11
Last Updated: 12/16/11
Books by Alan Hollinghurst, Colm Tóibín, and Nina Revoyr have dominated the discussions of glbtq fiction this year, but other works are also notable.
Books of 2011: Poetry
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/14/11
Last Updated: 12/15/11
Several 2011 poetry books concerning glbtq subjects deserve mention.
Trevor Project Gala Honors Lady Gaga
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/05/11
Last Updated: 12/06/11
On December 4, 2011, at a gala benefiting the Trevor Project Lady Gaga was presented the Trevor Hero Award.
Congratulations to Jeanne Córdova on Publication of When We Were Outlaws
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/04/11
Last Updated: 12/04/11
Activist Jeanne Córdova's new book When We Were Outlaws has been described as a major literary achievement.
Congratulations to Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 12/02/11
Last Updated: 12/10/11
Congratulations to Elio Di Rupo, who was sworn in as Prime Minister of Belgium on December 6, 2011.
Congratulations to Justice Beth Robinson
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/29/11
Last Updated: 12/04/11
Congratulations to Beth Robinson, who argued the case that led to civil unions, and eventually same-sex marriage, in Vermont, on her appointment to the Vermont Supreme Court.
Congratulations to Olympian Johnny Weir on His Appearance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/25/11
Last Updated: 12/04/11
Congratulations to Olympian Johnny Weir on his appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
Congratulations to John Ashbery
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/17/11
Last Updated: 12/04/11
Congratulations to John Ashbery who recieved a lifetime achievement award at the National Book Awards ceremony in New York on November 16, 2011.
Congratulations to the LA Lesbian & Gay Center and to Chaz Bono, Neil Patrick Harris, and David Burtka
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/16/11
Last Updated: 11/16/11
On November 12, 2011,the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center celebrated its fortieth anniversary with a star-studded gala at which they honored Chaz Bono and partners Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.
Congratulations on the Opening of the New York Production of Standing on Ceremony
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/14/11
Last Updated: 11/14/11
Congratulations on the New York opening of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a collection of monologues and short plays by glbtq playwrights.
Congratulations to Judge Deborah A. Batts and Dr. Gwen Zornberg
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/13/11
Last Updated: 11/13/11
Congratulations to Judge Deborah A. Batts and Dr. Gwen Zornberg, who were wed in Washington, D.C. on November 12, 2011.
Congratulations to Mayor Annise Parker and Other GLBTQ Election Victors
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/09/11
Last Updated: 11/10/11
Congratulations to Houston Mayor Annise Parker and other glbtq candidates who won elections on November 8, 2011.
Congratulations to Owen Keehnen and the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/07/11
Last Updated: 11/07/11
Congratulations to Owen Keehnen on his induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on November 8, 2011.
Ricky Martin Granted Spanish Citizenship
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/06/11
Last Updated: 11/06/11
Spanish officials report that pop sensation Ricky Martin has been granted naturalization.
More Honors for Frank Kameny
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 11/03/11
Last Updated: 11/04/11
The remains of Frank Kameny lay in state on November 3, 2011; his home has been declared a historic site.
Congratulations to willsworld.org
Posted by: Wik Wikholm on 10/26/11
Last Updated: 10/26/11
Will Roscoe, an expert on Native American two-spirit traditions, has expanded his website to include audios and videos of Harry Britt, Harry Hay, and many others.
Congratulations to Evan Wolfson and Cheng He
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/23/11
Last Updated: 10/24/11
Congratulations to Evan Wolfson and Dr. Cheng He on their wedding in New York City on October 15, 2011.
Celebrating Spirit Day
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/20/11
Last Updated: 10/21/11
On October 20, 2011, thousands of Americans wore purple to celebrate Spirit Day, a response to the national epidemic of anti-gay bullying.
Congratulations to Janice Langbehn on Receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/18/11
Last Updated: 10/21/11
Congratulations to Janice Langbehn, who received the Presidential Citizens Medal on October 20, 2011.
Congratulations to Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/16/11
Last Updated: 10/17/11
Congratulations to Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera on receiving the Martin Ennals Human Rights Defenders Award.
Congratulations to Alison Nathan
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/13/11
Last Updated: 10/13/11
Congratulations to Alison Nathan on her confirmation to serve as a federal district judge.
Congratulations on National Coming Out Day, 2011
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/11/11
Last Updated: 10/12/11
Congratulations to all who are celebrating National Coming Out Day, 2011.
Congratulations to Robert Pitman on His Appointment as U.S. Attorney
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/04/11
Last Updated: 10/04/11
Congratulations to Robert Pitman on his appointment as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas.
Congratulations to Jared Polis and Marlon Reis
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/02/11
Last Updated: 10/02/11
Congratulations to Representative Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, on the birth of their son, Caspian Julius.
Congratulations to Tim Wolff on the Release of The Sons of Tennessee Williams
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/30/11
Last Updated: 09/30/11
Congratulations to Tim Wolff on the release of the documentary film, "The Sons of Tennessee Williams"
Congratulations to Frank Mugisha and Sexual Minorities Uganda on the 2011 Rafto Prize
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/29/11
Last Updated: 09/29/11
Congratulations to Sexual Minorities Uganda and its leader Frank Mugisha on being awarded the 2011 Raft Prize.
Congratulations to Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/21/11
Last Updated: 09/21/11
Congratulations to Klaus Wowereit on his reelection to a third term as Mayor of Berlin.
Remembering 9/11/2001 Heroes Mark Bingham and Father Mychal Judge
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/07/11
Last Updated: 09/09/11
On the tenth anniversary of the terror attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, the nation pauses to remember the heroes of 9/11, including two gay men, Father Mychal Judge and Mark Bingham.
Congratulations to Major Margaret Witt and Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/06/11
Last Updated: 09/06/11
Congratulations on the retirements of Major Margaret Witt and Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach from the United States Air Force.
New Leadership at HRC, GLAAD, and ECQA
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/30/11
Last Updated: 08/31/11

It is imperative that our most prominent organizations, such as HRC, GLAAD, and ECQA, be both effective in advancing the movement's goals and reflective of the aspirations of the grassroots.

More Condolences in Indiana
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/20/11
Last Updated: 08/21/11
Condolences to Beth Urschel, whose partner Tammy VanDam died in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair on August 13, 2011.
Congratulations to Mexico City
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/16/11
Last Updated: 08/16/11
Congratulations to Mexico City on its 1,000th same-sex marriage.
Congratulations to David Boies and Theodore Olson
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 08/09/11
Last Updated: 08/10/11
Congratulations to David Boies and Theodore Olson who received the American Bar Association's highest award, the ABA Medal, on August 8, 2011.
Congratulations to Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen, Heroines of Utoya Island
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/27/11
Last Updated: 07/27/11
Congratulations to Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen, a Norwegian lesbian couple, who are credited with saving as many as 40 young people from the right-wing terrorist attack on Utoya Island on July 23, 2011.
Congratulations NOT Welcome
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/25/11
Last Updated: 07/25/11
The congratulations extended by David Blankenhorn to the couples who married in New York on June 24, 2011 is not welcome.
Congratulations to New Yorkers
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/23/11
Last Updated: 07/25/11
Congratulations to the same-sex couples in New York who will wed beginning on July 24, 2011.
Congratulations to J. Paul Oetkin
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/18/11
Last Updated: 07/20/11
Congratulations to J. Paul Oetken on becoming the first openly gay man confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the federal judiciary.
Congratulations to California
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 07/14/11
Last Updated: 07/14/11
On July 14, 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the FAIR Education Act, which requires the inclusion of glbtq history and people in school educational materials.
 
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