Archives for February 2012

Monthly Archives: February 2012

U.S. District Court Judge Rules DOMA Unconstitu​tional

U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White today ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, declaring that the discriminatory federal statute violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equality. Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster LLP brought ...
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Same-Sex Marriage in Australia Would Boost Economy by $161 Million

  With the marriage equality fight in full force throughout the United States, it’s easy to overlook the fact that there are similar fights occurring around the world simultaneously. A new study has just been released regarding Australia. Extending marriage ...
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Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony with Special Guest Taye Diggs

Who could forget Idina Menzel as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West in the Broadway smash sensation Wicked? The former green-faced Tony Award winner has a new frame of mind that involves symphony orchestras and a serious lack of flying ...
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Ruth Ellis Center to Host LGBT Conference on Housing & Homelessness

The Ruth Ellis Center – the Midwest’s only organization, and one of four in the nation, solely dedicated to serving runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth – will partner with the White House and ...
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New Jersey Superior Court Reinstates Federal Equal Protection Claim

In response to the plaintiff’s request for reconsideration, a New Jersey Superior Court today reinstated the federal equal protection claim in Lambda Legal’s case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality and seven same-sex couples and ...
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Vancouver is the Final Dish on Season Nine of Top Chef: Texas

They cooked through the sweltering Texas heat and endured snow and ice in Whistler. Now, for the season nine finale of Top Chef: Texas, the “chef-testants” travel to the world-recognized culinary destination of Vancouver to battle it out for ...
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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Miami Winter Party Festival

The LGBT community is a fiercely loyal consumer. According to a recent Harris Interactive national study, seven out of 10 LGBT consumers said they are likely to remain loyal to a brand they believe is friendly and supportive ...
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Democrat Ty Stober Announces Candidacy for Senate in 49th Legislativ​e District

Democrat Ty Stober, 40, a Vancouver business person, human rights advocate, and metro area native has announced his bid for the 49th District Washington State Senate seat being vacated by state Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver. Ty Stober currently works as ...
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Gay Rights Group Spray Paints United Russia Headquarters in Moscow

The words “We cannot be banned” were spray painted on the United Russia party headquarters in Moscow on Sunday evening, according to The Moscow Times. According to the newspaper: The activists also painted a rainbow and the same slogan on a Moscow patriarchate building to protest homophobic ...
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Emma Watson Defends Haircut: ‘I’ll Never Please Everyone’

The Lancome spokesperson told the British newspaper The Independent, "I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now." ...
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