Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality

Chad Griffin Announces Departure from Human Rights Campaign

Photo by Steve Dipaola/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9954466c) HRC president Chad Griffin speaks on behalf of HRC-endorsed candidate Carolyn Long, in Vancouver, Washington
Politics National
Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. ...
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Matthew Shepard Could Have Been Any of Us

Matthew Shepard
Editorial
My father came in and asked me why I was so emotional over some stranger I didn’t even know. In that moment I was him and he was me. ...
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Social Security Administration sued on behalf of lesbian seeking spousal survivor benefits

Politics Local
Helen Thornton and Lambda Legal are suing the SSA for spousal survivor benefits in the state of Washington. ...
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New Report: Continued Attacks Against LGBT Families Harm Children

Photo: MAP
Health National
A new report shows how stigma, discrimination, and systematic attempts to undermine marriage equality harm the estimated 300,000 children raised by same-sex couples and LGBT parents. ...
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Bermuda Senate Votes to Repeal Marriage Equality

International
Under the guise of passing domestic partnership benefits, the bill seeks to strip loving same-sex Bermudan couples of the right to marry. The effort is being led by the Progressive Labour Party, which took power in July. ...
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Just Published: ‘The People’s Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality’

National
The late Edie Windsor remembers a 2007 briefing in which she was told by an LGBT movement leader that marriage equality would be addressed “a couple years down the line.” The fierce and feisty activist recalls retorting:  “‘I’m 77 years old and I can’t wait!!" ...
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Top 8 Gay-Friendly Travel Destinations

Travel
To avoid experiencing problems while on vacation, it’s a good idea to choose a place that is welcoming to the gay community. Here are eight gay-friendly travel destinations to consider for your next vacation. ...
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HRC to Honor Meryl Streep at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala

Meryl Streep/HRC
Entertainment
The HRC Ally for Equality Award will recognize Meryl Streep for her outstanding efforts to publicly stand-up for the LGBTQ community. ...
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How to Raise Awareness of LGBTQ Issues at School

National
How do you raise awareness of LGBTQ issues at school? We’d love to see some of your top tips in the comments. ...
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Editorial: 2017 Brings Continued Progress on LGBTQ Health

Editorial Health
When I’m asked about the most important thing we’ve done for LGBTQ health, the answer is always the same: the Affordable Care Act. ...
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