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US: Obama will sign executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination Monday

President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination by federal contractors and the federal government on Monday.

July 18, 2014

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US: Utah governor says he will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage benefits

Utah governor Gary Herbert said Friday that Utah will recognize same-sex marriages if the US Supreme Court rules against extending an order preventing same-sex couples married in the state from receiving state benefits.

July 18, 2014

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US: Cleveland UCC becomes the first church to sponsor Gay Games 2014

The United Church of Christ (UCC) in Cleveland has announced it will sponsor the international Gay Games to be hosted by the city next month, making it the first major religious denomination to do so.

July 18, 2014

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Texas lesbian couple: Sue the bar that kicked us out for kissing

A lesbian couple who said they were thrown out of a bar in San Antonio, Texas, are asking the city to sue the business for violating nondiscrimination laws.

July 18, 2014

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US: Flyers for ‘Straight White Guy Festival’ distributed in Ohio

Flyers for a Straight White Guy Festival have been distributed in Ohio.

July 18, 2014

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US: Woman arrested for violently beating her 17-year-old lesbian daughter with a shoe

A woman in the state of New Mexico has been arrested after allegedly beating her daughter with a shoe for coming out as gay, and forcing her to strip naked and masturbate.

July 18, 2014