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Gestational Surrogacy Dead for Now in NYS

June 21st, 2019

State assemblymembers hesitate amid women’s rights concerns about gestational surrogacy in NY  Efforts to pass gestational surrogacy in the NY State Legislature have withered in the lower chamber and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie confirmed on June 20 that the bill is dead for now, citing concerns about women’s rights and fears of commercialization.

Deborah Glick Key Hurdle on Gestational Surrogacy

June 18th, 2019

Stonewall Democrats rip lesbian lawmaker Deborah Glick for betraying a pledge Out lesbian Assembly member Deborah Glick of Manhattan is said to be pushing back against an 11th-hour push to legalize gestational surrogacy in New York, angering the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City and others in the community just months after she toldRead Full Story »

Memories of That Night at the Stonewall Inn, From Those Who Were There

June 16th, 2019

Few people are still around who were really at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on that summer evening 50 years ago, when a raid by the police led to a violent uprising.

Straight Allies – How straight parents can raise kids to be allies, during Pride Month and beyond

June 15th, 2019

In a recent chat at our children’s school plant sale, a fellow parent shared some of the many ways their LGBTQ family loves to celebrate Pride Month each June, from wearing rainbow socks to hosting party nights.

Ecuador’s Highest Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage

June 13th, 2019

Ecuador’s highest court authorized same-sex marriage Wednesday in a landmark case seeking to expand LGBT rights in the small South American nation.

Sperm Tail-Tracking Technique Could Improve Male Fertility Testing

June 11th, 2019

Sperm tail-tracking technique analyses how sperm tails move and consume energy.

House of Lords approves LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education

June 11th, 2019

The House of Lords has given its backing to new LGBT-inclusive guidance on compulsory relationships and sex education in English schools.

Botswana’s High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex

June 11th, 2019

Botswana’s High Court ruled on Tuesday to overturn colonial-era laws that criminalized homosexuality, a decision hailed by activists as a significant step for gay rights on the African continent.

Americans’ views flipped on the gay rights movement. How did minds change so quickly?

June 9th, 2019

Fifty years after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Manhattan, spurring days of riots thatwould become a catalyst for the gay rights movement, the leap in public opinion has been followed by leaps on the ground, even as work remains.

Washington State Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Florist Who Refused a Same-Sex Couple

June 8th, 2019

The nine-member Washington State Supreme Court refused on June 6 to back down from its earlier decision that Barronelle Stutzman and her business, Arlene’s Flowers, Inc.