Posts tagged gay

Lesbian Beauty Queen Ready for Miss South Carolina Pageant

For the first time in history, the pageant has an openly gay contestant. She’s also multi-racial, and many are calling her the new face of the south.

Read More

Three Undocumented LGBT Youth Honored at NYC Pride Weekend

Every year, the Colin Higgins Foundation grants three Youth Courage Awards to acknowledge young people fostering the next generation of LGBT leadership. This year, all three honorees have two things in common: they all have come out as LGBT and undocumented.

Meet the three honorees. 

Historic Win For Gay Marriage: Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

image

In a momentous decision for same-sex couples, the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, ruling that it is unconstitutional. The court also dismissed the Prop 8 appeal, allowing same-sex marriage in California

Read More

A Year After Unsolved Shooting, Lesbian Texas Teen Makes Heroic Recovery

A teenager who was shot in a brutal attack that claimed her girlfriend’s life has learned to sit, walk and even smile again one year after the couple’s assailant left them for dead in a quiet bayside park.

Read More

Oldest Latino Civil Rights Group: More Support Needed For LGBT Youth

Three quarters of gay Latino youth surveyed in a new study feel school is a safe place for them to be — but the authors say 75 percent is not enough.  

Read More 

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Latina Judge To Federal Court

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Thursday the first ever openly gay Latina to the federal judiciary. Nitza Quiñones Alejandro was nominated by President Obama to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Read More

Transgender Latina Creates Safe Haven For Multicultural LGBT Community

When 42-year-old Ruby Corado was 16, her parents had her immigrate to the United States from El Salvador to escape the civil war. She says that when she arrived in Washington D.C. in 1986, she noticed that there were very few resources for Latinos in the area, and none for LGBT Latinos.

Read More

What am I? Actor Wilson Cruz: My Identity Is My Sword

Wilson Cruz, actor and National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer at GLAAD talks about his identity in the next installment of NBCLatino’s What Am I series:

I am a Puerto Rican gay man. That is how I identify. That is my identity. I say Puerto Rican first because it is the obvious. It’s written all over my face. It’s in the curl of my hair, in the width of my nose, and in the color of my skin.

Read More

Mariela Castro to Get Gay Rights Award in Philly

The daughter of Cuban leader Raul Castro will be allowed to travel to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advocacy, officials said Tuesday, reversing a previous decision to reject her visa request.

Read More

As Supreme Court Hears Arguments, Latinos Increasingly In Favor Of Gay Marriage

 As the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against California’s Proposition 8 - the state’s ban on same-sex marriage – the reality is that Latino public opinion – as well as the position of many Latino leaders – is increasingly supportive of gay marriage.

Read More