advertising's long march out of the closet
Adweek.com, June 17, 2013
In the wake of their gay dads ad, Penney's stood firm, releasing a statement
that said: "We want to be a store for all Americans." More and
more brands want the same thing, making their intentions clear with similarly
and lesbian couples are poorer than straight ones
Slate.com, June 6, 2013
Gay and lesbian Americans are often portrayed and stereotypes as disproportionately
affluent, but it's more likely that relatively affluent gay people are
simply more visible. A new report by V. Lee Badgett, Laura E. Durso, Alyssa
Schneebaum for the Williams Institute at UCLA shows that in many respects
LGBT couples are actually more economically stressed than their straight
the Affordable Care Act helps the LGBT community
Center for American Progress, May 30, 2013
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 will touch the lives of all Americans.
For the LGBT, community in particular, these changes have the potential
to dramatically improve access to coverage and care.
some gay couples reclaim old marriage traditions
TheAtlantic.com, May 29, 2013
Same-sex couples approach the age-old issues of changing their last names
and deciding what to call their partners.
Island Pines: The architecture of seduction
New York Times, May 23, 2013
For 60 summers, Fire Island Pines has provided both shelter and refuge
to generations of gay men.
Gay Guide to Wedded Bliss
The Atlantic, May 23, 2013
Research finds that same-sex unions are happier than heterosexual marriages.
What can gay and lesbian couples teach straight ones about living in harmony?
Million Moms: Intolerance of Biblical Proportions
By Paul Joannides, Psychology Today, May 21, 2013
How a fundamentalist Christian group markets intolerance of gays and lesbians
Up, Gays: They're Coming to Recruit You
Slog.TheStranger.com, May 21, 2013
No, it's not a joke. A poster with a wise saying like, "Keep Calm,
Carry Guns" illustrated bizarrely with a tree and firearms, or a
lesbian couple embracing a rifle with the caption, "Some people dislike
gays. Others dislike Guns. We should not base our laws on personal dislikes."
gay couples can expect if DOMA falls
JDSupra.com, May 16, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a challenge to the federal
Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) before its summer recess,
and legal experts are already in disarray over what the ruling could mean
for same-sex married couples who live in, work in, or move to one of the
38 states that specifically bar the recognition of gay marriage.
Americans see gay, lesbian orientation as birth factor
Gallup.com, May 16, 2013
Currently, 47% of Americans view being gay or lesbian as a sexual orientation
individuals are born with, while 33% instead believe it is due to external
factors such as upbringing or environment. That 14-percentage-point gap
in favor of "nature" over "nurture" is the largest
Gallup has measured to date. As recently as two years ago, the public
was evenly divided.
danger: Pickup crimes in the gay community
Windy City Times, May 15, 2013
On April 15, 2010, a well-known Washington, D.C., school principal named
Brian Betts was found murdered in his home. In the weeks that followed,
investigators learned that Betts, 42, had arranged a meeting with his
attacker through a sex chat line a few hours before the murder.
gays flock to Portland to become parents
HispanicBusiness.com, May 15, 2013
Portland, Ore., famous for its coffeehouses, indie music, microbreweries
and bookstores, is now gaining recognition -- particularly among gay couples
-- for a lesser-known attraction: reproductive medicine.
Brothers: The evolution of an LGBT ally
Advocate.com, May 14, 2013
The well-known psychologist went from advising 'ex-gay' therapy to being
unequivocally supportive of LGBT people.
are straight men using lesbian dating sites?
Telegraph.co.uk, May 9, 2013
Lesbian online dating apps are increasingly on 'penis duty', according
to website developers, who claim more straight men than ever are posing
as gay women - in some cases just for fun.
Yorker cover art features lesbian parents
PinkNews.co.uk, May 8, 2013
The New Yorker magazine in the US has unveiled its latest cover, which
features an image of a lesbian couple waking up on Mothers’ Day
to gifts from their children.
Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame launched
Windy City Times, May 1, 2013
A new hall of fame — the first of its kind in the U.S. — has
been established to honor individuals and organizations whose achievements
and efforts have enhanced the fields of sports and athletics for the gay
and lesbian community.
gay athletes, sponsorship may be just around the corner
Trust.org, April 30, 2013
Jason Collins decision to come out as an openly gay male athlete will
serve as a test case for U.S. sports leagues, his future teammates and
fans. Not to mention Madison Avenue.
force calls for routine HIV testing for all adults
Reuters, April 30, 2013
An influential U.S. panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans
aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high
risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV
hidden cost of health care for same-sex couples
Advocate.com, April 10, 2013
For same-sex couples, whose marriages aren't recognized by the federal
government, the costs of getting health care add up quickly.
America got past the anti-gay politics of the '90s
The Atlantic, April 9, 2013
As more and more politicians announce their support for same-sex marriage,
they and the nation must grapple with uncomfortable statements they made
not so long ago.
the medical needs of LGBT patients
American Medical News, April 8, 2013
Physicians are well aware that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
patients face particular obstacles in the health care system, and fully
meeting the clinical needs of this population can be challenging for medicine.
new lesbian dad
Advocate.com, April 8, 2013
How some women are reinventing what it means to be a parent.
couples making new wedding rituals
The San Bernadino Sun, April 2, 2013
This generation of gays and lesbians is creating a new set of rites and
rituals incorporating both old and new traditions, says author Steven
Petrow, who lives in Hillsborough, N.C., a state that doesn't allow same-sex
gays and lesbians in the banking sector
TheFinancialBrand.com, April 2, 2013
As societal attitudes towards the LGBT community have changed, so too
have financial marketers approach to this lucrative target market.
Florida's first gay retirement home paving the way
Ledger-Enquirer, April 1, 2013
It's South Florida's first gay retirement home. Tom Duffy, a retired catering
business owner, converted what once was a small Wilton Manors assisted
living facility to create his dream: Secret Garden, an independent living
center where gay men can be themselves as they age.