More than 1 million people are expected to turn out for Saturday's international rally to collectively raise their voices against discrimination and inequality. JoinTheImpact.com's Amy Balliett says she created the site and the rally just over a week ago, and the response has been immense.
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A poll released on Thursday shows that 49% of likely California voters oppose Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage. The Field Poll also showed that 44% of likely voters were in favor of the measure, while 7% remained undecided.
Mississippi incumbent U.S. senator Roger Wicker has launched an attack ad skewering challenger Ronnie Musgrove's liberal supporters, including the Human Rights Campaign. The problem, however, is that HRC did not endorse or donate money to Musgrove.
American Idol runner-up and Broadway actor Clay Aiken announces he is gay on the cover of People magazine's next issue, out Friday. Aiken, 29, recently became a father to a baby boy with friend and record producer Jaymes Foster, whom he met while performing on the show that launched his career.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is filing a suit against a Maryland school that allegedly fired a teacher because he is HIV positive.
The Virginia delegation to the Republican National Convention had to brave the Minneapolis-St. Paul area without a handy guidebook, all because the guide included information on gay-friendly local attractions.
The New York City Department of Education will start training educators this fall through a new initiative that strengthens the city's existing Respect for All antibullying policy for the city's schools. The plan was approved by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city schools chancellor Joel Klein, according to Towleroad.com.
More than 300 people were arrested for protesting in St. Paul, Minn., at the Republican National Convention since its start, two of them younger than 18. As of September 2, 120 of those individuals were arrested for felonies, while 12 were arraigned.
A gay couple who were denied housing for married couples at the University of Hawaii have settled their dispute out of court, the Associated Press reported Sunday.
No criminal prosecutions are planned for former Justice Department officials accused of allowing politics to influence the hiring of prosecutors, immigration judges, and other career government lawyers, U.S. attorney general Michael Mukasey said Tuesday.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights announced that its legal director, Shannon Price Minter, and San Francisco chief deputy city attorney Therese Stewart will be recognized by the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association with the 2008 Dan Bradley Award for their work in LGBT advocacy and fighting for marriage rights.