Gay Rights

Actor Chris Colfer plays gay character Kurt Hummel in television’s smash hit “Glee,” and Colfer himself is also openly gay. Colfer told “Access Hollywood” that he was often bullied in school, and hopes that “Glee” can help prevent more bullying from tormenting kids. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

GLAAD Says Movies Trail TV In LGBT Roles

We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports.

08/21/2013

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, June 26, 2013 in Washington DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop. 8 Case

The gay rights movement saw a significant victory at the Supreme Court Monday, where the justices struck down part of a law barring federal benefits to married same-sex couples.

06/26/2013

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Due Wednesday

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two landmark cases regarding gay marriage on Wednesday that could have ripple affects across the nation.

06/26/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts of America participate in pre-game ceremonies prior to a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Southern Baptists Oppose Gay Boy Scouts

The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn’t explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.

06/12/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts To Decide Policy On Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America begin their annual national meeting in Grapevine on Wednesday, and the issue of gay members is front and center at this year’s two-day conference.

05/22/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For Youth

Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.

04/19/2013

A person holds a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride parade. (credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas Democrats Try To Repeal Anti-Gay Law

The Texas Legislature had outlawed homosexual activity. The Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional, but Texas lawmakers have never formally repealed it.

04/17/2013

A person holds a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride parade. (credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas May Add Legal Protection For Gay Teens

Sexually active gay teens in Texas would get new legal protections under two bills scheduled to be considered Tuesday by state lawmakers.

04/09/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry waits during his introduction before addressing Austin's largest naturalization ceremony at the Delco Activity Center on May 11, 2007 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Taylor Jones/Getty Images)

Perry To Attend Values Rally At Capitol

Conservatives who oppose abortion, gay rights and premarital sex are set to gather as Gov. Rick Perry leads a rally in support of traditional values at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday.

03/26/2013

Madonna speaks on stage at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 16, 2013 in New York City. (creidt: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Madonna Urges Boy Scouts To Lift Ban On Gays

Wearing a replica of one of the organization’s uniforms, pop singer Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays. “I think they should change their stupid rules,” she said.

03/18/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinions On Homosexuality Topic Of Boy Scouts Survey

The Boy Scouts have sent more than one million surveys to Scout volunteers and parents, trying gauge their feelings on homosexuality and the possible lifting of the organizations ban on gays.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2013

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Hundreds Protest, Lobby For Gay Rights In Texas

Hundreds of people are in Austin to lobby Texas lawmakers to support equality for lesbians, gays and the transgendered, including the right to marry.

03/11/2013

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