A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, proves yet again that same sex couples are essentially no different than heterosexual couples. This study focused on the brain chemistry of gay co-fathers, and discovered that the chemistry in question is similar to that of heterosexual co-parents.
On March 21, Pennsylvania has joined the 18 states (and District of Columbia) who already allow gay marriage, bringing us to a grand total of 19! Rue Landau and Kerry Smith, a lesbian couple, were the first to get a marriage license at Philadelphia City Hall. They made sure to make it since all couples who get a license will have to wait three days to get married unless they can convince a judge to waive the waiting period. Although this is big victory there is still so much more progress to be made, especially in the southeast where there has yet to be a state to allow gay marriage.
Check out this awesome video to see Roberts' words on the Michael Sam kiss (aka The Kiss Seen Round The World). Her reflections are honest, real and make us love her all the more.
A pair of gay Humboldt penguins named Jumbs and Kermit (cutest names ever?) have been a couple since 2012, when they paired up and waddled off in love at the Wingham Wildlife Park in Kent, England. The one sad point in their coupling? They can't reproduce together. As they've exhibited no interest in the female penguins in their habitat, Jumbs and Kermit would never be able to become parents. At least, that's what everyone thought.
Molly Schumate won’t let anyone tell her how to behave, and certainly won’t allow anyone to stop her from celebrating who her son is.
Adorable isn't often a word that one would apply to a football player, but in the case of Michael Sam, it is an apt description. We are big fans of Sam here; he seems like a genuinely polite, considerate, kind young man. So naturally, when he was drafted to the NFL, we were overjoyed for him. And Michael Sam's reaction to the news that he'd be playing in the big leagues sealed our love for him.
One Toyota of Oakland, a Northern California car dealership, recently took a quiet but very real step forward in regards to homosexuality and LGBT families.
HGTV cancelled their new series Flip It Forward before it even debuted. Why? The show's hosts, David and Jason Benham, were outed for supposedly having anti-abortion and anti-gay views similar to their father, Flip Benham, a famous pro-life campaigner who thinks it's fun to picket outside of abortion clinics. (Because, you know, everyone who enters an abortion clinic really wants to be there.) Was it fair?
In Alex Dang's stirring spoken word poem "Time I've Been Mistaken for a Girl", he recounts the number of times and many ways in which his gender and sexuality were called into question. People in the world didn't understand him and he was alienated from his family all because he was different. Love was strained in his life because of his natural orientation, something that should never be an issue. Listen to Alex's moving words, and decide for yourself.
Ellen Page officially came out in February while giving her speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference. She has since been met with a great deal of love and support. Recently, she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime show and ladies discussed how liberating coming out is, and the stress and fear they each experiences before taking them plunge themselves.
Singer/producer The-Dream released a new song on April 29, and everyone should be listening (and watching the video).
The United Nations Human Rights Office recently launched a campaign to promote equality and acceptance around the globe, and this video, titled The Welcome, is going a long way to spread the word.
Everyone's favorite blue collar sex symbol, Taylor Kitsch first raised pulses as wounded bad boy football star Tim Riggins in 'Friday Night Lights.' In May, he tackles a very different role: a gay man dying of AIDS in the HBO adaptation of the play 'The Normal Heart', set in the early years of the crisis.