The military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy has led to the discharges of more than 13,000 gay servicemembers, at times an average of one every day. Servicemembers like Lacye Presley and Holly Tomson.
Three men in Galveston, Texas, were charged with hate crimes for their actions on March 1, 2009. One has already been convicted, a second man pleaded guilty Friday and a third man is scheduled to go on trial in April.
African and British human rights campaigners protested the prosecution and imprisonment of the Malawian same-sex couple on charges of homosexuality, and against the Commonwealth’s failure to condemn their arrest and detention.
In an effort make sure LGBT couples and their families are counted, the Equal Roots Coalition has enlisted the assistance of veteran actor George Takei and his husband, Brad Altman, to help get the word out.