June 18, 2012

Terry Branstad, Iowa Governor, Slapped With $1 Million Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

Commissioner Christopher Godfrey is demanding $1 million in compensation Iowa Governor Terry Branstad asked him to resign and later cut Godfrey’s salary after he refused. Godfrey is alleging defamation, harassment, sexual discrimination and extortion against the state based on his sexual orientation.  Godfrey claims he was treated differently than others because he is gay.  In a statement issued by a spokesperson for the Iowa governor, the governor believes he was was acting well within the […]
March 20, 2012

Danny Evins, Restaurant Founder and Focus of Controversy, Dies at 76

Danny Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, passed away on January 14, 2012, at the age of 76. Evins sparked controversy in 1991 after he defended a company directive to fire employees “whose sexual preferences fail to demonstrate normal heterosexual values.”
January 31, 2012

Gay Seniors Fear Housing Discrimination

There is no denying the population is aging. Recent studies show that many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities.
February 7, 2011

Aircraft Carrier Commander Relieved of Duty After Airing Explicit Videos

Captain Owen Honors was relieved of duty Tuesday as commander of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise after sexually charged videos taken aboard the ship surfaced on the internet.  The videos were shot during 2006 and 2007 deployments.  The videos depicted simulated masturbation, suggestive shower scenes with multiple women and gay slurs.  In one seen Captain Honors appears in a towel and shower cap outside the stall where two men are seen washing each other. In […]
January 6, 2011

Barack Obama Signs Law Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

President Barack Obama brought the long political struggle over the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to an end on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, by signing legislation that will put a stop to the military’s ban on openly gay men and women serving in the armed forces.  The policy was enacted in 1993 under President Bill Clinton.  At the time the Department of Defense Directive 1332.14 had a policy that stated homosexuality is incompatible […]
November 10, 2010

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Places Harsh Penalties Against Homosexuals

The country of Uganda is pushing to pass a controversial “anti-gay” bill that would call for stiff penalties against homosexuality.  The law will include life imprisonment and the death penalty.  This law is an effort to protect the traditional family here in Africa, and also protect the future of our children.  The push to pass the bill comes in the wake of a controversial article printed in a Ugandan newspaper.  Uganda’s “top 100 homosexuals” an […]
November 5, 2010

Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting an end to the ban on openly gay troops.  U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ permanent worldwide injunction, praised by gay rights organizations, orders the military “immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced” under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. President Barack Obama is pushing for […]