LGBT community brings out media guide for improved reporting

File photo of a gay parade in the city Asserting its space in the society, the LGBT (lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, also known as “sexual minority” has come out with a manual specifying how it wants to be addressed, particularly by the media. The manual, called Sanchar Media Guide, has been described as… Read more »

Detroit Tigers to host first LGBT Pride Night in June

The Detroit Tigers will hold their first LGBT Pride Night on June 3 when the team hosts the Oakland Athletics, reports The Detroit News‘s Tony Paul. Detroit is the fourth club that will be holding a LGBT Pride Night this season, joining the A’s, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, who have been holding a LGBT night since… Read more »

Aetna aims for LGBT community with targeted marketing test

Aetna is urging gay customers to “be proud” — and consider buying its coverage — as part of a new, narrow focus to selling health insurance in a business where the individual’s buying decision matters more than it used to. The nation’s third-largest health insurer is using mobile phone apps, print ads and a recently… Read more »

Civilities: All your questions about LGBT/straight social dilemmas

Every other Tuesday, Steven Petrow (the author of “Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay Lesbian Manners”) addresses questions about LGBT and straight etiquette in his column, Civilities. In between, join Steven for his chat — about everything that’s on your mind. Here’s more about Steven’s “Civilities” column and what makes him the person to dole out advice…. Read more »

LGBTs have moved into the mainstream

Pat Robertson shared a revelation last week. The LGBT agenda, he warned, will force straight people to “like” gay sexual practices. Regardless of Robertson’s feverish fantasies – delivered on his 700 Club show – same-sex intimacies are unlikely to become all the rage. But gay people do seem to have attained an unprecedented level of… Read more »

Seder brings together Las Vegas’ Jewish, LGBT communities

Men, women and children were offered their pick from a basket of rainbow-colored yarmulkes as they arrived at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada for a Passover celebration Monday night. Everyone who is hungry is welcome at a Passover Seder, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and people who are transgender. By tradition, everyone… Read more »

LGBT Group Plans Actions for Change

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The LGBT community is celebrating and planning Saturday after what they call a week-long battle. The meeting comes after Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a Religious Freedom Bill into law late this week. LGBT members say, having their voices heard by legislators is only fuel to change more in the state. This… Read more »

Teachers back call over LGBT rights

Schools should be made to include a positive view of same-sex relationships as part of their sex education policies, teachers have said. While gains have been made in society on LGBT rights, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are still prevalent in schools, according to the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Figures from an NUT poll of… Read more »

LGBT in the South Conference planned

Gay pride flags flying at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) ASHEVILLE – More than 450 people plan to gather at the Diana Wortham Theatre next week to talk about LGBT equality in the South. Intersectionality and collaboration will be the core themes at the Campaign for Southern Equality’s second annual LGBT… Read more »