(Halifax, Nova Scotia) A high school hockey coach has been told he won’t be leading the Halifax-area team next season after a parent complained about offensive material printed in the team’s program, which the school’s principal acknowledges is sexist and homophobic.
(Maputo) Representatives from LGBT groups throughout Africa are calling for governments to end homophobia and repeal laws against homosexuality.
(Los Angeles, California) A group that administers youth programs for the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments is little more than a shill organization for the Boy Scouts of America and should be dropped the city has been told.
(Washington) The US Supreme Court has decided not to get involved in an ongoing legal battle between followers of the Rev. Fred Phelps and the family of a Marine killed in Iraq.
(Rochester, New York) Gays and lesbians demonstrated in upstate New York Monday after Monroe County announced it will appeal a ruling that the marriages of same-sex couples performed across the border in Canada must be recognized in New York.
(Toronto, Ontario) An openly gay police officer in Kingston wants the Canadian government to grant him asylum, saying his life is in danger at home because of his sexuality.
(Hollywood, California) A documentary film on the struggle by New Jersey police officer Laurel Hester’s struggle to have her domestic partner recognized as her next of kin has won an Academy Award.
(Seattle, Washington) Ric Weiland, one of the first employees hired by Microsoft, and the first who was openly gay, has left $65-million to LGBT, HIV/AIDS, and education organizations.
(Kingston, New York) The Hudson Valley LGBT Community Center has settled its lawsuit against the City of Kingston over the Center’s property tax exemption.
(Miami, Florida) Janice Langbehn and Lisa Pond had planned to take their three children on a family cruise. The Olympia, Washington couple had been together 18 years and with their children were looking forward to the holiday.