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San Diego Cop Fatally Shoots Gay Man; His Third Shooting Since 2013

  Joshua Adam Sisson A San Diego police officer who fatally shot a gay man on Friday has killed three people in less than three years. The victim, 30-year-old Joshua Adam Sisson (pictured), was allegedly holding a large kitchen knife to his boyfriend’s neck before fleeing the scene of the domestic dispute. Officer Richard Butera(…)

Gay Publisher Tim Campbell Has Passed Away

Gay rights activist Tim Campbell died December 26, 2015, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 76, from esophageal cancer. Campbell was perhaps best known as the publisher of the GLC Voice newspaper in Minneapolis, which came out from 1979 through 1992. During that period he was the go to person in Minneapolis for the(…)

Pride Radar – A Growing Number of Prides Around the World

  Since InterPride started its Pride Radar initiative in 2012, almost 800 Pride celebrations have been identified around the world. InterPride’s Vice-President and author of the 2014 and 2015 Pride Radar report Frank van Dalen and his team are discovering new Prides on a weekly basis. “With the global Pride movement growing, we see new(…)

Civil Rights Coalition Ready to Launch Education Campaign Following Failed Anti-Transgender Ballot Push

A coalition of California civil rights and LGBT organizations said today that supporters of a proposed anti-transgender ballot initiative announced that they have failed to submit the signatures necessary to qualify it for the November, 2016 ballot.“Privacy for All”, the group behind the failed measure, needed to submit 365,880 valid signatures to the California Secretary of(…)

HRC releases 2015 Municipal Equality Index with record number of perfect scores

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has announced that a record number of U.S. cities have achieved perfect scores on its 2015 Municipal Equality Index by establishing fully-inclusive local protections for LGBT people. The most notable trend in the annual report is the rapidly growing number of cities and towns across the nation stepping up to ensure that all(…)

Celebrated Openly Gay Air Force Officer Among 6 Killed In Afghanistan

An openly gay Air Force officer who grew up in the Bay Area was one of six American troops killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. Facebook postings on Tuesday by friends and family of Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen mourned her death on Monday and sent condolences to her wife Heather(…)