Pope Francis Calls For Reform, Acceptance Of Gay People
Pope Francis Calls For Reform, Acceptance Of Gay People
By Cristina Arreola | 09/20/2013 - 09:38

Pope Francis desires a “new balance” in the Catholic Church, asking for greater involvement of women and less condemnation towards gay people. 

In an interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, Pope Francis, who was elected in March, stresses the need for reform in the Catholic Church, stating that the first change must be one of “attitude.” 

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Selena Gomez's Russian Visa Denied Due to Gay Rights Stance
Selena Gomez Denied Russian Visa Due to Gay Rights Stance
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/19/2013 - 16:45

Selena Gomez won't be performing in Russia any time soon.

According to E! News, Gomez's concert promoters say that the 21-year-old's Russian visa request has been denied and will need to cancel her September 23rd and September 25th shows in St. Petersburg's Ice Palace and Moscow's Olimiisky stadium, respectively.

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Cuba Gay Rights March
LGBT Community in Cuba Celebrates Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia
By Sugey Palomares | 05/20/2013 - 12:44

The streets of Havana were home to colorful marches, cultural events, and drag shows during the celebrations for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia last Friday. The event’s scheduled included a gala bash at the capital's infamous Karl Marx Theater, where drag performers took the stage along with the popular musical group Los Van Van.

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Commentary: Too Bad Daddy Yankee Isn’t Gay
By Jesus Trivino | 04/06/2013 - 09:21

When a picture allegedly showing Daddy Yankee making out with another guy hit Twitter earlier this week, the reggaeton superstar had to once again take time out of his busy schedule to make it clear that he’s straighter than an arrow — twice.

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Sara Ramirez at the Los Angeles Confidential Pre-Emmy Party
Sara Ramirez: "I’m Going to Support the LGBT Community Until the Day I Die" (EXCLUSIVE)
By Lee Hernandez | 11/07/2012 - 16:23

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has always fought for equal rights for the LGBT community.

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Proposition 8
California Court Deems Proposition 8 "Unconstitutional"
By Sugey Palomares | 02/07/2012 - 15:03

Many opposing the Prop 8 bill are celebrating a victorious win in the justice system. The federal appeals court overturned Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, today in California. The decision was made nearly four years after the ban was passed.

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J.R. Martinez 2
EXCLUSIVE: DWTS Contestant J.R. Martinez on the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: “It’s About Time”
By Lee Hernandez | 09/27/2011 - 12:48

Before he was a TV star, J.R. Martinez was an infantryman in the U.S. Army. During his deployment to Iraq in 2003, the Salvadoran served as a Humvee driver, and when his left front tire hit a landmine, Martinez suffered burns to more than 40 percent of his body. Since then, the Army vet has undergone 33 cosmetic and skin graft surgeries.

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Brazil Recognizes Legal Rights of Same-Sex Couples, Defies Church
Brazil Recognizes Legal Rights of Same-Sex Couples, Defies Church
By Angie Romero | 05/09/2011 - 19:04

Brazil has never been a country that is afraid of defiance. Remember when they broke Merck’s patent on the AIDS drug efivarenz in 2007 in favor of a much cheaper, generic kind, in essence giving the middle finger to pharma giants?

Now, in a watershed moment for gay rights activists, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled that the legal rights of same-sex couples must be recognized, just as those of heterosexual couples are when it comes to alimony, retirement benefits, and inheritances, among others —all of which has drawn condemnation from the Roman Catholic Church.

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WATCH: Demi Lovato's Anti-Bullying Campaign
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2010 - 09:30

Demi Lovato recorded a video message for all the youth out there who may be suffering at the hands of bullies. Over the last few weeks, five teenagers have committed suicide because they were being bullied. Lovato has always felt that this issue was important, so she took a moment to let other young people know about the Pacer's kids against bullying campaign. She urges kids to visit teensagainstbullying.org and join the campaign on pacerkidsagainstbullying.org.

Check out the PSA below:

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WATCH: Rosie Perez Fights for Marriage Equality
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 11:20

Rosie Perez teamed up with Fight Back NY to share a message about equal rights and same-sex marriage. "When it comes to equality in this state and in this country, gay people deserve the same rights as everyone else. Period," declares Perez.

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