Politics and Activism for the Lesbian / Bisexual Community
What are gay rights?
What are gay rights? What are the issues gays and lesbians care about and are fighting for?
Where Do Most Gays and Lesbians Live?
Where do the most gays and lesbians live? In what cities do the most gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people live?
What Countries Allow Gays to Serve Openly in the Military?
These countries allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Soldier
Stories of gay men and lesbians who have served in the United States military.
Prop 8 Protests USA
Rallies and protests of
What is Question 1 in Maine?
Question 1 in Maine will determine the fate of same-sex marriage in that state.
What is Referendum 71 in Washington?
Referendum 71 in Washington will either approve or do away with the state of Washington's domestic partnership law.
Gays in the Military 2004
Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been in effect for 10 years now. How has the military policy on gay and lesbian soldiers affected national security? Gays in the Military Expert, Mary Ann Humphrey Keever, author of My Country, My Right to Serve shares her thoughts.
John Kerry on GLBT Issues
Where does presidential candidate John Kerry stand on issues such as gay marriage and employment non-discrimination? Read this profile to find out.
President Bush on Gay Marriage
The President of the United States has come out against gay and lesbian marriage and has endorsed an Constitutional Amendment declaring marriage as between a man and a woman only.
Do Lesbians have their own Pride March?
Lesbians have a gay pride parade of their own called the Dyke March.
What is the Uniting American Families Act?
For gay and lesbian couples wishing to sponsor their partners to live in the United States, the Uniting American Families Act may be the solution. This article explains the issues with gay and lesbians wishing to immigrate to the United States and how the Uniting American Families Act can help.
Can Straights Go to Gay Pride?
Gay Pride is not just for homosexuals. Friends, families and supporters also go to watch and march in the Gay Pride parade.
Why are Gays so Flamboyant?
I don't care who you sleep with, but why do you have to flaunt it? This is a question gays and lesbians often hear. Here's one answer to that question.
Why do Gays Need a Pride Day?
Why do Gays and lesbians celebrate Gay Pride?
Psychological Impact of Anti-Gay Ballot Measures on LGBT Community
I was depressed after an anti-gay ballot measure was passed in my state, and many states across the country. Turns out depression is a common effect of witnessing your rights being voted upon.
Al Sharpton on LGBT Issues
Presidential Candidate Al Sharpton shares his views on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
Richard Gephardt on GLBT Issues
Democratic Presidental Candidate Richard Gephardt has a lesbian daughter. Where does he stand on issues of importance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans communities?
General Wesley Clark on Gay/Lesbian Issues
Madonna has endorsed Wesley Clark. So where does he stand on issues of importance to the gay and lesbian community?
Who is Matthew Shepard?
Matthew Shepard was a gay college student from Laramie, WY who was murdered in a hate crime because he was gay.
Best Companies for Lesbians
Girlfriends magazine and Human Rights Campaign each rank the best companies for gay, lesbian, bisexual and lesbians to work for.
President Bush on Gay and Lesbian Marriage
President Bush is against same-sex marriage. Read more about his opinion here.
What relationship rights do same-sex couples have in Illinois?
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Illinois, but civil unions are. What are civil unions and what rights come with them?
What is a Domestic Partnership?
What is a Domestic Partnership?
What do you think of the word "Queer?"
Is the word queer offensive? What do you think of the word queer?
Is the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in Sight?
A federal court has ruled the military cannot discharge someone just because they are gay. Does that mean "Don't Ask, Don't Tells" days are numbered?
Bill Richardson on Gay and Lesbian Issues
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson is running for president in 2008. Where does Bill Richardson stand on issues of importance to the gay and lesbian community?
What do you think of the word "Dyke?"
What do you think of the word "Dyke?" Is it offensive? Does it describe a certain kind of lesbian or is it an inclusive word for all lesbians?
Mike Huckabee - Presidential Candidate 2008
Mike Huckabee is running for president in 2008. What is Mike Huckabee's stand on gay and lesbian issues? Does he support gay marriage or civil unions? What should gay and lesbian voters know about Mike Huckabee and his run for United States President?
Which States Have Employment Protection Laws for Gays and Lesbians?
Which states have laws that protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) from discrimination? These states have Employment Nondiscrimination Laws (ENDA) that protect LGBT people.
Ron Paul - 2012 Presidential Candidate
Ron Paul is running for president 2012 in the Republican party. Where does Ron Paul stand on issues of importance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community?
Ten Things NOT to Say to a Lesbian
These are things a lesbian never wants to hear again.
Rick Santorum on LGBT Issues
Where does republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum stand on issues important to the LGBT community?
What is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007?
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 will make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation.
Is Gay Marriage Legal in Washington State?
Washington passed a gay marriage bill that was signed by the Governor. Does that mean gay marriage is now legal in Washington State?
Lesbians in Iran
What is life like for lesbians in Iran? Do Iranian lesbians really face torture and death of they come out?
Presidential Candidate Sam Brownback on Gay and Lesbian Issues
Where does 2008 presidential candidate Sam Brownback stand on issues of importance to the gay and lesbian community like employment non-discrimination laws, don't ask, don't tell, gay marriage and civil unions?
John McCain - 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate
Where does presidential candidate John McCain stand on issues of importance to the gay and lesbian community? This article takes a look at John McCain and issues in the GLBT community.
My trip to the Feminist Hullaballoo: Santa Fe New Mexico
Retts Scauzillo traveled to the Feminist Hullaballoo in Sante Fe, NM and gives this report back to Lesbian Life.
Best Lesbian Blogs
These lesbian and gay blogs make my list for top lesbian blogs.
Lesbianism in the Koala Bear
Homosexuality does exist in the animal kingdom and a group of lesbian koalas from Australia are the latest to come out.
Wisconsin Gay Rights The Fight for Gay Rights in Wisconsin
Wisconsin already bans gay marriage. What other restrictions is Wisconsin trying to pass against gays and lesbians?
Gays in the Military: Military Service Members okay with Gay Soldiers
A new poll shows that most military service members know gay or lesbian soldiers and it just doesn't matter to them. So, why is "Don't ask, Don't Tell" still in place? Here's more about the acceptance of gays in the military.
How to Fight Racism in the LGBT Community
Just because we're queer, doesn't mean we don't have the same prejudices and stereotypes of the larger world. If you want to be part of the solution, here are some tips on how to fight racism in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.
Top National Lesbian Organizations
These organizations advocate and offer support for lesbians, bisexual women, and in some cases, gay men and trans individuals. Here are the top national organizations for lesbians.
Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Candidate
Barack Obama is running for president in 2008. What is Barack Obama's stand on gay and lesbian issues? Does he support gay marriage or civil unions? What should gay and lesbian voters know about Barack Obama and his run for United States President?
Colorado Gay Marriage - Colorado Civil Unions
Colorado is in a unique position this election year. Voters will have a change to vote both for and against gay rights. Voters will have the chance to outlaw gay marriage, while at the same time, vote for a law to allow civil unions. Amendment 43, if passed, will prohibit gay marriage, and Referendum I, if passed will grant domestic partners...
Mitt Romney - 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts. Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage, so does that mean he is supportive of gay and lesbian issues? This article explores where Mitt Romney stands on gay and lesbian issues.
Gay Marriage Arizona - the Fight for Gay Marriage in Arizona
Prop 107 would make gay marriage and legal recognition of domestic partnerships illegal in the state of Arizona. Gay Marriage in Arizona would not be allowed, as would other protections to unmarried couples, straight or gay.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Gays in the Military
The United States military has a policy for gay and lesbian service men that is commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." What exactly is "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and how is it enforced?
Supreme Court: What Can Gays and Lesbians Do?
What can gays and lesbians do to influence the nominations to the Supreme Court. How will the Supreme Court nominations impact the gay and lesbian (GLBT) community?
Where do the Least Amount of Gays and Lesbians Live?
Where do the least amount of gay people live in the United States? These places have the smallest population percentage of LGBT people in the US.
Is there a difference in the terms "queer" and "gay/lesbian"?
What does the word queer mean? Is it okay to use queer instead of saying gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender?
Employment Non-Discrimination Act 2003
If passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 2003 will protect gay and lesbian workers. Read about what ENDA will and will not do.
What States Can You Be Fired for Being Gay?
Where can you be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans? Which states do not protect gay workers from discrimination?
What Does the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Mean?
Now that Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been repealed. What will life be like for gays and lesbians in military service? What rights will they gain and which ones won't they?
What is the Federal Law about Hospital Visitation?
What is the Federal Law about Hospital Visitation for Same-Sex Couples? President Obama passed a hospital visitation law for same-sex couples. What does it do?
What is Question 6 in Maryland?
Maryland voters will decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage in their state. Here's what you need to know about Question 6 and the Maryland ballot measure in November 2012.
What is the Gay Marriage amendment in Minnesota?
There is a constitutional amendment in Minnesota to ban same-sex marriage in that state. Voters will decide in November 2012 whether or not to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Learn more about the background of the issue and how to vote.
Inger and Philippa's story
Inger and Phillipa are in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together. Unfortunately, discriminatory immigration laws prevent them from doing so. This is their story.
Barack Obama Versus Mitt Romney on Lesbian and Gay Issues
Barack Obama is being challenged by Mitt Romney for President of the United States 2012. Let's compare Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on LGBT rights and issues of importance to the gay and lesbian community 2012.
Zach Wahls Interview
Zach Wahls became an overnight sensation when his YouTube video before the Iowa legislature went viral. Zach Wahls is now an author of a book about growing up with two moms and an activist for marriage equality and opening up the Boy Scouts to all regardless of sexual orientation.
Married Couple is Stunned to be Denied Access to US
After their wedding, Jocelyn and Shawn went on a honey moon to Mexico. But when they tried to return to the US, customs denied Jocelyn, who is a Mexican citizen, entry into the US. The two are now fighting to stay together.
Supreme Court and Gay Marriage: What’s at Stake?
The United States Supreme Court will rule in 2013 on two important gay rights decisions. The first involves California's Prop 8. The other involves the Defense of Marriage (DOMA) act. What's at stake?
Jocelyn & Shawn: An Update
Jocelyn and Shawn were married in Washington in December 2012. After their honeymoon in Mexico, Jocelyn was not allowed to come back into the US because she is a Mexican citizen. This is an update to their story.
Lesbian Immigration Struggles
Guest writer Gina Daggett takes a look at US Immigration Law and one lesbian couple's struggle to stay together.
Top LGBT-Friendly Colleges for 2012
Here is the list of the Top LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities for 2012.
The Return of a Soldier: Stacy Vasquez
Stacy Vasquez was discharged from the military under Don't Ask, Don't Tell. She spoke with Lesbian Life about her journey and her plans to return to military service now that the ban is lifted.
Republican Presidental Candidates on LGBT Issues
As the 2012 race for the White House amps up, learn where different candidates stand on LGBT issues.
Best of 2012 for LGBT Rights
2012 was a stellar year for LGBT rights. Here's a recap and rundown of the best events of 2012 for the LGBT community.
Gay Marriage Updates May 2013
May 2013 has been a stellar month for the rights of gay and lesbian Americans. So many states are legalizing same-sex marriage it seems like they're hardly getting any media attention anymore.
2010 was a year of ups and downs for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their supporters. Here we take a look at some of the best moments in 2010 for the LGBT community.
2010 was a year of ups and downs for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their supporters. Here we take a look at some of the worst moments and events in 2010 for the LGBT community.
Marriage Equality Rally in Portland, March 26, 2013
Information about the marriage equality rally in Portland, OR and the latest on same-sex marriage.
Newt Gingrich on LGBT Issues
Where does Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stand on issues like gay and lesbian rights?
Rick Perry on Gay and Lesbian Issues
Rick Perry is a Republican Candidate for President in 2012. Where does Rick Perry stand on gay and lesbian issues?
Herman Cain on LGBT Issues
Where does Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stand on LGBT issues?
Michele Bachmann on LGBT Issues
Where does Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann stand on issues of importance to the LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans) communities?
Lesbians Travel Around the World for Gay Rights
Out and Around: Lisa Dazols and Jenni Chang are setting out for a journey around the world in search of LGBT activists.