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West Point Rejects Lesbian Cadet's Readmission

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is still law of the land

(Newser) - Don't Ask, Don't Tell may be on its way out, but it's not gone yet: West Point won't let a lesbian former cadet get back in because the law remains in place, reports the AP . Katherine Miller left the military academy after her sophomore year last... More »

Kidnap of Lesbian's Daughter Linked to Christian Network

Tennessee pastor arrested for aiding ex-lesbian mom

(Newser) - Investigators believe a network of Christian groups helped an evangelical ex-lesbian kidnap her daughter from her estranged lesbian partner and spirit the girl away to Central America. Lisa Miller disappeared with her daughter, Isabella, after losing a custody battle with ex-partner Janet Jenkins in late 2009. Tennessee pastor Timothy Miller... More »

9M Americans Gay or Bisexual

But we need better surveys for a more accurate number: demographer

(Newser) - The true number remains elusive, but one demographer estimates that more than 9 million Americans—roughly the population of New Jersey—are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Gary Gates averaged the results of five US surveys conducted between 2004 and 2009 to find that 3.5% of Americans identify themselves as... More »

Bishops Fight for Right to Block Gays in Fed Housing

It's an issue of 'religious freedom,' say lawyers

(Newser) - An association of Catholic bishops is battling a pending regulation that would ban discrimination against anyone based on "sexual orientation or gender identity" in federally funded housing projects. The rules would force some religious groups to compromise their beliefs or quit the housing programs, argued lawyers for the US... More »

In College, Less Lesbian Experimenting Than Thought

Was it all just a male-driven fantasy?

(Newser) - Ahh, college: that magical time when women dabble in same-sex experimentation. Or not. A new study from the CDC shows that women who did not finish high school were actually more likely to have dipped their toes in the same-sex pool, the New York Times reports. “It may be... More »

San Francisco Opens Country's First Gay Museum

Only other one like it in the world is in Germany

(Newser) - What holds sex toys, manuscripts, and Harvey Milk’s pink sunglasses? America’s first gay museum, opening today in San Francisco. The GLBT History Museum is only the second of its kind in the world; the other is in Germany, reports the Chronicle . The city should have had such a... More »

Oprah to Barbara Walters: 'I'm Not a Lesbian'

Tearful Winfrey dismisses 'dumb rumors' in interview

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey looked to settle the gay rumors swirling about her relationship with best friend Gayle King in an interview with Barbara Walters, Mediaite reports. “I’m not a lesbian—I’m not even kind of a lesbian,” Winfrey said. The persistent "dumb rumors" are irritating, she... More »

Wedding Announcement Costs Lesbian Her Job

University says Laine Tadlock resigned; she says she was pushed out

(Newser) - Laine Tadlock lost her job at a Catholic university—not because she’s gay, not because she married a woman, but because she published a wedding announcement. Tadlock says Illinois’ Benedictine University knew about her sexual orientation when she was hired, and that the university also knew about her trip... More »

Martial Arts Expert Busts Out Underage Lesbian Lover

15-year-old taken from center where she was being 'cured'

(Newser) - A lesbian martial arts expert staged a jailbreak to free her 15-year-old lover from protective custody in Indonesia, according to cops. The girl—who authorities say admitted to having a sexual relationship with her 26-year-old taekwondo teacher—was placed in detention to "cure" her after her parents became suspicious... More »

Judge Gives Gay Air Force Nurse Personal Words of Support

'You are truly blessed as a family'

(Newser) - The judge who ordered the Air Force to reinstate a gay flight nurse yesterday also paused to deliver personal words of encouragement to Margaret Witt, notes the Seattle Times . "You said something in the trial that resonated with me," said District Court Judge Ronald Leighton. "You said... More »

Judge Orders Air Force to Reinstate Lesbian

Margaret Witt was discharged under 'don't ask, don't tell'

(Newser) - Another setback for "don't ask, don't tell": A federal judge says the Air Force violated the constitutional rights of a highly decorated flight nurse when it discharged her for being gay, and ordered that she be given her job back as soon as possible. US District Judge Ronald Leighton... More »

Texas School Rejects Lesbians' Daughter

Episcopal school doesn't agree with their lifestyle

(Newser) - A little girl in Texas was denied admission to a private school because her parents are lesbians, Fox News reports. When Jill and Tracy Harrison, who married in Canada, enrolled daughter Olivia at St. Vincent’s Episcopal School last month, they crossed out the word “father” on the admissions... More »

Radio Host Stephanie Miller Comes Out

Country star Chely Wright 'gets a toaster oven for recruiting me'

(Newser) - Syndicated radio host Stephanie Miller came out on this morning's show, crediting country singer Chely Wright with encouraging her to go public. Miller, a longtime advocate for gay rights who had been out to family and friends, has an interesting background, Edge notes : Her dad was Barry Goldwater's running mate... More »

Roseanne Daughter Comes Out

Sara Gilbert's open Hollywood secret no longer secret

(Newser) - After 8 years and two children with partner Allison Adler, Sara Gilbert has now officially come out of the closet, reports Entertainment Weekly . The Roseanne star says she doesn't believe her sexuality will be a problem on upcoming motherhood-focused talk show The Talk, which she is producing and co-hosting with... More »

America's 20 Gayest Cities

Municipalities in Texas, Ohio make the list

(Newser) - It might not shock you to discover that San Francisco has the largest concentration of gays and lesbians in America, but you might be a bit more surprised to learn that Columbus, Ohio, comes in at No. 16, ahead of Los Angeles (No. 18) and Miami (No. 20). The Daily... More »

Businesses Catering to Gay Marriages Blossom

Same-sex couples are forging new ground in weddings

(Newser) - With gay marriage comes new questions—about issues bridal magazines typically don't address. Questions like where a woman can find a tuxedo and which partner should walk down the aisle. As more brides marry brides and grooms marry grooms, new businesses and publications addressing those questions are popping up, and... More »

Why I Love My Two Moms

Ry Russo-Young grew up happy, well-adjusted

(Newser) - Having been raised by two moms, Ry Russo-Young was thrilled to see the recent study showing that kids with lesbian parents “turn out just fine.” It was a victory for her parents “after so many years of struggling to come out and have a family,” the... More »

Iceland Legalizes Gay Marriage

Parliament unanimously approves redefinition of marriage

(Newser) - With little fanfare, Iceland's parliament unanimously passed a resolution legalizing gay marriage today, Reuters reports . The Althingi voted 49-0 to add mention of unions between "man and man" and "woman and woman" to the legal definition of marriage. Iceland's tolerance for homosexuality is well known—PM Johanna Sigurdardottir... More »

Lesbian Parents Do It Better

Their kids have higher self-esteem, confidence

(Newser) - Children raised by lesbian parents perform better academically and exhibit better mental health than their peers raised by heterosexual couples, a new study found. Researchers found that kids raised by female-female couples had higher self-esteem and confidence, and showed fewer instances of rule-breaking and aggression, reports Time . More »

Idol Tanking Because Ellen's Gay

Or it could be because the show kinda sucks now...

(Newser) - American Idol is floundering, and the director of Christian Newswire knows why: Because new judge Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian. She’s a “left wing social activist” who spouts “lesbian one-liners” left and right, Gary McCullough writes, adding that “network television is on a pro-homosexuality bender" which... More »

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