Florida Attorney Helps Gay Asylum Seekers

As featured in Edge Magazine a publication dedicated to the presentation of local and national news & information for the GLBT community. Homophobia still runs rampant around much of the world, but the global LGBT community is experiencing change as human rights advocates like Grace Gomez fight for change. Grace Gomez, a Coral Gables, Fla.,…

Let the Wedding Bells (and Cash Registers) Ring in N.Y.

As featured in Edge Magazine a publication dedicated to the presentation of local and national news & information for the GLBT community. On Friday, June 24, New York City’s West Village erupted in celebration as hundreds gathered outside the historic Stonewall Inn to celebrate one of the most significant victories in the modern gay rights…

Going Beyond the Predictable PR Exercise

As featured in Edge Magazine a publication dedicated to the presentation of local and national news & information for the GLBT community. On Feb. 25, Christian Dior fashion designer John Galliano was arrested in Paris on charges of assault and for making anti-Semitic remarks directed towards a couple in a Marais café. Under French law,…

The Repeal of ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: An American Imperative

As featured in Edge Magazine a publication dedicated to the presentation of local and national news & information for the GLBT community. Sept. 20th solidified the historic repeal of ’don’t ask, don’t tell,’ which was passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama late last year. The president, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman…

City extends tax stipend to married same-sex employees

This week Cambridge, MA became the first city to offer stipends to same-sex married public employees who face additional tax liabilities for benefits received under employment.  The unprecedented legislation will effectively subsidize the additional tax liability assumed by same-sex married couples that receive health benefits from their employers. Under federal tax law, employer-provided health benefits…

Domestic Partner Benefits: The Hidden Costs Affecting LGBT Employees

Domestic Partner Benefits: The Hidden Costs Affecting LGBT Employees Many businesses are finally recognizing the value of diversity and equality in the workplace.  As a result, by offering domestic partner health benefits, companies are attracting many qualified LGBT employees.  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reported roughly 58% of Fortune 500 companies offer domestic partner benefits…

New York State approves same-sex marriage: let the wedding bells (and cash registers) ring

New York State approves same-sex marriage: let the wedding bells (and cash registers) ring On Friday, June 24 2011 New York City’s West Village erupted in celebration as hundreds gathered outside the historic Stonewall Inn to celebrate one of the most significant victories in the modern gay rights movement – the legalization of same-sex marriage….

GOP Funders Back Same-Sex Marriage in New York

GOP Funders Back Same-Sex Marriage in New York The tides for marriage equality may be changing.  The New York Times recently reported a coalition of gay rights organizations received a large financial donation from an unlikely source: wealthy donors to the Republican Party.  The small, yet highly influential group of donors “represent some of New…