A new survey finds that approximately two-thirds of Americans oppose allowing small business owners to refuse to provide goods or services to minority groups based on the owners’ religious beliefs. However, an ever-increasing number of Americans believe they should have the right to deny service based on a prospective customer’s sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, […] The post Support for religiously-based refusals is on the rise, survey says appeared first on Metro Weekly .
The Human Rights Campaign has named Alphonso David, a nationally-recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and advocate, will lead the organization as its new president starting in August. David will be the first civil rights lawyer and the first person of color to serve as the organization’s president in its nearly 40-year history. He is the […] The post Human Rights Campaign names Alphonso David as new president appeared first on Metro Weekly .
Elizabeth Warren says gay couples should be refunded $57 million for tax returns filed before marriage equality
Prior to the repeal of DOMA, married same-sex couples were denied tax benefits that heterosexual couples enjoyed The post Elizabeth Warren says gay couples should be refunded $57 million for tax returns filed before marriage equality appeared first on Metro Weekly .
Six out of seven nations surveyed found honor killings more acceptable than homosexuality The post Arab nations are more accepting of honor killings than homosexuality, study says appeared first on Metro Weekly .
For the first time, Maryland’s historic Glen Echo Park will hold its first-ever LGBTQ Family Day on Sunday, June 23. The family-friendly Pride-themed event, hosted by openly gay Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass (D-At-Large), will feature a hands-on arts and crafts area, face painting, rides on the historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel, a Cat in the […] The post Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass hosts LGBTQ Family Day on June 23 appeared first on Metro Weekly .
AQUA DC, the local queer Asian Pacific Islander group, and LULAC Lambda, D.C.’s local LGBTQ Latinx organization, will host a joint fundraiser at the DC Eagle on Saturday, July 6. That night, representatives from both clubs will offer patrons Jell-O shots and draft beer in exchange for donations. Suggested donations are $2 per Jell-O shot, […] The post AQUA DC and LULAC Lambda to hold joint Jell-O shot fundraiser at DC Eagle on July 6 appeared first on Metro Weekly .