Nominate an LGBTQ Youth for a Higgins Award

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$10,000 in grants from the Colin Higgins Foundation will go to youth who stood up to bullying.

Clackamas shooting’s Lancome counter hero

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Allan Fonseca, an employee at a make-up counter in Macy’s saves one woman before rescuing others.

Senator Merkley Co-Sponsors Act Protecting LGBT Seniors

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Oregon Senator becomes a key figure in supporting the LGBT Elder Americans Act.

Chick-Fil-A agrees to stop anti-LGBT funding

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After weeks of negotiations with Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno the company has decided to reevaluate where their money goes.

Hate Free Chicken Sandwich

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Hamburger Mary’s counter’s Chick-Fil-A’s anti-marriage support with a pro gay chicken sandwich with proceeds going to the Pride Foundation.

BRO responds to SCOTUS

Today, The US Supreme Court ruled to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act including the Personal Responsibility Provision. This landmark ruling will have a profound impact on the ability of all Americans to access health care, and LGBT people in particular, because the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provisions and prohibitions on unfair insurance practices [...]

Prop 8 headed to Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Petition for Rehearing En Banc Filed by Anti-Marriage Proponents of Prop. 8 San Francisco, CA – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a request from anti-marriage forces to reconsider its landmark ruling in Perry v. Brown that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional.  Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian [...]

Equalizing the Warped Tour

Up and coming non-profit organization Equalize has a grand but achievable goal: turn every young music fan into what they call an “Equalizer.” An Equalizer is someone who is unafraid to stand up to discrimination and speaks with compassion, support, and education. Founder Alex Pakula (Portland, Oregon) believes that “inherently, folks are generally not intending [...]

BRO responds to DOMA ruling

Early today, a three-judge panel in the First Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a U.S. District Court decision finding the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. This is the first time that a Federal Appeals Court has ruled on DOMA, and brings the issue of marriage equality closer to a review by the [...]

DOMA Unconstitutional

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law that denies a host of federal benefits to same-sex married couples, is unconstitutional.