May 30, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
- The California State Senate has voted to ban gay “conversion therapy.”
- A new partnership is forming between LGBT groups fighting economic disparities and mass incarceration, two social problems that affect LGBT people and primarily LGBTs of color in the United States.
- Dharun Ravi, sentenced to 30 days in jail for bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in the death of Tyler Clementi, had been criticized by the judge for showing no remorse in Clementi’s suicide. He has now apologized.
- Fred Karger has prevailed in the first round of a challenge alleging discrimination by a conservative organization.
- Brian Brown from the National Organization for Marriage accepted a dinner invitation from Dan Savage. And Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council will have dinner with a same-sex couple who is raising a family.
- ExxonMobil shareholders vote against providing LGBT discrimination protections by a wide margin.
- A video from the Illinois couples suing for marriage equality: