Gay and Lesbian http://nhpr.org en House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays http://nhpr.org/post/house-panel-weighs-ban-discrimination-against-gays <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A House panel is holding a hearing on a proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:57:16 +0000 Associated Press 46049 at http://nhpr.org House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays As The Supreme Court Considers Marriage, A Soldier's Wife Speaks Out http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-considers-marriage-soldiers-wife-speaks-out <p>This week the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two high-profile cases about gay rights, including a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:39:24 +0000 Brady Carlson 24580 at http://nhpr.org As The Supreme Court Considers Marriage, A Soldier's Wife Speaks Out Hundreds Turn Out For N.H. Gay Pride Festival http://nhpr.org/post/hundreds-turn-out-nh-gay-pride-festival <p>This past Saturday at Manchester&rsquo;s Veterans Memorial Park, more than 500 people showed up to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.<br /><br />It was the first New Hampshire gay pride festival in 15 years.<br /><br />But the lead up to this year&rsquo;s festival was overshadowed by a donation from Nashua&#39;s Chick-fil-A.&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re fabulous, come march with us. We&rsquo;re here, we&rsquo;re queer, we&rsquo;re fabulous.&quot;</em></p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:10:03 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 10707 at http://nhpr.org Hundreds Turn Out For N.H. Gay Pride Festival For The First Time, Mr. Gay World Crowned In Africa http://nhpr.org/post/first-time-mr-gay-world-crowned-africa At a golf resort in suburban Johannesburg, a group of men lounged by the pool. They cheered as five competitors sprinted around a grassy field — in Speedo swimsuits — to the sounds of "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."<p>This was sports day at Mr. Gay World 2012.<p>Gay men from 22 countries took part, and this year's competition was noteworthy because it was the first time it was held on African soil. It addition, it also marked the first time that black African men participated, though there were just two.<p>Mr. Gay World was a five-day competition that includes a wide range of events. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:10:00 +0000 3016 at http://nhpr.org For The First Time, Mr. Gay World Crowned In Africa Word of Mouth 03.24.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03242012 <p>Occupy candidates. The Law Booth. Gay media gone straight. A social history of White Bread. Stunning finds in basketball research. And Taylor's rundown of superhero super-science.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:37:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2730 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 03.24.2012 When Gay TV Goes Straight http://nhpr.org/post/when-gay-tv-goes-straight <p>The Logo network is adding programs that sound a lot like what's on a lot of "straight" channels. Is gay simply too mainstream to be called a niche anymore?</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:31:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2610 at http://nhpr.org When Gay TV Goes Straight Gay Marine's Kiss Was 'Four Years Of Pent-Up Emotion And Secret Love' http://nhpr.org/post/gay-marines-kiss-was-four-years-pent-emotion-and-secret-love When he returned from Afghanistan and saw his partner waiting to welcome him home, "four years of pent-up emotion and secret love" just seemed to naturally lead to "what felt like an eternity kiss," Marine Sgt. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 2200 at http://nhpr.org Gay Marine's Kiss Was 'Four Years Of Pent-Up Emotion And Secret Love' Retirement Communities Find Niche With Gay Seniors http://nhpr.org/post/retirement-communities-find-niche-gay-seniors When Pat Matthews turned 65, her declining health led her in search of a place that could offer increasing levels of care as she grew older.<p>And Matthews had one other requirement: She wanted to bring Carol Bosworth, her partner of nearly 20 years. At the very first place they visited, that was a problem.<p>"They didn't say we couldn't come. But they said that we would be best off if we were sisters," Matthews says. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:43:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 1947 at http://nhpr.org Retirement Communities Find Niche With Gay Seniors Mapping the Legal Status of Same Sex Unions http://nhpr.org/post/mapping-legal-status-same-sex-unions <p>With the constant legal and legislative changes affecting same-sex couples across the country, it might seem an impossible feat to keep track.</p><p>In<em> <u>The Geography of Love: Same-Sex Marriage &amp; Relationship Recognition in America (The Story in Maps</u>)</em>, authors Mike Strong and Peter Nicolas do just that. They offer a concise view of the political landscape regarding gay marriage.&nbsp; And they do so in a unique way: offering visual representations of votes and legal rights.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:36:41 +0000 Jeanne Timmons 1882 at http://nhpr.org Mapping the Legal Status of Same Sex Unions A Latter Day Crisis http://nhpr.org/post/latter-day-crisis <p>The Mormon Church is at a crossroads, with young members leaving in droves. We'll hear about their plan reverse the trend, and a young, gay mormon weighs in with his perspective.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:30:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1741 at http://nhpr.org A Latter Day Crisis Bipartisan Group Defends Gay Marriage http://nhpr.org/post/bipartisan-group-defends-gay-marriage <p>A New Hampshire interest group says they are disappointed with the Republican Party&rsquo;s push to repeal gay marriage.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Sam Evans-Brown reports.</p><p>Standing up for New Hampshire families calls itself a bipartisan group of citizens who oppose repealing New Hampshire&rsquo;s 2009 gay marriage law.</p><p>At a press conference in Concord, the group urged the legislature to listen to their constituents, who support gay marriage 2 to 1.</p><p>The group&rsquo;s spokesperson Tyler Deaton says that his group wants lawmakers to work on other issues.</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 149 at http://nhpr.org House Panel Backs Gay Marriage Repeal http://nhpr.org/post/house-panel-backs-gay-marriage-repeal <div class="transcript"><p>Judiciary committee votes 11-6&nbsp;to&nbsp;replace same-sex marriage with civil unions for any unmarried adults &ndash; even relatives. NHPR&#39;s Josh Rogers reports</p></div><p>By an 11 to 6 margin the house judiciary committee voted to undo the state&rsquo;s 15-month-old gay marriage law and replace it with civil union for any unmarried adults &ndash; even relatives. The bill&rsquo;s lead sponsor, Republican David Bates of Windham, says he expects the full House to endorse the proposal as drafted.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:22:31 +0000 Josh Rogers 120 at http://nhpr.org After Don't Ask Don't Tell- One Guard Member's Story http://nhpr.org/post/after-dont-ask-dont-tell-one-guard-members-story <div class="transcript"><p>Charlie Morgan&nbsp;will be allowed to bring her same-sex partner to a family guard event this weekend, but says it&#39;s just the first step to true equality.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>A New Hampshire National Guard member will be allowed to bring her same-sex partner to a family guard event this weekend.</p><p>The Guard originally said Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan couldn&rsquo;t bring her spouse, Karen Morgan, to a service designed to help returning soldiers and their families deal with the transition back to civilian life.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 89 at http://nhpr.org After Don't Ask Don't Tell- One Guard Member's Story National Guard Controversy Reveals Inequity http://nhpr.org/post/national-guard-controversy-reveals-inequity <div class="transcript"><p>The official end of &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t Ask Don&rsquo;t Tell&rsquo; is barely a month old. But the circumstances around Chief Warrant Office Charlie Morgan reveal inequities still exist within the U.S. military.&nbsp;Gay rights advocates hope Morgan&rsquo;s story pressures the Department of Defense and Congress to keep leveling the playing field.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>Now that &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t Ask Don&rsquo;t Tell&rsquo; is gone, Chief Charlie Morgan can be as OUT to friends and co-workers at the New Hampshire National Guard as she wants to be.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 90 at http://nhpr.org