On Monday, Hawaii’s senate judiciary committee approved a bill previously passed by the house that seeks to officially ban workplace discrimination based on gender identity. Six years ago, Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed an identical bill, but this time around Sen. Clayton Hee, chairman of the judiciary committee, believes the provision will become law.

April 06 2011 9:22 AM

A painting by revered artist Paul Gauguin sustained no damage after a woman attempted to ruin it last week because it showed two topless women together. The 1899 painting, Two Tahitian Women was on display at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., as part of a Gauguin exhibit. “I feel that Gauguin is evil,” Burns later told an investigator. “He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosex­ual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I

April 05 2011 11:59 AM

Wal-Mart did not violate an employee's civil rights when the company fired her for making antigay comments to fellow worker, a federal appeals court ruled last week. Tanisha Matthews was working as an overnight stocker from 1996 to 2005 in an Illinois Wal-Mart. One night during a break, the Apostolic Christian engaged with other workers about homosexuality, debating whether LGBT people were headed to Hell.

April 05 2011 11:08 AM

In a historic move, Governor Deval Patrick nominated Barbara A. Lenk to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the first state high court to rule for marriage equality in 2004.

April 05 2011 10:22 AM

Charlie's Angels and Kill Bill star Lucy Liu joins the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality video series from the Human Rights Campaign. The video campaign continues as New York state lawmakers are widely anticipated to consider the marriage equality bill again this spring. The bill failed in the senate in 2009, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo, strengthened by the passage of an on-time budget last week, has said he wants to see another vote by the end of the legislative session in June.

April 05 2011 9:47 AM

A Rhode Island state representative has received a barrage of criticism since posting comments online last week saying that a high school gay-straight alliance in his district is a venue for students to get “sexed-up” and should cause the school to lose state funding.

April 04 2011 11:56 AM

Quick tips from fitness trainer and Shake Weight brand ambassador Shawnee Harkins on prepping for the Dinah. This week Shawnee helps Nicole Pacent chisel her abs. If you are planning to be at the Dinah please join SheWired, Shawnee and Shake Weight at the SheWired sponsored pool party on Sunday for an exclusive Shake Weight class. It promises to be sexy and fun!

April 01 2011 1:00 PM