A lesbian couple used their boat to rescue as many as 40 young people as bullets whizzed by during a mass shooting last week on Utoya island in Norway. Hege Dalen and her partner, Toril Hansen, returned to the island four times to continue pulling victims to safety.
Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan is winning the respect of some black pastors who campaigned against marriage equality in California. "You have got a Jewish lesbian white woman who comes to black churches and sings with the choir and quotes Scripture better than the members -- I just love her," said Pastor Ray Williams.
Thousands of police fought anti-gay rioters on the streets of Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday while LGBT activists gathered for a Pride march in a downtown park. The rioters were thought to be made up of young soccer fans whose groups have been infiltrated by neo-Nazi organizations. More than 100 people were hurt in the melee.
Universal has agreed to remove a clip of actor Vince Vaughn using the word "gay" as a pejorative term in a trailer for the comedy film "Dilemma." Both the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and CNN's Anderson Cooper have publicly questioned the use of the term amid national media coverage of the suicides of bullied gay teenagers.
Nine gang members are accused in the beating and torture of a 30 year-old man and two teen boys in New York City. The suspects reportedly targeted the victims, who were burned, beaten, cut and sodomized, because they believed the victims to be gay.