Having the first "out" athlete has struck a major blow against stereotypical ideas about masculinity, and shown that sport has become a much more inclusive space.
Another milestone was crossed March 26 in Californians' years-long quest for marriage equality.
The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.
"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"
Anyone concerned about the anti-gay agenda of the radical Right in the U.S. will findwebsites dedicated to the proposition that gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children.
"This very ground was built on the struggle for equality and equal rights."
Chick-fil-A has maintained a sharp anti-gay stance, feeding millions of dollars into organizations that oppose same-sex marriage.
For many workers in Tennessee, reporting a case of discrimination based on sexual orientation would seriously risk their personal safety.
This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.
New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16