Anti-gay activists have long argued that gay people do not need protection from discrimination because they can hide their identity. Anti-gay activist Janet Boynes succinctly made this point in her book, Called Out: “The difference between black skin and homosexuality is that black skin is a physical characteristic while homosexuality is a behavior.”
In Brazil, a new group of "Equality Moms" - proud of their gay, bi and trans kids - are pushing their leaders to take action in the face of an alarming rise in violence and murders targeting LGBT people.
Another federal judge has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), finding the law unconstitutional. The victory comes in the case of Edie Windsor, who was seeking a refund of the federal estate tax paid by the estate of her late wife.