International Gay Bowling Organization IGBO, an international gay bowling organization with over members worldwide, continues to grow as the number one and official bowling organization for the LGBT community on the planet. Transgender people had to wait until to win similar protections. Ridel has since learned about the history of the gay rights movement and has come to understand the significance of marriage equality. Joseph, Ridel began questioning her sexuality in middle school. Notify me of new posts by email. The uproar was immediate. Some cloaked their concerns with worries about the impact gay teachers could have on children.
In addition to Fay, and Robert Smedley of New Britain, who is running for the state Senate in the 6th District, the four other candidates are gay men from Eastern Connecticut, a part of the state that has trended increasingly Republican in recent election cycles.
Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut
International Gay Bowling Organization IGBO, an international gay bowling organization with over members worldwide, continues to grow as the number one and official bowling organization for the LGBT community on the planet. In addition to enlisting gays and lesbians, advocates drew in members of the clergy, parents and grandparents with gay children and high-profile non-gay allies such as Lt. At the time, AIDS was taking a terrible toll on the gay population and homophobic politicians such as Louisiana's David Duke were gaining national prominence. A colleague stood up on the floor of the House chamber and said, "I don't know any gay people, do you? Shortly after Ken Richards announced he was running for state representative, the year-old gay Republican from Groton had an unsettling encounter with an old friend.
The intensity of the reaction to Grabarz' announcement is difficult to comprehend 24 years later, at least in Connecticut. Some our members are gay or lesbian,while others are straight, bisexual or transgender. His vice president, Mike Pence, who has long opposed marriage between same-sex couples, is also problematic for many gay Republicans. Connecticut was the fourth state to enact such a law, which bars discrimination against gays and lesbians in housing, employment, public accommodations and credit. The list includes Richards, AJ Kerouac, who is 31 and lives in Brooklyn, Shaun Mastroianni, a married health care director from Stonington running in the open 43rd District, and John Scott, 48, of Mystic, who is seeking to return to the House after losing his seat in