WGBH Lab calls for stories of gay rights movement

"American Experience" and the WGBH Lab are launching an open call for stories of the modern gay rights movement.

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Voice for Equality: Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress of Portuguese descent. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide.

As reported on ontopmag.com in December of 2010, Ms. Furtado said she's proud to live in a country [Canada] that supports the freedom to marry. The 32-year-old entertainer and mother said there is nothing wrong with gay couples marrying.

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Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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Evan Wolfson receives APA/AGLP John Fryer Award

Evan Wolfson received the John Fryer Award last month at APA's Institute on Psychiatric Services in Boston.

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Marriage and the court of public opinion

Once, Americans were overwhelmingly against interracial marriage. Court rulings helped change that.

Will it be the same with marriage for same-sex couples?

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Eight days in a changed world

News Analysis: From marriage to the military, the next two weeks will highlight how far the movement for gay equality has come – and how far it has to go.

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Close Ohio gay-rights vote mirrors national debate

Surveys repeatedly find that young adults, far more so than their elders, support the rights of gays to marry and serve openly in the military.

A Gallup poll earlier this year showed, for the first time, a majority of Americans saying same-sex relations were morally acceptable.

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Voice for Equality: Daphne Rubin-Vega

Daphne Rubin-Vega is a dance music singer and actress. She is best known for originating the role of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical "Rent."

In the fall of 2010, Ms. Rubin-Vega participated in HRC's New Yorkers for Marriage Equality project by appearing in a video in support of the freedom to marry.

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David Hyde Pierce talks coming out and marriage

David Hyde Pierce on getting married in California in 2008: "We'd been together 26 years when we were legally allowed to get married in California. We went and did it, and we both agree it had a power, an importance to us in our lives that we can't really put into words, but that is totally palpable and intrinsic to who we are."

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Video: Ricky Martin on the freedom to marry in the U.S.

Ricky Martin appeared on Larry King last night and asked, "Why do I have to go somewhere else?... Why can't I get married in my own country?"

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