Stonewall Pride Alliance

University celebrates National Coming Out Day

National Coming out Day was first introduced in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary in order to commemorate the 1987 march in Washington to promote gay and lesbian rights. It wasn’t until 1990 that the holiday spread around the United States. Today, the holiday is well respected and celebrated with more supporters each year.

Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

Last Wednesday proved to be a major victory for the gay rights movement in the United States, when the Supreme Court had a 5-4 ruling to take out a section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples.