Gale Davis, 70, has lived in Urbana, Il. his whole life. He came out in 1969, and says of the same struggles facing the LGBT community back then are still relevant today. Davis spends a lot of his time reaching out to members of the LGBT community across the country. He says there needs to be more of an effort to share the gay experience to the rest of the country. Davis was interviewed by Illinois Public Media's Sean Powers.
The U.S. Senate is expected to consider ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bans gays from openly serving in the armed services. But there's another issue that many gay rights supporters are pushing. Illinois Public Media's Sean Powers reports on the political deadlock over legislation to extend immigration rights to same-sex binational couples.