In general, to find out what’s going on in the news concerning gay rights, follow any articles related to hot button issues, like Prop 8, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and others. Here are a few examples to get you started:

Today is the Day of Silence: What Are You Doing for LGBT Equality? - by Noah Baron 

Prop 8 Decision: Judge’s Ruling Ready in California Gay Marriage Case

Are the Courts Ahead of the Public on Gay Rights? - by Michael A. Lindenberge

Court won’t hold ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ lawsuit – Associated Press

Battles Remain for Gay-Rights Proponents - by Geoffrey A. Fowler and Valerie Bauerlein

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way': The New Gay Anthem?

Gays Seeking Asylum in U.S. Encounter a New Hurdle

Gays Seeking Asylum in U.S. Encounter a New Hurdle

Is This Campus Gay-Friendly?

More Students Seek Avenues to Gay-Friendly Colleges

OPENLY JEWISH: Long before it was fashionable Rabbi Bernard Mehlman made Temple Israel a safe haven for LGBT members 

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network can be used as a resource to organize local pushes for Day of Silence and No Name-Calling Week.

The New York Times has a topics page dedicated to homosexuality. Readers can be exposed to articles on the topic in the local setting and internationally. 

The Religious Action Center is an excellent resource to find information and ideas for programming to spread awareness of certain issues. This link highlights GLBTQ rights’ history and provides a Jewish background of the topic.
Feature: NY Times