Recent Headlines

Anti-Gay States of Play
San Francisco Bay Times
May 19, 2011

I have come to the reluctant conclusion that state legislative news cannot be avoided this week. First, there’s not a great deal of exciting alternative topics. Second, it looks like things are happening around the states that might actually be somewhat important.

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Wisconsin's Walker refuses to defend gay rights law
Reuters
May 19, 2011

A judge may rule next month on Governor Scott Walker's refusal to defend a Wisconsin law giving same sex couples hospital visiting rights.The law enacted under then-Governor Jim

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Principal ‘outs’ gay student
South Flordia Times
May 19, 2011

Blanche Ely High School principal Karlton O. Johnson, accused of “outing” a gay student and threatening to suspend her and her gay friend for holding hands on campus, is coming under fire for his actions.

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Why Gay Cultural Progress Is Meeting Stiff Political Resistance
Huffington Post
May 17, 2011

If it seems like opponents of equality are increasingly taking the low road, it is because they have clearly lost the high ground of public opinion.

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Wis. Gov. Walker tells judge he wants to stop defending domestic partner registry law in court
The Washington Post
May 17, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker has told a judge he wants to stop defending Wisconsin’s domestic partner registry in court because he doesn’t believe it’s constitutional.

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Civil union bill in RI faces first vote
Boston.com
May 17, 2011

A proposal to allow gay couples in Rhode Island to enter into civil unions is facing its first legislative test.

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In his book, CNN anchorman Don Lemon comes out as a gay man, even as he acknowledges the risk
The Washington Post
May 17, 2011

CNN anchor Don Lemon has come out as a gay man in his new book, a disclosure he knows comes at a risk.

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SF Giants to make video for 'It Gets Better' drive
SF Gate
May 17, 2011

The San Francisco Giants will become the first professional sports team to jump into the burgeoning anti-homophobia campaign with an upbeat. It Gets Better" video designed to bring hope to gay, lesbian, bisexual and...

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Suns CEO Welts overwhelmed by support after revealing he’s gay
The Washington Post
May 17, 2011

Rick Welts was 40,000 feet in the air on a flight two hours from New York when, as he put it, “my life was changing below me.”

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Steven Tyler Tried Gay Sex Once, Talks About His Gender Identity
The Advocate
May 16, 2011

Iconic Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler says that he tried sex with another man once, but it just wasn't for him.

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