August 17th Big Gay News in August


Transgender teens find love


Transgender teens find love

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 11:38 AM PDT

(Barcroft images) Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like your typical
teen couple. Andrews, 17, and Hill, 19, both live in Oklahoma and
both have a lot in common. One of the main things they have in
common is…

Transgender bill allows students more opportunities

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 10:30 AM PDT

The state’s recently passed transgender bill is evoking a mix of
reactions from people all over Kings County.

Heather Anderson: Dealing with transgender issues in the workplace

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 10:00 AM PDT

Earlier this year, the District of Columbia announced it will begin
enforcing a 2006 regulation prohibiting single occupancy public
restrooms from being labeled as “men” or “women.”

Swedish athlete at Moscow Athletics Championship advised to change her
rainbow painted nails

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 08:36 AM PDT

Three schools reintroduce Section 28 style ban on ‘promotion’ of gay

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 07:36 AM PDT

US: Gay porn studio to donate 100% of profits to gay Russian refugees

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 06:14 AM PDT

US: New York Police releases sketch of suspects who violently attacked
gay couple for holding hands

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 05:28 AM PDT

Pakistan: Reality show contestant says trans people ‘should be killed’

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 04:47 AM PDT

US Olympic Committee: Russia anti-gay laws are are wrong but must still
be respected

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 03:29 AM PDT

Same-sex marriage leave takes effect; airman wins Agent Orange claim

Posted: 17 Aug 2013 12:18 AM PDT

Gay and lesbian service members assigned more than 100 miles from a
state where same-sex marriages are legal, or assigned overseas, will
be granted extra days of leave to travel where they can marry
legally, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Wednesday.

Calif. pol pulls son from class over transgender law

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 08:45 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Republican state lawmaker says a new
California law allowing transgender students to choose which
restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one
of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

TODD STARNES: Bakery Investigated for refusing to bake lesbian wedding

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 05:33 PM PDT

The state of Oregon has launched a discrimination investigation
against a family bakery owned by Christians who refused to bake a
wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

Gay Columnist: Holding Hands Can Still Pose a Risk

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 05:25 PM PDT

Recent attacks in New York indicate why gay people still have reason
to be afraid, writes New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. read more

Openly gay Mormon taught religion classes this summer at BYU

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 04:20 PM PDT

Ty Mansfield, a gay Mormon who co-wrote a book about same-sex
attraction and has since married a woman, taught a religion course
this summer at Brigham Young University. He may have been the first
openly gay instructor hired to teach at the private university owned
by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but school
officials said Friday they could not verify that. Mansfield was
hired …

Christian Evangelist Scott Lively’s Lawsuit for ‘Persecution’ Against
Ugandan Gays Goes Forward

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 04:14 PM PDT

U.S. Christian evangelist Scott Lively has failed in his attempt to
have a lawsuit brought against him by a gay and lesbian advocacy
group in Uganda dismissed. A Massachusetts federal judge said this
week he was not persuaded by Lively’s arguments against allegations
that he was partly responsible for inciting persecution against the
country’s homosexual, bisexual and intersex residents.

Lesbian Cheerleader Still Having Contact With Underage Girlfriend:

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 02:44 PM PDT

Lesbian Cheerleader Still Having Contact With Underage Girlfriend:

Confrontation Set As New Olympic Event?

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 01:28 PM PDT

JIM LITKE,AP Sports Columnist Associated Press reports that a
different kind of “sport” will make its debut at the upcoming Sochi
Games. It’s called confrontation. If the…

NJ Judge Pressed To Allow Gay Marriage In State

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 01:27 PM PDT

GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —  Lawyers for
gay couples and New Jersey’s government laid out their cases to a
judge Thursday on whether she should order the state to…

Puerto Rico Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz To Marry

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 01:25 PM PDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has
proposed marriage to his partner after announcing last year that he
is gay. Cruz made his proposal on his Facebook page, and his…

Army Releases Photo of Bradley Manning Dressed As A Woman

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 01:24 PM PDT

The Daily Mail reports that on the same day that Bradley Manning
finally took to the stand and apologized for leaking hundreds of
thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks – the army he…

Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Spark Journalist’s Firing

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 01:22 PM PDT

Fox News reports that a Russian journalist says he was fired for
coming out on live television earlier this year amid the passage of
the country’s new anti-gay propaganda laws. Read the full story…

Why Insects Have Gay Sex

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 05:47 AM PDT

Insect sex may seem fairly simple: fluttering dances, clasping
abdomens, a quick mount on a forest floor. But a new review of
homosexual insect encounters suggests the acts may not be that
straightforward for the individuals involved.

Anti-Gay Group Claims Fox News Is Embracing ‘Pro-Homosexual Agenda’

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 11:41 AM PDT

Politics An anti-LGBT group called America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI)
claims that Fox News has given in and embraced a “pro-homosexual
agenda” if it moves Megyn Kelly to 9 p.m. in place of Sean Hannity.
In a press release, ASI claims that changes coming to Fox News could
spell disaster to “pro-family conservatices,” according to Atlanta
Journal-Constitution . “Pushing Sean Hannity out of the 9:00 p …

Transgender students now able to use preferred bathroom in school

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 07:22 PM PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill allowing transgender students to use
restrooms and compete in sports based on their gender identity.
Opponents say it infringes on privacy. SACRAMENTO — Beginning next
year, transgender students in California schools will be able to
compete on sports teams and use facilities, including restrooms,
based on their gender identity rather than their sex.

Protesting Russian Anti-Gay Law, German Drag Queen Sews Mouth Shut –

Posted: 04 Aug 2013 10:30 AM PDT

A Berlin-based drag queen has sewed her mouth shut to protest
Russia’s recent anti-gay laws and documented her painful ordeal in a
short video, German and international media reported.




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