BIG GAY NEWS March 28 – 23

GOP official under fire for post on gays
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 12:49 PM PDT
LANSING, Mich., March 28 (UPI) — Several Michigan Republicans are calling for Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema to resign as a matter of “common decency” over an anti-gay online post.
Boy Scout Leaders Form National Coalition to Protect Ban on Homosexual Members, Leaders
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 12:29 PM PDT
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs two important cases on homosexual marriage, scout leaders and parents of scouts have announced the formation of a coalition to keep the ban on open homosexuality in the Boy Scouts of America. The coalition converged in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, where 15 scoutmasters representing 13 states spoke to […]
Dave Agema says calls for resignation a ‘joke’ as critics blast Facebook post on ‘filthy homosexuals ‘
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 12:27 PM PDT
Agema rebuffed calls for his resignation as a Republican National Committeeman for Michigan after posting an article decrying the “filthy” homosexual lifestyle.
US magazine editor: Gay NFL players should stay in the closet
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 12:06 PM PDT

West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis: People ask my wife if I’m gay because of my Attitude magazine shoot
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 11:59 AM PDT

Bill Maher: Is the criteria for being allowed to marry ‘ejaculating in a vagina’?
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 11:35 AM PDT

GOP official defends sharing article about “filthy” gays and lesbians
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 11:33 AM PDT
Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema said the article was “worth sharing” as part of the gay marriage debate
UK: Sexual abuse victim claims council would have treated case differently if father had not been gay
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 11:06 AM PDT

US: Kentucky overrules veto on bill protecting actions motivated by religious belief
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 11:04 AM PDT

Fox News host refuses to apologise for linking equal marriage to bestiality
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 10:32 AM PDT

Recent violence against transgender people sparks rally
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 10:31 AM PDT
Supporters of transgender people will rally in San Francisco on Thursday in response to a recent spike in attacks.
Michigan RNC’s Agema defends Facebook post on gays
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 10:20 AM PDT
Michigan’s Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema stood by a controversial anti-gay social media posting today even as some members of his own party called for his resignation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to stop gay couples from adopting Russian orphans
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:55 AM PDT

BBC apologises for naming South African official ‘gay marriage’ in TV news caption
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:55 AM PDT

US: Arizona House panel approves amended law targeting trans people
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:23 AM PDT

Lesbian Today Show anchor expecting a baby
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:03 AM PDT
Your article has been sent. Your article has been sent. Jenna Wolfe, weekend anchor for the Today show, has announced that she and girlfriend Stephanie Gosk, a news correspondent for NBC, are expecting a baby.
UK Border Agency accused of trying to deport Ugandan female rape victim
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:52 AM PDT

US Pastor: Christians will be ‘forced underground’ if Supreme Court allows equal marriage
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:26 AM PDT

Transgender toilet rules eyed
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:10 AM PDT
An Arizona House panel late Wednesday approved a measure targeting transgendered people who want to use bathrooms of the gender they identify with, voting along party lines to advance a bill that protects business owners who bar the practice.
Gay Marriage, Round 2: Majority Of Supreme Court Skeptical Of DOMA
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:07 AM PDT
ABC News reports that a majority of the Supreme Court’s justices expressed skepticism today about the federal law defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Read the full story from…
Gay, Southern, And Loving It
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:06 AM PDT
The Daily Beast reports that even in the Deep South, many committed gay couples have found acceptance in their communities. Read the full story from The Daily Beast
Kay Hagan Backs Gay Marriage
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:05 AM PDT
The Huffington Post reports that Senator Kay Hagan (Democrat – North Carolina) became the latest Democratic senator to endorse gay marriage, announcing her switch Wednesday as the Supreme Court hears…
How Gay Marriage Impacts The Economy
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:03 AM PDT
Yahoo News reports that business in general benefits from same-sex marriage, argues John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management-U.S. Read the full story from Yahoo News
NBC’s Jenna Wolfe, Stephanie Gosk Expecting Baby
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:02 AM PDT
USA Today reports that two faces familiar to NBC News viewers are sharing personal and happy news. Read the full story from USA Today
Transgender activist to speak at Rollins
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 07:58 AM PDT
Best-selling author, professor and transgender activist Jennifer Finney Boylan will speak Thursday at Rollins College.
US: Trial of gay former soldier who chained himself to the White House fence resumes
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 07:14 AM PDT

TIME magazine unveils equal marriage cover: ‘Gay marriage already won’
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:38 AM PDT

Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory Partners With Pride Card Services
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:18 AM PDT
Pride Card Services, an industry-leading gay-owned and operated payment processing company, is proud to announce that they have been chosen as the preferred provider for The Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory….
Greece: Travel company launches homophobic TV ad campaign featuring predatory truck driver
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:11 AM PDT

US: Tennessee’s reintroduced ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill dies
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 05:48 AM PDT

Study: HIV remains biggest health concern for American gay and bisexual men
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 04:48 AM PDT

Commons Speaker John Bercow joins Stonewall’s Brighton Equality Walk
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 04:08 AM PDT

UK: Alleged bus poison plotter claims he became HIV positive by ‘homosexual paedophile gang’
Posted: 28 Mar 2013 04:00 AM PDT

San Francisco transgender community reports uptick in targeted violence
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 10:36 PM PDT
Recent reports involving attacks against transgender people in the Mission district have community leaders searching for ways to protect the vulnerable group. EL/LA, a Mission-based organization for transgender women, has heard of at least four major incidents since January, including a date rape and a vicious assault in front of a bar, office coordinator Susana Caceres said Wednesday. The …
Big Gay News for Thursday, March 28, 2013
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 09:00 PM PDT
Today’s Top Headlines Report: Gay NFL Player Plans To Come Out, Continue, Playing Federal Law Leaves Gay Survivors Of Fallen Military Shut Out From Benefits Lucy Meadows Death: Hundreds Attend…
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Group pushes to include gays , lesbians in anti-discrimination laws
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 07:33 PM PDT
As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, a group in Missouri lobbied for rights even more basic than marriage. They protested anti-discrimination laws in Kansas and Missouri that don’t protect gays and lesbians.
President Obama: There is a ‘strong basis’ for allowing equal marriage
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 06:48 PM PDT
Drag queen Kumar on being a man
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 06:24 PM PDT
In What Makes A Man A Man?, the 45-year-old will tackle head-on the issue that has hung over much of his professional career: gender. -ST
Lesbian widow behind DOMA challenge: ‘I think it’s gonna be good’
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 05:13 PM PDT
As gay-marriage supporters and opponents and media pundits parsed the syntax of Supreme Court justices after two days of hearings, the elderly woman who brought one of the historic cases went with her gut.”I think it was great,” said Edie Windsor, 83, the lesbian widow who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act after she was made to pay $363,000 in inheritance taxes that a heterosexual …
US: Chick-fil-A franchisee gives free chicken to pro-equal marriage demonstrators
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 04:43 PM PDT
Kagan Decries ‘Moral Disapproval of Homosexuality ’ as Justices Mull ‘Federalism’ in DOMA Case
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 03:44 PM PDT
Washington, D.C. – The nine justices of the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of United States v. Windsor today, insinuating that the court might leave the argument over homosexual “marriage” up to the states. The debate follows Tuesday’s hearing over the validity of California’s Proposition 8, which barred same-sex “marriage” in the […]
Conservative radio host says ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ too nice to gays
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 03:14 PM PDT
The fashion director of TLC’s hit show Say Yes to the Dress extended an olive branch to a conservative radio
How Much Power Do Gays and Lesbians Have?
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 02:40 PM PDT
During the Supreme Court’s deliberation over the Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts addressed an issue that’s difficult to quantify: How much power do gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have in America?
Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 01:33 PM PDT
What’s the cost to gay people of not being allowed to marry? A University of Massachusetts economist believes the lifetime cost averages $500,000 per couple. Professor Lee Badgett, director of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Center for Public Policy and Administration, estimates that the cost of denying…
Trans people and the media: compromise is neither desirable nor possible
Posted: 25 Mar 2013 04:20 AM PDT
The media reports on the first transsexual people were mostly reasonable, striving to understand the psychology and the science behind gender reassignment.
Dreyfus flags federal sexual equality law
Posted: 19 Mar 2013 04:47 PM PDT
The federal government will introduce new laws to ensure equality for gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex Australians, the attorney-general says.



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