Thursday, April 17, 2014

LGBT News Headlines (T26T-5)


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The Gay Father I Never Knew
The Slatest
On a Saturday afternoon in April 1992, when I was 13, my father told me we needed to talk. We sat on the itchy baby-blue blanket on my bed in the room I shared with my 8-year-old brother. I didn't know what he was going to tell me. I already knew. I ...

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Washington Post

Oklahoma Gay-Marriage Case Before US Appeals Court
ABC News
Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they ...
Colorado's gay marriage ban could hinge on appeals court rulingThe Denver Post
What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey?WRAL.com
Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage caseChron.com
Dayton Daily News
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New Yorker (blog)

Forcing Obama's Hand on Gay Marriage
New Yorker (blog)
Even so, when he did endorse gay marriage, in a May, 2012, interview with ABC News's Robin Roberts, he said that he was expressing a personal view and equivocated on whether he believed marriage was a fundamental right guaranteed by the ...
Book: White House scrambled after Joe Biden's gay marriage commentsPolitico
How Obama Tiptoed Towards Supporting Gay MarriageThe Wire& lt;/font>
A Short History of Obama's Evolving Stance on Gay MarriageMashable
The Hill (blog) -White House Dossier -The New Republic
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City utility drops 'Duck Dynasty' contest over LGBT fears
Fox News
“The decision was made in light of controversial remarks by a Duck Dynasty cast member against the LGBT community,” the public utility said in a statement. “The BWL is committed to diversity and respect community differences, and we regret if the ...

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Bay County Board expedites vote, passes LGBT nondiscrimination personnel ...
The Bay City Times
BAY CITY, MI â€" The Bay County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the county's personnel policy on Tuesday, April 15, protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender county workers from employment discrimination. The 5-2 vote in favor of the ...
Bay County, Mich., approves policy change to protect LGBT county workersLGBTQ Nation

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University of South Carolina-Upstate Chancellor, Defends School's LGBT ...
Huffington Post
Kevin Bryant (R), who had previously slammed the university's two-day lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) symposium and scheduling of a satire act titled "How To Become A Lesbian In 10 Days or Less." “If they've got extra money sitting around ...


Graduation event for A&M GLBT center draws backlash
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Texas A&M University's decision to host a graduation event for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender graduates has drawn the ire of a few conservative groups. The Texas A&M University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center has organized ...


Professor talks about history of GLBT-rights revolution
N.C. State University Technician Online
Anthony Petro, an assistant professor of modern Christianity at Boston University, spoke Thursday at Winston Hall about the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, an organization started in the '80s that helped lead the pro-GLBT revolution. The movement was ...


I-ONE to bring support, awareness to Ionia County GLBT population
Sentinel-Standard
William Cromwell is forming a new group in Ionia to help bring support and awareness to the areas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) population. email print. By Mattie Cook mattie.cook@sentinel-standard.com. Ionia Sentinel - Standard-Ionia, ...



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GLBT News Headlines (T8T-6)

http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnc/20140414/73103PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The difference between a same-sex couple getting married and taking specific pro-active steps, and not getting married and not taking these pro-active steps can be the difference b etween running out of money and having $1.4 million during...


CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning activist Joey Kirkman and co-author J.D. Shapiro are proud to announce the release of Bedtime Bible Stories-EXPLICIT!  a true, though sometimes comedic take that exposes the ugly side of the Bible.  Stamped with a...
PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mazzoni Center is proud to announce that its annual celebration and fundraiser, Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala, will take place on Saturday, May 17 at the Wells Fargo Bank and Museum (123 S. Broad Street) from 7:00-10:00 P.M.,...


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Gay News Magazine Headlines (T24T-2)

Ingraham has often used inflammatory language in discussing LGBT rights, among many other issues.

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Vice President Joe Biden's marriage equality endorsement in 2012 was no trial balloon, but it forced the president to take a pro-equality stand, says the new book Forcing the Spring.

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A transgender woman alleges that an Illinois doctor wouldn't treat her after learning about her desire to pursue hormone replacement therapy.

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Ingraham has often used inflammatory language in discussing LGBT rights, among many other issues.

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Vice President Joe Biden's marriage equality endorsement in 2012 was no trial balloon, but it forced the president to take a pro-equality stand, says the new book Forcing the Spring.

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A transgender woman alleges that an Illinois doctor wouldn't treat her after learning about her desire to pursue hormone replacement therapy.

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A transgender school board candidate picked up early backing this week from San Francisco’s progressive LGBT political club. Jamie Rafaela Wolfe, who lost her first bid for a school board seat in 2010, is again seeking to join the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education this fall. She won an early endorsement Tuesday […]
Castro business leaders elected a new president and board at their monthly meeting this morning and thanked former president Terry Asten Bennett for her two years of service in the position. As expected, the Castro Merchants group in San Francisco’s gay neighborhood elected Mudpuppy’s Tub and Scrub Dog Wash and Grooming co-owner Daniel Bergerac as […]
A transgender school board candidate picked up early backing this week from San Francisco’s progressive LGBT political club. Jamie Rafaela Wolfe, who lost her first bid for a school board seat in 2010, is again seeking to join the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education this fall. She won an early endorsement Tuesday […]
Legislation designed to cut HIV transmissions by allowing California pharmacists to sell syringes over the counter to adults passed the state Assembly Thursday, April 10 and is headed to the Senate. Assembly Bill 1743, authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would permanently give pharmacists the choice to sell syringes to adults without prescription if […]
The long awaited Harvey Milk stamp will receive a White House debut May 22. The U.S. Postal Service made the announcement this afternoon, Friday, April 11, confirming a report in the Bay Area Reporter last month. In a press release, the postal service said the stamp image will be previewed at a later date and […]
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón honored gay police Inspector Len Broberg Thursday (April 10) for his work on an attempted murder case that ended in August with two gang members being sent to prison for the next few decades. Gascón recognized Broberg, a veteran member of the San Francisco Police Department’s Gang Task Force, […]
A Castro group has released a list of proposed history facts to be etched into the newly expanded sidewalks in the heart of the city’s gay neighborhood. They trace the area’s start as a settlement for Native Americans in the late 1770s through the arrival of Mexican and European settlers in the 1800s and 1900s. […]
City planners expect to re-open expanded sidewalks in San Francisco’s gay Castro district by mid June, well ahead of the early October completion date for the project. The new sidewalks will likely be ready for pedestrian use on June 17, and the area’s Castro Merchants group is planning to host a sidewalk sale Saturday, June […]
Castro business leaders elected a new president and board at their monthly meeting this morning and thanked former president Terry Asten Bennett for her two years of service in the position. As expected, the Castro Merchants group in San Francisco’s gay neighborhood elected Mudpuppy’s Tub and Scrub Dog Wash and Grooming co-owner Daniel Bergerac as […]
A new bar featuring classic arcade games is headed to San Francisco’s gay Castro district. The owner of upper Market Street bar Blackbird, Shawn Vergara, and Tiffny Vergara Chung, who is the business manager at Blackbird, are behind the new establishment. Dubbed “Project 22″ for now, due to its location in the new mixed-used development […]
A 68-year-old man was attacked and robbed in San Francisco’s gay Castro neighborhood early Thursday morning (April 3), police reported. The incident occurred at 2 a.m. at 18th and Castro streets. The suspect, described only as a black male age 30 to 35, approached the victim from behind, punched him in the face, and stole […]
Gay Oakland resident Richard Fuentes announced Thursday (April 3) that he is running for a seat on the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees. The Area 7 Peralta seat is open, as current trustee, Abel Guillen, who identifies as two-spirit, has announced he will be running for the District 2 Oakland City Council seat. Voters […]

A federal judge has ruled that the state of Ohio must recognize gay marriages legally performed in states that have legalized same sex unions. According to the Associated Press: Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and “unenforceable in all circumstances.” “The record before this court […]

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Brian Epstein, the man who brought the Beatles to the world, was gay when it was a felony to be so in the U.K., Jewish in an anti-Semitic time, and from Liverpool when it was just a dingy port town. The Fifth Beatle (Vivek J. Tiwary, writer, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, artists) is […]

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This play is, without a doubt, a masterpiece of the American theatre, and director Kenny Leon has given a solid,olid, understated account of it. Set on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, A Raisin in the Sun follows the conflicting dreams among three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee (Denzel Washington), his wife […]

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In Terrence McNally’s often funny, always thoughtful new play Mothers and Sons, mother Katherine (Tyne Daly) pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s ex-partner Cal (Frederick Weller), who is now married to another man, Will (Bobby Steggart) and has a young son. She has something of her son’s to […]

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