John Travolta, DNC gay marriage, LGBT aging
Travolta caught in gay sexual harassment suit, Democrats debate marriage equality from White House to Kennedy Center, conference investigates elderly gays, riveting tribute video to dead boyfriend, gay children’s book author dies, and more LGBT headlines.
• Gay “Where the Wild Things Are” author dead at 83. Maurice Sendak (top photo) hit the bigtime in children’s books with the 1963 classic and illustrated more than a dozen other books as well. He came out in 2008.
• All eyes on North Carolina’s gay marriage ballot. The last Southern state without a constitutional amendment against marriage equality votes Tuesday on whether to adopt one as the nation watches. UPDATE: It passed.
• Bishop won’t let group publicly honor gay student. Keaton Fuller won a Matthew Shepard Scholarship, but the Catholic Bishop in Iowa City nixed plans to let Fuller receive it during a ceremony at his Catholic high school.
• Gay sexual harassment suit details John Travolta’s junk. In the latest claim that the actor (middle photo) is gay, his camp denies that he inappropriately touched a masseur. The lawsuit lays bare the particulars of Travolta’s eight-inch anatomy among other, ahem, juicy tidbits.
• First White House Conference on LGBT aging held in Miami. Monday’s conference delved into unique obstacles gay people face from discrimination, health-care inequities and fear of retaliation.
• Romney surrogate presses Obama on gay marriage. With veep Joe Biden publicly supporting marriage equality, former New York Gov. George Pataki, a high profile Romney backer, says voters deserve to know where the president “stands today and where he will stand next year on this issue.”
• Caroline Kennedy calls for marriage equality in Democratic platform. While giving the JFK Profile in Courage Award to Iowa justices ousted after making gay marriage law in that state, the late president’s daughter said the “fundamental right” to marry should be an official position of the party.
• Gay man honors boyfriend’s death in devastating video. In “It Could Happen To You,” Shane Bitney Crone (bottom photo, left) commemorates the one-year anniversary of Tom Bridegroom’s (right) death with heartfelt memories and a condemnation of their lack of marriage rights. Watch:
Sendak photo by Los Angeles Times; Travolta photo via Gawker; Crone-Bridegroom photo from YouTube
blog comments powered by Disqus