Adam Lambert, gay Target T’s, Romney donation
Lambert makes gay history as first out artist with No. 1 album, Target T-shirts celebrate Pride for charity, Mitt Romney on list of allegedly hidden NOM Prop 8 donors, video of Jane Lynch’s commencement speech at wife’s alma mater, and more LGBT headlines.
• NOM hides identities of 11 donors, possibly Mitt Romney. Gay Republican Fred Karger filed a challenge to the National Organization for Marriage for failing to report $345,000 in contributions from 11 donors—including MItt Romney (top photo)—for Proposition 8. Romney is apparently down for $10K.
• Thanks, Mr. President: Opposition to gay marriage drops. A Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a record high 53 percent of Americans think same-sex unions should be legal after Obama’s “evolution” on the issue. Opposition is less than four in 10, a new low.
• Adam Lambert makes gay history. Not only did his sophomore album “Trespassing” debut at No. 1 last week on both Billboard’s Top 200 and Top Digital Album charts, Lambert (second photo) becomes the first openly gay artist to ever have a No. 1 album. You go, Adam! Lambert sang the album’s second single “Never Close Our Eyes” on “Idol” and teased its new video.
• Gay Olympians should seek asylum in London. Human rights activist Mark Stephens says Britain must hear any requests for asylum based on dangers at home, so gay athletes whose countries outlaw homosexuality should do so during the Games.
• Target launches gay Pride T-shirt line. Your love your affordable Target graphic Tees. Now you can love one of 10 designs produced specifically for Pride month with proceeds going to the Family Equality Council.
• Deportation threat lifted for Vermont lesbian couple. Japanese immigrant Takako Ueda is legally married to Frances Herbert. U.S. Immigration officials deferred Ueda’s deportation for two years in light of unresolved court battles over legal rights for married gay bi-national couples.
• “Gay” penguin couple given egg of their own. Aw! Male penguins Inca and Rayas have built a nest together every six years with no eggs to nurture. They got one, and Inca is incubating it while Rayas stocks up on grub.
• Jane Lynch delivers Smith College commencement address. “I feel I know quite a bit about Smith women because I married one,” the “Glee” star (bottom photo) said. Watch the full speech:
Romney photo by AP; Lambert photo via Bliss; Lynch photo from YouTube
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