Andy Cohen, gay Boy Scout, New York march
Bravo’s top gay to host DNC LGBTs with Michelle Obama and Jason Collins, Boy Scouts staffer anonymously bemoans BSA closet, gay mayoral candidate and lesbian DOMA plaintiff hit streets with thousands over gay shooting victim, Archies takes on One Million Moms, Minnesota Republicans retaliate, and more LGBT headlines.
Thousands march in vigil for New York City shooting victim. Lesbian City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Supreme Court DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor (top photo) joined the sign carriers and rainbow flag wavers through Greenwich Village on Monday. The fatal shooting of a gay man prompted the demonstration. A man has confessed and been charged with a hate crime, After the march, NYPD promised an increased police presence. Sadly, a gay couple was attacked hours after the rally.
Bravo’s Andy Cohen to host Michelle Obama with big-money Democrats. The network’s gay honcho (second photo) talks about emceeing the DNC LGBT Leadership Gala. The May 29 New York City event will see the First Lady headline, recently out NBA player Jason Collins on the guest list, and Cohen with his eye out for a husband to legally marry.
Gay Boy Scouts employee discusses his painful closet. Time magazine is protecting the identity of the employee, who writes with passion about coming up through scouting, becoming an Eagle Scout and transitioning into fulltime fundraising for the group for two decades. As the nation bites its nails toward Thursday’s vote on the BSA’s gay ban, here’s how often cable news mentions pedophilia in Boy Scouts coverage.
Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride. The lesbian teacher, astronaut and first woman in space died last year. The medal is the highest civilian honor for a U.S. citizen. Ride’s partner, mother and sister have been notified of the award to be presented later this year.
Study: Gay marriage bans harm mental health. In the 13 states that approved constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage in 2004, there was a sharp increase in psychological disorders among people who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to Columbia University. Those states also have more gays with kids.
Archie Comics gay kiss takes aim at One Million Moms. A fictionalized stab at the real-life wingnuts appears in the current issue of “Kevin Keller.” A Riverdale teen draws the ire of a disapproving mom for the kiss (photo), and the comic rakes her over the coals in a thinly veiled treatise against such bigots.
Activists pressure Sen. Chuck Schumer on gay immigration. The New York Democrat is in a tough position as a staunch LGBT ally. At a private meeting, he was told that not adding married gay binational couples to immigration reform would be unforgivable, but he also faces Republicans promising to drop any reform if same-sex couples are included. The bill’s fate has lots of moving parts.
Virginia GOP nominee for LG under fire for anti-gay past. E. W. Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and prominent preacher, has compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK and gays to pedophiles, among other gems.
Minnesota Republicans kill anti-bullying bill. A measure that would have bolstered the state’s notoriously weak bully bill became the target of political maneuvering by state Catholics and the GOP still incensed over losing the gay marriage fight. In their debate, the bill sounded like schools would be used for “reeducation camps” for gays.
March photo via Queerty; Cohen by Project Q Atlanta; Ride from SheWired; still from Archies Comics; Jackson by Washington Times
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