‘Bully’ re-rated, gay divorce, Dear Abby, NOM
Documentary gets its PG-13, lesbian divorce case could set out-of-state marriage precedent, Abby advises wife on hubby’s gay friends, gay couple to corner Obama at White House Egg Roll, entire high school makes anti-bullying video, and more LGBT headlines.
• College students rally against hate crimes. After Sunday’s attack on two gay male students who were holding hands on the University of Cincinnati campus, students from each of their schools – one of them went to Miami University – held simultaneous rallies (top photo at UC) to show they’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.
• Gay couple to corner president at White House Egg Roll. While the 8-year-old daughter of Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell enjoys the annual event on Monday, her dads promise to push the president about a proposed executive order banning LGBT-based bias from federal contractors. A gay Atlanta gay family will be there too.
• Dear Abby: Husband going to gay bars with friend. A wife questions if it’s “normal” for a straight guy to socialize, and enjoy being hit on by, gay men – and one in particular – that he met at the gym. The couple’s sex life has diminished too.
• “Bully” gets its PG-13 rating. Three minor edits – none of them to the “controversial” scene that caused the hubbub with some profanity – swayed the board vote just in time for the documentary’s (middle photo) expansion into 55 markets. The film hits Atlanta’s Midtown Art Cinema on April 13.
• Los Angeles gay center decries naming names in sex sting coverage. The names, birthdates, and mugshots of 18 men recently arrested for public sex were published by KCBS/KCAL, and the center is livid. They await a response from the news director.
• Maryland gay divorce case could set precedent. A state judge declined to grant two women a divorce from their California marriage in 2010. The state’s highest appeals court begins hearing arguments Friday.
• NOM calls for federal probe of HRC, IRS. The anti-gay marriage haters expressed outrage at HRC’s public release of NOM’s confidential 2008 IRS tax return that made public 50 contributors to the campaign supporting Prop 8, California’s gay marriage ban.
• California defendants get prison for gay bashing. Two men pleaded no contest Thursday to assault on two gay men on Halloween. Marquise Lucas took four years, and Sierus Dunbar got six years in order to avoid trial.
• Most anti-bullying high school ever? The entire student body at Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas (bottom photo), created an anti-bullying video to the song “Who Do U Think U R?,” a song written and sung by student Kaitlyn K. Watch:
Rally photo by Cincinnati Enquirer; ‘Bully’ photo via Weinstein Company; video still from YouTube
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