Cynthia Nixon, anti-gay dinner guest, Gay Days
“Sex & The City” star marries partner, Family Research Council accepts invite from lesbian moms, Gay Days in Orlando begins, best bet for DC Comics’ new gay character, bullied teen’s parents blame school, Farrakhan blasts Obama, and more LGBT headlines.
• Louis Farrakhan blasts Obama on gay marriage. Just as mixed reports started to say Obama is softening black voters to the idea, the charismatic Nation Of Islam leader (top photo) spoke colorfully on Sunday to make sure his opposition was clear.
• Lesbian couple invites anti-gay leader to dinner. Family Research Council head Tony Perkins said he and his wife will accept an invitation from Family Equality Council Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler and her partner, who hope their Christian family softens Perkins’ views.
• Cynthia Nixon weds longtime partner. The Tony winner and “Sex & The City” actress (second photo, right) married her girlfriend of eight years Christine Marinoni (left) on Sunday in New York. Their son and Nixon’s other two children were in attendance.
• Two arrested in anti-gay beating at party. Max Pelofske, 21, was taken to the hospital for injuries from nine boys at a Minnesota high school graduation party attacking him after one of the boys asked, “Are you gay?” and he answered yes. Other witnesses offer a different version of events.
• Suicide attempt leaves bullied gay teen permanently brain damaged. Florida teen Zach Gray (third photo) suffered daily taunts at school that led to him hang himself a year ago. Now his parents are questioning his Tampa-area school system after finding out definitively that he’ll never walk or talk again.
• It’s on: Gay Days begins in Orlando. Celebrating their 20th year, organizers are expecting a record 160,000 attendees to attend day and nighttime events Tuesday through Sunday set in and around Disney World.
• Original Green Lantern likely new gay DC character. Some sources at Phoenix ComicCon say the original Green Lantern Alan Scott introduced in 1940 will be the character DC Comics reboots as gay in an upcoming issue.
• Thai transgender model, singer wins provincial election. After winning beauty pageants and the love of fans as the singer of girl band Venus Flytrap, Yollada “Nok” Suanyot won election as the top financial officer in the Nan province, making her the highest-ranking transgender elected official in Thailand.
Farrakhan photo from The Blaze; Nixon photo by Gothamist; Gray photo via Tampa Bay Online; Green Lantern photo from DC Comics
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