John Travolta, gay name, Savage v. GOProud
Married couple’s hyphenated name change not OK in Ohio, another gay lawsuit against John Travolta, Dan Savage calls GOProud “house faggots” as half of gay members didn’t want to endorse Romney, “gay parents bad” study debunked, and more LGBT headlines.
• Only two GOProud gays voted for Romney endorsement. When the conservative gay group endorsed Mitt Romney (top photo) for president, the narrow margin and gay-straight split wasn’t known. Four of seven GOProud board members supported the endorsement. Two of the board’s only four gay members were against it. Dan Savage calls GOProud “GOP’s house faggots” who “grab their ankles, right on cue. Pathetic.”
• “Gay parents are worse” researcher inadvertently debunks own study. Mark Regnerus, he of the report being taken apart one piece at a time, defends his study for failing to find more than two cases of children from a household with longterm gay partners who are parents.
• Gay married couple denied last name change. Stephen Hill and Joshua Snyder (second photo) were married in Washington, D.C., last year. They thought that legally hyphenating their last names in Ohio would be their choice and a snap. They were wrong and brought it to court.
• Poll: Obama gay marriage announcement doesn’t sway opinions. As the dust settles on the president voicing his support, an Associated Press poll shows that, although he fired up his core supporters and opposition, overall opinions haven’t budged in the U.S.
• Alleged gay lover files libel suit against Travolta. The latest twist in John Travolta’s (bottom photo) multiple gay sex allegations finds the tell-all book writer Robert Randolph, who claims bathhouse shenanigans and a six-year affair with the actor, accusing the Travolta camp of spreading false rumors about Randolph’s mental stability in an attempt to quash the book.
• Space Needle declines to fly Pride flag. After two years in a row waving a giant rainbow over Seattle during Pride festivities, a spokesperson for the landmark says politics and the divisive issue of gay marriage at the Washington state ballot box have nothing to do with the decision not to show their Pride this year.
• Catch up on all of this week’s LGBT national news in our weekday Afternoon Headline Rambles.
Hill-Snyder photo from YouTube; Travolta and Romney photos by AP
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