Personally, I think it’s rather noteworthy in the first place, that any teen (gay or not) has the forethought to be an organ donor. Such was the case for A.J. Betts, a 16-year-old Iowan who committed suicide after a year and a half of ceaseless bullying on account of his orientation.
Since the news first came out that Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was fired, it was immediately thought to be because of his outspoken LGBT stance. The Minnesota Vikings then hired Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and former U.S. Justice Department attorney Chris Madel to do an independent investigation to see if there was credibility to that claim. Now, six months after the start of the investigation, the report is finished and in the hands of the Vikings.
Neal Gottlieb, an activist who lives in Sausalito, California, took protesting against Uganda’s anti-gay laws to a higher level when he climbed the nation’s highest peak and challenged Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to take it down.
I was just going thru my files this morning, ya know, the kind of morning just slowly waking up, having coffee and not too worried about anything in particular. However, I did run across these, and the question is, funny or something to get fired up about?
And then there’s….. Mistaken Identity Continue reading
Amidst a series of violent anti-gay attacks, The Central Station, Moscow’s largest LGBT club, has closed their doors for good, reports Gay Star News. The club was the victim of what seemed to be an attack campaign, suffering over 20 attacks including poison gas, gunshots outside the venue, and even having their roof taken dismantled and property stolen.
On his VK page (the Russian equivalent of Facebook), Central Station’s CEO Andrei Lischinsky said he’s tired of ‘fighting’ and will let the place go.
Bob Costas, whom much of you know (I know you sports gays are out there) as his role as announcer for Sunday Night Football, will be doing the primetime coverage for the Sochi Olympics for NBC.
Because he said that he was more interested in interviewing Vladimir Putin than commentating on the games, some took that to mean he would avoid talking about anti-gay law on air. Now he assures us, that is not the case. Via HuffPo:
That comment, Costas said Tuesday, was misinterpreted by some to suggest that he would avoid discussion of the widely condemned law banning gay “propaganda.”
“If Putin doesn’t drag his butt into the studio, then we’ll talk about it without him,” Costas said during an Olympics press preview. “But if he shows up, we’d rather talk to him. Wouldn’t you rather hear it from the horse’s mouth? I would. That’s what I was trying to say.”
If you haven’t heard Uganda finally passed their anti-gay law, making being gay punishable by life in prison. Much of the civilized world has been in an uproar over this, and now we have powerful billionaires like Richard Branson calling to boycott Uganda until things change. He posted the following statement on his website.
“Ugandan MPs have passed a new law making homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment. The law also means people who do not report gay people can be sent to prison.
I have been courted by various people and government officials to do business in Uganda. I was seriously considering it.
However, the dreadful witch hunt against the gay community and lifetime sentences means it would be against my conscience to support this country. Continue reading