LGBT News Roundup: 07.13.12

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NEWS/Frank Ocean’s Not Alone: Five Other Singers Who’ve Come Out as Gay

The hip hop world exploded with support for singer Frank Ocean when he revealed his first love was a man last week, but the 24-year-old “Novacane” crooner isn’t the first music-maker to come out as gay.

71% of Utah Voters Support Gay Partnerships

A new poll has found that while 72% of Utah citizens are against marriage equality, 71% favor some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples.

The Contenders: Hot LGBT Prospects for Office

Get acquainted with some of the LGBT candidates hoping to storm the halls of power this year.

Stephen Moyer: ‘Is There Such a Thing as Too Gay?’

True Blood’s Stephen Moyer would love to consummate his onscreen bromance with Alex Skarsgård, but he doesn’t really need to see costar Joe Manganiello strip in Magic Mike.

Some businesses see benefits to pro-gay stance

With its “Legalize Love” campaign, Google became the latest in a growing number of companies to publicly take a position in support of gay rights.

Freedom to Marry for Young Conservatives: The GOP Gay Marriage Push

While Bush-era figures and many young Republicans have come out in favor of same-sex marriage, the majority of the GOP still opposes it. Michelle Goldberg talks to officials from a new outreach group lobbying to change that.

Richard Noble, a Man You Should Know

Richard Noble reflects on his journey of being the first “out” gay man to walk across the country, covering 10 states and more than 2,700 miles in 15 months. 

Same-sex couple fights to stop deportation, gay marriage ban

A Filipino woman who married her American wife in 2008, when it was briefly legal to do so in the state of California, should not be denied immigration rights that heterosexual couples receive and should not be deported, her lawyers are arguing in a lawsuit.

 

 

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