LGBT News Roundup: 08.02.12


Chick-fil-A store breaks with founder to sponsor LGBT Pride

New Hampshire’s only Chick-fil-A restaurant is going against the wishes of chicken chain founder Dan Cathy by pledging to co-sponsor an LGBT Pride Festival in the state.

Five local LGBT attorneys receive national honor 

Five local attorneys have been named to the The National LGBT Bar Association’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Class of 2012. (Forty attorneys across the country compose this year’s class.) 


Wendy’s has clarified that a North Carolina franchise owner who posted signs that “We stand with Chick-fil-A” was not speaking on behalf of the company.

New Tel Aviv center will help fight violence against gays

The center will collect data on assaults against members of the gay community and extend legal and psychological support to the victims.

Catholic Church spokesman says gay lifestyle leads to ‘early death’

A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland made headlines this week after he made shocking statements about members of the LGBT community.

U.S. Reps push for LGBT recognition by homeland security

Members of Congress push to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families from continued and tragic separations in the immigration system.

Exclusive: Read The Pro-LGBT Comments One Million Moms Deleted From Facebook

One Million Moms (OMM) is scrubbing their Facebook page threatening a boycott of (for its support of same-ex marriage) of pro-LGBT and pro-Amazon comments.

Hamburger Mary’s to Donate Profits of Its New Hate-Free Chicken Sandwich

Hamburger Mary’s, the legendary LGBT- and drag-friendly chain of eateries that serve burgers with a side of sass, wants to remind customers that it’s a place for “open-minded people, a place where everyone is welcome and diversity is celebrated,” according to Ashley Wright, co-owner of  the Chicago and Milwaukee franchises and co-owner of the master franchise brand.

Greg Louganis, Gay Olympic Diver, On Living With HIV And Chick-Fil-A Controversy

“Back in 1988 when I was diagnosed with HIV, we thought of HIV as a death sentence.”

Gore Vidal’s spat with Charlton Heston over gay ‘Ben-Hur’ subtext

Back in the Jurassic Age before Twitter, celebrities used to settle scores in public by writing letters to newspapers. One of the liveliest dust-ups in memory took place in the pages of the L.A. Times between actor Charlton Heston and Gore Vidal, the consummate American man of letters who died Tuesday at his Hollywood Hills home at age 86.

Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Controversy: Gay Employees Speak Out

Elected officials have urged Chick-fil-A to stay out of their cities, the Jim Henson Company has severed ties, and gay rights groups are organizing national protests against the fried chicken chain. 

Russia’s Leading Social Network Says No To Gay Relationship Status

Kontatke, Russia’s largest social network, is under fire from the homosexual community after saying it would not allow users to indicate in their profile that they are in a same-sex relationship. 



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