LGBT News Roundup: 08.13.12


Uganda: Against Odds, Gay Pride Events Take Place in Entebbe

The LGBT community has been harassed for years in Uganda. This is why the first Gay Pride organized on August 4th in Entebbe was praised worldwide.

Funds withheld from Honduras as U.S. investigates claims about anti-LGBT killings, death squads

The U.S. government is withholding funds to Honduran law enforcement units directly supervised by their new national police chief until the U.S. can investigate allegations that he ran a death squad a decade ago, according to a State Department report released this week.

The Orcs Of Westboro Baptist Church To Picket LGBT GaymerCon

Last week we told you how GaymerCon, the LGBT-focused gaming and tech convention beat its Kickstarter goal in just four days and has been galvanzing gay and gay-friendly gamers across the country.

Trans Man Denied Cancer Treatment; Now Feds Say It’s Illegal

Jay Kallio, a former EMT who is disabled with kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis and now cancer, has struggled to get good medical care, but being transgender stood in the way.

Golf ball carries anti-gay message at St. Paul church

Errant golf balls can often be found in the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church parking lot, according to the Rev. Bonnie Wilcox. But it’s believed that the one found Saturday with an anti-gay slur written on it wasn’t just a misplayed shot.

Black Gay People Face Serious Problems Accessing Public Services

Despite huge progress in public attitudes towards Britain’s 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people, news stories about homophobia in the media and among politicians and church leaders show there remains a lot to be done.

Log Cabin Republicans Defend Paul Ryan For His One (And Only) Pro-Gay Vote

The Log Cabin Republicans were quick to defend Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Saturday upon the announcement he would be Mitt Romney’s running mate in the presidential election.

Frederick Chick-fil-A restaurant vandalized with marriage equality stickers, gay pride flag

Frederick police say vandals put stickers promoting marriage equality and a gay pride flag on the windows of a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

After uphill legal battle, gay couple jointly adopts 12 kids 

Steven and Roger Ham wanted to ensure the children they’d adopted out of foster care would get all the same benefits that adoptees of a straight couple would have — not an easy thing to do in Arizona.

10 Gay Olympians Win Medals In London, Tie Jamaica And Iran In Gold Medal Count

If a country, Team Gay would have finished tied with Mexico and Ethiopia in total medals. Over a third of all out athletes won a medal, surpassing Team USA.

Paul Ryan on Gay Rights: ‘I Don’t Know Why We Are Talking About This’

Mitt Romney’s running mate is a man who, like Romney himself, once supported gay rights — and I do mean just one time — only to run far away when he needed to genuflect before cultural conservatives.

Gay Olympic hero Matthew Mitcham decides not to retire from diving

Despite a shock exit from the 10m platform semi-final yesterday, Matthew Mitcham, one of the very few openly gay male Olympians says that he has decided not to retire from sport after the London 2012 Olympics.

Five Gay Rights Measures Gov. Romney Can Support Right Now to Help Him Win the Election

When Mitt Romney ran for Senate back in 1994, he argued that the issue of gay rights “should become a mainstream concern,” promising gay rights supporters in Massachusetts that he would do more for their cause than then-Senator Ted Kennedy.

Aussie Swimmer Ian Thorpe Equally Fluid About His Sexuality

Australian swimmer turned BBC commentator Ian Thorpe doesn’t seem to have a straight answer when it comes to his sexuality.



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