LGBT News Roundup: 08.17.12


The First LGBT Gaming and Geek Convention

GaymerCon will be the first gaming and geek lifestyle convention with a focus on the LGBT community, and it will take place August 3-4, 2013 in San Francisco. 

Anti-gay Russian activists sue Madonna for $10 million

A group of Russian anti-gay activists sued American pop star Madonna for $10 million on Friday, saying she had insulted their feelings when she spoke out for gay rights at a concert in St Petersburg last week.

No ‘Fairness Amendment’ To End LGBT Discrimination In Lincoln, Nebraska

After a hard fought battle to pass non-discrimination ordinance for LGBT people, lawmakers in Lincoln, Nebraska, are pulling the issue off the table.

Jacksonville, Fla., Rejects Adding LGBT Protections to Anti-Discrimination Law

The largest city in Florida will not include protections of LGBT citizens from discrimination, including housing and jobs.

Update: each member of LGBT-supporting feminist punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison

Three members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot have been found guilty and convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. Each band member has been sentenced to two years in prison, beginning from the day of their arrest.

Sharing Three of My Deepest, Darkest Gay Secrets for the First Time to Fight Hate

On Wednesday a tragic incident took place at the offices of the Family Research Council when a man opened fire and wounded a security guard. 

Gay Club Hit By ‘Flaming Projectiles’ In Salt Lake City

The group gathered at Club JAM in Salt Lake City early Thursday morning were shocked and awed when they were suddenly “bombarded” by “flaming projectiles,” the local ABC News affiliate reports. 

Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years

Moscow’s top court has upheld a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years.

Vatican, Nuns at Odds over Gay Marriage, Abortion

The largest Catholic nuns’ organization in the United States is at odds with the Vatican over social issues like gay marriage and abortion. Both sides are holding talks to see if they can come to an agreement.

Abbott’s gay sister can’t change his mind

TONY Abbott’s lesbian sister says she isn’t going to try to convince her brother to change his mind on gay marriage.

Video: Nightline from ABC News : Mormon, ‘Happily Married’ and Gay

Father of a devout Mormon family says he is attracted to men but his faith is more important.

Adam Levine sounds off on gay marriage

Singer Adam Levine made headlines earlier this year when he said that if he were US president for a day, the first thing he’d do is make gay marriage legal.


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