LGBT News Roundup: 09.11.12

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Politics

The Most Antigay Political Ad You’ve Ever Seen

Republican New York State Senator Mark Grisanti is being attacked with this salacious mailer that shows sexy boys

LGBT Allies Discourage Lawmakers From Participating In Values Voters Conference

Several prominent social justice groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, and National Council of La Raza, have sent a letter discouraging public officials from participating in the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit this weekend.

Romney’s Insensitivity To LGBT People: ‘I Didn’t Know You Had Families’

Boston Spirit magazine has dug a bit deeper into Mitt Romney’s past interactions with LGBT people, particularly during his time as governor. 

Health

Discriminatory Donor Policies Substitute Stereotypes for Science

The Department of Health and Human Services’ policies on donor eligibility prevent donation by gay men because of outdated assumptions that are decades out of step with medical science. 

Opinion

How to Be Proud

I used to associate Pride parades with shameless displays of sweaty skin, manorexia, and binge drinking; pierced leather daddies; shabby attempts at drag; and criminally overpriced parties…

Why I Called the Log Cabin Republicans “Uncle Toms”

“I am not surprised that members of the Log Cabin Republicans are offended by my comparing them to Uncle Tom.”

International

Nick Clegg in ‘bigot row’ over gay marriage speech

Nick Clegg has become embroiled in a row over gay marriage after aides had to remove comments in the draft version of a speech calling opponents “bigots”.

France Announces Plan to Allow Gay Marriage

The French government has outlined its plans for gay marriage and adoption.

Mexico: persecuted gay teacher wins asylum in US

The Mexican daily La Jornada reported on Sept. 6 that the US had granted political asylum to Mexican teacher Agustín Estrada Negrete, who claimed he had suffered persecution and torture from officials of México state because of his homosexuality. 

Culture

Hollywood director places incest alongside gay marriage

In controversial remarks, that have inadvertently offended some in the LGBT community, writer-director Nick Cassavetes has placed incest alongside gay marriage.

Hate Group Teaches Children To Compare Homosexuality To Overeating

The hate group Mission: America has released a new guide for talking to kids about homosexuality.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER KICKED OFF TEAM AFTER OUTING HIMSELF

Though Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe have prompted a media discussion about improving LGBT inclusion in the world of football, North Dakota student Jamie Kuntz is having a very different experience.

 

 

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