LGBT News Roundup: 09.18.12

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POLITICS

Better Know An Anti-LGBT Senate Candidate: Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)

Tenth in a series examining how anti-LGBT Senate candidates have worked to hurt the cause of equality.

Group against gay marriage amendment airs first ad

The campaign to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on November’s ballot is airing its first TV commercial featuring a suburban, Catholic married couple talking about their friendship with a lesbian couple who live next door.

RNC Convention Star Clint Eastwood Reaffirms Support For Marriage Equality

Actor/director Clint Eastwood, whose controversial “surprise” Republican National Convention conversation with an empty stool ranked as the convention’s highlight for a plurality of viewers, reiterated his support for marriage equality Monday. 

CULTURE

Major League Baseball Player Puts Gay Slur On Eye Black

The Toronto Blue Jays losing at home to the Boston Red Sox was only the second most surprising thing to happen at the Rogers Centre on Saturday.

Petition started to reinstate gay Boy Scout leader

A petition drive to reinstate a Louisville Boy Scout leader who said he was forced to resign because he is gay has gathered more than 2,000 signatures.

Not My (Only) Kid

Coming out as gay is tough almost the world over. In China, it can constitute a major tragedy.

Longtime LGBT rights champion, former PFLAG president Elinor Lewallen dies

Elinor Lewallen, a longtime champion of equal rights for LGBT people, and President of PFLAG National in the late 1980s, has died, the organization announced Friday. She was 93.

Linda Harvey “opposes” bullying by bullying LGBT community

Usually, people opposed to bullying refrain from engaging in it, but not anti-LGBT activist Linda Harvey.

BUSINESS

The Out Developer Who Built a Website to Save You Money

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Meet the software developer who thinks he can save you money…

 

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