Circumnavigate – the daily 429 roundup

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Don’t have time to search out the news? We do. Let us help you circumnavigate LGBTA discourse from around the globe.

Politics:

The ACLU has filed a legal brief supporting a challenge to Nevada’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. More>>

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on Wednesday told The New York Times that he would vote for ENDA. More>>

Maggie Gallagher: ‘I believe SCOTUS is going to impose gay marriage in all fifty states within the next two years.’ More>>

Richard Tisei, an openly gay former Republican congressional candidate and state senate minority leader in Massachusetts, has released a statement announcing an exploratory committee for a 2014 congressional bid. More>>

How unjust family laws are keeping LGBT parents away from their children. More>>

Celebrity: 

All-American Boy singer Steve Grand defends making song about gay falling for straight guy. More>>

More than 250 people from Northwestern and the surrounding community showed up to hear former U.S. Representative Barney Frank speak about his personal background, experiences in Congress and political viewpoints Tuesday night. More>>

Ben Cohen, Rugby Star And LGBT Rights Advocate, Strips Down For 2014 Calendar (VIDEO). More>>

Culture: 

Gay marriage has helped fuel a tourism boomlet in gay-friendly Santa Fe, New Mexico. More>>

About two dozen LGBT rights activists attempted to disrupt a kickoff event Tuesday for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 100-day countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. More>>

International Affairs:

Exclusive interview with Davis Mac-Iyalla, the Nigerian LGBT rights activist fighting to redefine religion. More>>

Pakistan’s move to ban access to a gay website reflects the conservative society’s inability to accept a “larger world view”, activists say. More>>

A Chilean court sentenced four neo-Nazis to between seven years and life in prison for the killing of a 24-year-old gay man. More>>

Health:

Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals have a greater risk for a variety of negative health effects as a result of stress caused by anti-gay prejudice, according to new study. More>>

A straight man is recovering from injuries he sustained after being attacked for protecting his gay friends. More>>

Anti-LGBT:

Alpha Iota, the Morgan State University chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, is under investigation at Morgan State University for rejecting Brian Stewart, who pledged the fraternity because his pastor and mentor from his youth was a member. More>>

Man sets home on fire with bible, blames a gay demon attempted to seduce him. More>>

Newcastle Knights NRL footballer Ryan Stig has received backlash from angry social media users following a controversial rant about homosexuality and gay marriage. More>>

Joseph Farah, the editor of the Christian conservative site WND.com, has warned that gay marriage might provoke God to retaliate with a great disaster that threatens humankind. More>>

Former Redskins player Dexter Manley took the Washington-Dallas football rivalry to a new low Monday by referring to Cowboys legend Troy Aikman as “a queer” during an interview on WTOP radio. More>>

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