Trending News

Dear Abby joins fight against Minnesota's anti-gay marriage amendment

Written by WiG Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:51

The woman behind  Dear Abby, the widely syndicated advice column, has added her voice to those opposing a discriminatory constitutional amendment that would outlaw marriage equality in Minnesota.

Jeanne Phillips, who writes Dear Abby, sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the pro-gay group Minnesotans United for All Families. The letter asks Minnesotans to oppose the amendment and give a donation to the group fighting it.

N.J. teacher who posted anti-gay Facebook rant resigns

Written by AP Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:41

A New Jersey teacher who caused a furor with anti-gay comments on Facebook has resigned.

Jenye “Viki” Knox is a 21-year teaching veteran who has worked in the Union Township schools since 2000.

Sandusky at risk of rape in prison

Written by AP Wednesday, 10 October 2012 08:06

Because of who he is and what he's done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week, according to officials. The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced Oct. 8 to between 30 and 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down legendary coach Joe Paterno.

With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders are roughly two to four times more likely than other inmates to fall victim..

The leading opponent of gay marriage in Washington has an astounding number of Facebook friends – in Bangkok, Thailand.

The blog PamsHouseBlend reported this week a surge in Facebook likes for Preserve Marriage Washington, the organization driving the campaign to overturn the state’s 2012 marriage equality law on election day. Voters are being asked whether they want to keep the law, which allows for same-sex couples to legally marry in the state.

Vice presidential debate is tonight

Written by WiG Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:29

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan debate tonight.

The debate will take place at 9 p.m. EST at Centre College in Danville, Ky., with ABC News chief foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz as the moderator.

Kappa Alpha Psi's gay wedding video goes viral

Written by WiG Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:21

A video of a Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brother marrying his partner is approaching a million views at various sources.

The video, “Robert + Nathanael 9.8.12,” has more than 1,400 “likes” and just 65 “dislikes.”

Florida gov provides adult phone number instead of meningitis hotline

Written by WiG Wednesday, 10 October 2012 07:06

Florida Gov. Rick Scott accidentally provided a number for an “adult” phone service rather than the hotline service for the fungal meningitis outbreak.

WUSF radio and the Miami Herald report that the Republican governor was providing an update on the outbreak during a cabinet meeting on Oct. 9. He transposed two numbers that led callers to an “adult” phone line.

A former student is suing Corinthian College and a criminal justice professor for repeatedly referring to women in her class as “dyke” and discriminating against a student based on her sexual orientation.

Anna Eakins has filed suit against the school, president Richard Mallow and professor Denise Grecco in the superior court complaint in California.

The Family Research Council wants a school fined because it placed on paid leave an administrator who signed an anti-gay marriage petition.

Gallaudet University put chief diversity officer Angela McCaskill on leave after learning that she signed a petition to hold a referendum on Maryland’s marriage equality law on Nov. 6.

New York, Chicago and L.A. top the list of 'gay sugar daddy cities'

Written by WiG Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:01

If you’re looking for a sugar daddy, New York is where you want to be. It’s also the best city if you’re a sugar daddy looking for a suitable companion with whom to share your largesse.

A survey by SeekingArrangement.com, the world’s largest sugar dating website, found that the Big Apple tops the heap of both the “Top 10 Gay Sugar Daddy Cities” and the “Top 10 Gay Sugar Baby Cities.” The website surveyed over 256,000 member profiles to find the winners.

Minnesota LGBT youth group barred from Halloween parade

Written by WiG Wednesday, 10 October 2012 05:13

An LGBT youth group in Anoka, Minn., has been barred from participating in an upcoming Halloween parade.

Justin’s Gift was told there isn’t enough room for them in the Oct. 27 parade, according to a report from Minnesota Public Radio.

Anti-gay marriage measure trailing in Minnesota

Written by WiG Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:15

A new poll shows that a proposed constitutional amendment against gay marriage is trailing in Minnesota, where a month ago voters favored the measure.

The polling, however, remains extremely close – 46 percent of voters support the constitutional ban against gay marriage and 49 percent oppose it. A month ago, support for the amendment was at 48 percent, according to Public Policy Polling.