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Victory Fund launches ‘Weekend in Wisconsin’ for Baldwin campaign

Written by WiG Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:07

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, as it works to elect Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate, is inviting volunteers from around the country to work a “Weekend in Wisconsin.”

The initiative takes place on weekends until the Nov. 6 election.

GLAAD: Record high number of LGBT characters on TV

Written by WiG Friday, 05 October 2012 10:16

The number of regular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on broadcast networks has risen to the highest ever recorded, while the overall LGBT character count also increased on cable television.

That information is in Where We Are on TV, a report from GLAAD, a national LGBT media advocacy and anti-defamation group. The report is based on a review of scripted LGBT prime time programing for the 2012-13 season.

San Fran supervisor wants to ban most public nudity

Written by AP,
WiG reports
Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:10

A San Francisco supervisor, fed up with the almost-daily displays of nudity in the heavily gay Castro district, introduced legislation this week that would make it illegal to walk around naked on San Francisco streets.

The city allows nudity except in parks, on port property and in restaurants, but under the ordinance by Supervisor Scott Wiener, nudity at city plazas, parks, sidewalks, streets and public transit would be banned.

Boxing champ Orlando Cruz comes out as gay

Written by WiG Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:41

Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has become the first openly gay man in the sport’s history.

The world’s No. 4-ranked featherweight came out as gay on Wednesday. “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself,” he told sports media.

Morther starts petition for gay son denied Eagle Scout ranking

Written by WiG Friday, 05 October 2012 18:09

Ryan Andresen, 18, recently completed the requirements for earning his Eagle Scout award. His final project was building a “tolerance wall” for victims of bullying, as he was.

But his Scoutmaster in Moraga, Calif., refused to sign off on the award, which is the Boy Scouts’ highest ranking. The reason: He’s gay.

Obama’s speech delivered to thousands in Madison

Written by WiG Friday, 05 October 2012 06:07

The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 4.

Chick-fil-A prez: We support ‘Biblical families’

Written by AP Thursday, 04 October 2012 09:55

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy voiced his support for “Biblical families” in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding gay marriage.

Cathy told Atlanta TV station WXIA in an interview released on Oct. 3 that families are important to “those of us who are concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage.”

Record number of gays run for Congress

Written by AP Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:13

Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats. Instead of fretting, their activist admirers are excited about a record number of gays vying to win seats in the next Congress – and to make history in the process.

When the oaths of office are taken in January, Congress could have its first openly gay Asian-American, Mark Takano of California; its first openly bisexual member, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; and its first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.

The New York City Health Department has issued a local advisory recommending that any man who is HIV positive and has had intimate contact with another man met through a website, digital phone app, at a bar or party since Sept. 1 should be vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease.

The local recommendation follows reports of a spike in meningitis cases in the past five weeks.

Installation of new anti-gay archbishop draws cheers, rebukes

Written by AP Friday, 05 October 2012 04:44

The installation of a new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco – a backer of California’s same-sex marriage ban – drew support and protest as the 56-year-old priest assumed the ceremonial seat at St. Mary’s Cathedral during a Mass Thursday.

Such inductions have not historically been cause for much interest or angst in San Francisco, where the population of church faithful is smaller than in many major U.S. cities. But attention was intense this time.

Kimmel, Tomlin, Chenoweth joining celebration honoring Ellen DeGeneres

Written by WiG Thursday, 04 October 2012 09:37

Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Harvey, Sean Hayes, Jimmy Kimmel, John Krasinski, Jason Mraz, Lily Tomlin and others will salute Ellen DeGeneres at the 15th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor show on Oct. 22.

PBS will broadcast the salute on Oct. 30.

Frat brother denies taking wine enema and says he's not gay

Written by AP Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:49

The University of Tennessee student cited in police reports as suffering alcohol poisoning from a wine enema denounced the report as false and said he is prepared to take legal action.

Alexander Broughton’s attorney, Daniel McGehee, said at a news conference that the witness interviewed by police at the emergency room has denied telling officers Broughton was sickened by an alcohol enema, The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/RaDq1L) reported.