Right-wing talk radio host Michael Berry blasted a Houston TV station last week after it reported that he’d left the scene of a hit-and-run accident he caused while he was leaving a gay bar. He claimed that his political enemies were trying to smear him.
“I’ve always said when you do what I do, the way I do it, you make enemies,” he told his radio audience. “When you poke your finger in as many people’s eye as I do every day, you make enemies,” adding that they will “will accuse you of most anything.”
Oklahoma House of Representative leaders this week blocked advancement of legislation to implement a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the state National Guard.
The legislation, introduced by state Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, would have authorized recruiters and others to ask National Guard troops about their sexual orientation.
The trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s intimate encounter with another man could reveal some of the mystery that surrounds the case if the unidentified man in the video is called to testify.
The story touched off a national conversation about the impact of bullying of young gays after the roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in 2010 in the days following the alleged spying.
Minneapolis-area Lutherans have voted to oppose amending the Minnesota Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
The vote, taken on Feb. 17, made the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America one of the largest faith groups yet to reject the amendment, which goes before voters Nov. 6, reports theMinneapolis Star Tribune.
An attention-getting ad campaign encouraging survivors of male rape to come forward debuted this week in London subway stations.
SurvivorsUK’s public service announcements say "Real Men Get Raped" and show a nail piercing a rugby ball.
Proponents of California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 are preparing to ask the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to review a recent ruling against the controversial ballot measure.
When the three-judge panel earlier this year issued its finding that Prop 8 was unconstitutional, it was unclear whether Prop 8’s defenders would seek a review by the full appeals court or go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Walsall Football Club defender Manny Smith has apologized to a soccer fan he verbally abused in a series of homophobic tweets.
Smith, according to Outsports.com, called gay fan Kevin Paddock a “queer” and “Kev Cock” and tweeted “Seriously you need to explain your earring! A ‘triangle’ u defo a queer belend.”
Bridgewater, Mass., authorities are investigating whether an attack on a student journalist at Bridgewater State University is a hate crime. The lesbian student was punched in the face allegedly for her column opposing the anti-gay Proposition 8.
The incident was first reported in The Comment, the campus newspaper that published Destinie Mogg-Barkalow’s column in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
The Human Rights Campaign and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund on Feb. 21 endorsed Kyrsten Sinema for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.
An Indiana lawmaker is the only member of the Legislature refusing to sign a resolution celebrating the Girl Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary.
The lawmaker, state Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, called the group for girls a “radicalized organization” that supports abortion and the “homosexual lifestyle,” the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette first reported.
The death of a 14-year-old western girl has sparked a movement against bullying and suicide in Kentucky.
The movement started this month after Miranda Campbell fatally shot herself.
Public Policy Polling surveyed U.S. voters on presidents and popularity and found that of the 43 men to hold the job the first remains the most popular.
The pollsters found that 89 percent of voters see George Washington favorably, and only 3 percent see him unfavorably. He is followed in the top 10 by: