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In kids’ count, Obama wins election

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:37

Nearly a quarter of a million students cast their ballots in a national Scholastic Student Vote, with a majority supporting the re-election of President Barack Obama.

Obama had a six-point lead of Mitt Romney in the contest sponsored by Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

ESPN survey finds 62 percent of professional athletes back equality

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:50

An anonymous poll of 62 professional athletes from different sports conducted by ESPN Magazine found that 59 percent support same-sex marriage. The poll questioned players with the NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball on a variety of social issues.

ESPN found that NHL players are the most supportive of equality, with 92 percent of those polled saying they support same-sex marriage. Sixty-one percent of NFL players, 46 percent of NBA players and 45 percent of Major League Baseball players agreed.

Activist asks Romney, Obama to wear purple for LGBT youth Spirit Day

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:55

The activist who led the national campaign to change the rating for a film about bullying is now focusing on getting the presidential candidates to wear purple for Spirit Day, an annual observance celebrating LGBT youth and equality.

Spirit Day is Oct. 19.

I 'heart' boobies bracelets stay banned at Wis. school

Written by WiG Monday, 15 October 2012 12:06

A federal district court judge has denied a request by the ACLU of Wisconsin to end a ban on “I  Boobies! (Keep A Breast)” bracelets at the Sauk Prairie Middle School in Wisconsin.

The court characterized the Keep A Breast foundation's slogan as a “vulgar and sexually provocative statement."

Students don't want anti-gay Chick-fil-A roosting at Elon University

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:06

The student government association at Elon University has voted to oust a Chick-fil-A restaurant from its campus over the chain’s anti-gay policies.

The company’s president has boasted of Chick-fil-A’s opposition to marriage equality and the family-operated businesses side support of anti-gay organizations.

Thompson's son apologizes for send Obama to 'Kenya' comment

Written by AP Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:33

The son of U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has apologized for telling voters this fall should send President Barack Obama back "to Kenya."

Jason Thompson, the son of the former governor, made the comments Sunday during a brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.

2nd presidential debate on Oct. 16

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:35

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama meet again on the debate stage tonight, Oct. 16.

The Oct. 16 presidential debate will be a town meeting focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The debate will take place at 9 p.m. EST at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., with CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley as the moderator.

Politics and religion have collided at a Burlington church after a pamphlet encouraging people to vote to remove an Iowa Supreme Court justice surfaced at a Sunday service.

A woman who attended the City Church service on Sept. 30 told the pastor it was illegal for the church to display the pamphlets.

Pussy Riot members face tough life in penal colony

Written by AP Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:48

It’s a far cry from Stalin’s gulag, but the guiding principle of the Russian penal colony — the destination of two members of punk band Pussy Riot — remains the same: isolate inmates and wear them down through “corrective labor.”

LGBT celebs come out for Obama in video

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:06

LGBT celebrities come out for Barack Obama’s re-election in a new YouTube video that also features the president’s coming out for marriage equality.

The video features Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billie Jean King, George Takai, Wanda Sykes, Zachary Quinto and Chaz Bono talking about casting a vote for Obama and standing up for equality.

Baldwin, Thompson meet for second debate on Oct. 18

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:31

Democrat Tammy Baldwin and Republican Tommy Thompson, who agreed to a total of three debates before the Nov. 6 general election, will next meet on Oct. 18. The third debate takes place Oct. 26.

Man sues gay porn companies over penis injections

Written by WiG Monday, 15 October 2012 08:54

A man alleges that gay porn companies forced him to inject models’ penises with an enhancement drug even after he poked his thumb with a syringe during a shoot.

The Courthouse News Service reports that Ronald Baker is suing the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network after it required the injections of a drug called TriMix, which was obtained through the mail without prescriptions.