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The daughter of a flamboyant Hong Kong tycoon has offered $65 million to any man who can woo her away from her lesbian partner said she’s not upset with her father.

Still, it’s unlikely she will be accepting any of the marriage proposals flooding in from guys.

Cook County judge hears motion in gay marriage case

Written by WiG Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:52

A Cook County Circuit Court judge has heard arguments on the Illinois Family Institute’s motion to intervene in Darby v. Orr, the case challenging Illinois’ anti-gay marriage law.

Lambda Legal filed the case on behalf of same-sex couples seeking to marry in the state.

LGBT suicide prevention group expands instant-message service

Written by WiG Thursday, 27 September 2012 06:13

A national group working to help LGBT youth in crisis is expanding its instant messaging program, adding a day of service on Saturdays.

The California-based Trevor Project operates nationwide, assisting young people struggling with various issues.

Todd Akin’s right-wing Senate campaign takes bus tour

Written by WiG Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:57

Controversial U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin has taken his campaign on the road. Akin’s “Missouri Common Sense Bus Tour” began this week with the U.S. representative traveling with a who’s who of ultra-right crusaders.

The tour began on Sept. 25 in St. Louis.

Ryan Idol, former gay porn star, sentenced for attempted murder

Written by WiG Friday, 28 September 2012 04:40

A man formerly known as gay porn star Ryan Idol has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to murder an ex-girlfriend.

Marc Anthony Donais, 46, who was popular in the gay community in the 1990s as Ryan Idol and dated the late Windy City Times publisher Jeff McCourt, was a year ago of the crime.

NYC health dept. investigating meningitis cluster among gay men

Written by WiG Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:41

The New York City Health Department is investigating a cluster of invasive meningococcal disease – commonly known as meningitis – among gay men and men who have sex with men.

Transgender woman sexually assaulted in D.C.

Written by WiG Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:24

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department Department is searching for the suspect who sexually assaulted and robbed a transgender woman on Sept. 23.

The Advocate reports that the assault occurred at about 4:45 a.m. The man approached the woman, hit her and forced her at gunpoint to a building in the in the 5000 block of East Capitol Street Northeast, where he sexually assaulted her. He took the woman's purse as he fled.

West Hollywood installing rainbow Pride crosswalks

Written by WiG Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:25

Construction began this week on two crosswalks at Santa Monica and San Vincent boulevards in West Hollywood, Calif.

The crosswalks will be painted the colors of the LGBT Pride flag and be permanent landmarks in WeHo.

What’s missing from pro-gay marriage ads? Gays

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 27 September 2012 16:13

In one American TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions.

Each of these ads ran recently in U.S. states with gay marriage issues on the November ballot. What’s missing? Gay people speaking for themselves.

NJ archbishop: No Communion for marriage equality supporters

Written by WiG Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:36

The Newark archbishop is urging more than a million Roman Catholics in northern New Jersey – especially Catholic politicians – to defend marriage against those he says would “deconstruct or radically alter its meaning.”

In a pastoral statement this week, Archbishop John Myers said equating same-sex marriage to marriage as “it has traditionally been understood” damages the institutions of both marriage and family. He says redefining marriage would “enshrine in law a non-optimal way to raise children as equivalent to that which is best.”

FBI investigating fundraising activities of anti-gay politician

Written by WiG Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:29

The FBI is looking into the fundraising activities of Eugene Delgaudio, the head of an anti-gay organization called Public Advocate of the United States and an outspoken supervisor in Loudoun County, Va.

The Washington Post reports that a former aide turned over for FBI review documents supporting the complaint that Delgaudio had his county government staff working to raise money for Public Advocate activities.

Former Playgirl model convicted of murdering gay man

Written by WiG Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:58

A jury has convicted former Playgirl model Joshua James Larson of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of Jason “Cowboy” Huggins.

The San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reports that Huggins was “a beloved figure in the local LGBT community.”