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Group sues over California’s new ban on ex-gay therapy

Written by AP,
WiG reports
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 12:53

A Christian legal group has filed a lawsuit to overturn a first-of-its-kind California law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals from practicing therapies aimed at making LGB teenagers straight.

The Sacramento Pacific Legal Institute is challenging the law signed on Sept. 29 by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The National Center for Transgender Equality and GLAAD have released a series of public service announcements advising on how transgender Americans can protect their right to vote on Election Day.

The urgency of the PSAs is linked to new and stricter voter identification laws in some states.

A new hearing date has been set for a Virginia man accused of opening fire inside the headquarters of an ultra-conservative Christian lobbying group.

Online court records had shown a status conference for Floyd Lee Corkins II in Washington's federal court on Oct. 1. But instead, Corkins will appear Oct. 26 for a new hearing.

Anti-gay National Organization for Marriage loses at Supreme Court

AP writer
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:37

The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 2 declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine's campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list, but it's unlikely the list will be made public soon.

The high court turned aside an appeal from the National Organization for Marriage, a Washington, D.C.-based group that donated $1.9 million to a political action committee that helped repeal Maine's same-sex marriage law in 2009.

LGBT civil rights activists plan to protest on Oct. 4 in San Francisco, where the Roman Catholic Church will install Salvatore Cordileone as the new archbishop.

Cordileone, at the ceremony, officially becomes the head of the San Francisco Archdiocese.

Sahara Davenport of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ dies

Written by WiG Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:00

Antoine Ashley, better known as Sahara Davenport of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has died.

The cause of death was not reported.

Obama to campaign at University of Wisconsin-Madison campus

Written by AP Tuesday, 02 October 2012 08:38

President Barack Obama will campaign at the center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Oct. 4 outside of Bascom Hall.

The appearance marks the second time Obama has been in Wisconsin in as many weeks. It’s his first visit to Madison since 2010, when he also held a rally outside of Bascom Hall.

U.S. House not likely to change hands on Election Day

Written by AP Monday, 01 October 2012 18:20

In one Democratic ad, a grunting, helmet-wearing actor portraying GOP Rep. Jon Runyan of New Jersey, a former football lineman, physically blocks seniors from their Medicare benefits.

Another TV ad accuses Massachusetts House GOP hopeful Richard Tisei, an openly gay state senator, of being “too extreme” and links him to the tea party as it flashes pictures of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich.

Fair Wisconsin PAC announces endorsements

Written by WIG Tuesday, 02 October 2012 15:18

The Fair Wisconsin PAC has announced its endorsements for the Nov. 6 general election.

The PAC’s mission is to advance LGBT equality “through strategic electoral activity, by working to elect pro-fairness individuals in local, state and federal races in Wisconsin.”

Times Square, Stock Exchange to turn purple for LGBT Spirit Day

Written by WiG Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:56

The lights of Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange will turn purple on Oct. 19 for Spirit Day, the annual observance celebrating LGBT youth and equality.

The Thomson Reuters screen also will be in purple lights and certain Facebook pages, as well as sites for the NBA, WNBA and Major League Soccer will be purple, according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

LGBT Democrats announce more endorsements

Written by WiG Tuesday, 02 October 2012 07:20

The National Stonewall Democrats PAC has announced a second round of endorsements for the Nov. 6 general election.

NSD PAC, in a news release, said it “selects for endorsement the campaigns that are most important to advancing a pro-equality agenda on the federal level.”

Gay Republicans announce 2012 House, Senate endorsements

Written by WiG Monday, 01 October 2012 14:30

Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest gay GOP group, has announced endorsements for the U.S. House and Senate.

LCR, in a news release, said “many of candidates have been vetted through the Young Guns program at the National Republican Congressional Committee, and/or have earned the support of their local Log Cabin Republicans chapter.