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Gay rights group adds $1 million for marriage equality battles

Written by WiG Friday, 12 October 2012 09:24

The nation's largest LGBT civil rights group on Oct. 12 announced an investment of an additional $1 million for the four-state ballot battles over marriage equality.

Marriage-related ballot measures are being voted on this election in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

Nordstrom backs marriage equality in Washington state

Written by WiG Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:40

Nordstrom, Inc. on Oct. 11 became the latest major business to endorse the campaign to retain Washington state’s marriage equality law.

The measure, passed by the legislature earlier this year and signed by the governor, faces a voter referendum vote on Nov. 6.

The Family Research Council wants a school fined because it placed on paid leave an administrator who signed an anti-gay marriage petition.

Gallaudet University put chief diversity officer Angela McCaskill on leave after learning that she signed a petition to hold a referendum on Maryland’s marriage equality law on Nov. 6.

New York, Chicago and L.A. top the list of 'gay sugar daddy cities'

Written by WiG Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:01

If you’re looking for a sugar daddy, New York is where you want to be. It’s also the best city if you’re a sugar daddy looking for a suitable companion with whom to share your largesse.

A survey by, the world’s largest sugar dating website, found that the Big Apple tops the heap of both the “Top 10 Gay Sugar Daddy Cities” and the “Top 10 Gay Sugar Baby Cities.” The website surveyed over 256,000 member profiles to find the winners.

Billie Jean King rallying for Tammy Baldwin

Written by WiG Friday, 12 October 2012 09:08

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King on Oct. 12 made an appeal for support for Tammy Baldwin's historic campaign for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.

In a message on behalf of the campaign, King said in an email fundraising message: “When I started playing tennis, women had no respect. We were playing the same sport as our male counterparts, often drawing the same crowds, and for a tenth of the pay. Since I was 12 years old, I have been fighting for equal rights for men and women. My ‘Battle of the Sexes’ match against Bobby Riggs helped to open the door for the next generation of young women and men to play alongside each other and continue the fight for equality.

Dear Abby joins fight against Minnesota's anti-gay marriage amendment

Written by WiG Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:51

The woman behind  Dear Abby, the widely syndicated advice column, has added her voice to those opposing a discriminatory constitutional amendment that would outlaw marriage equality in Minnesota.

Jeanne Phillips, who writes Dear Abby, sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the pro-gay group Minnesotans United for All Families. The letter asks Minnesotans to oppose the amendment and give a donation to the group fighting it.

N.J. teacher who posted anti-gay Facebook rant resigns

Written by AP Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:41

A New Jersey teacher who caused a furor with anti-gay comments on Facebook has resigned.

Jenye “Viki” Knox is a 21-year teaching veteran who has worked in the Union Township schools since 2000.

Sandusky at risk of rape in prison

Written by AP Wednesday, 10 October 2012 08:06

Because of who he is and what he's done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week, according to officials. The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced Oct. 8 to between 30 and 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down legendary coach Joe Paterno.

With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders are roughly two to four times more likely than other inmates to fall victim..

Police department sued for releasing sealed records in gay sex-sting

Written by WiG Friday, 12 October 2012 09:04

Lambda Legal on Oct. 11 filed a federal lawsuit over a police department's release of sealed information associated with a sex sting operation in Westchester County, N.Y.

The suit, filed on behalf of an arrested man, names the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Commissioner George Longworth and other officers as plaintiffs.

Vice presidential debate is tonight

Written by WiG Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:29

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan debate tonight.

The debate will take place at 9 p.m. EST at Centre College in Danville, Ky., with ABC News chief foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz as the moderator.

Kappa Alpha Psi's gay wedding video goes viral

Written by WiG Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:21

A video of a Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brother marrying his partner is approaching a million views at various sources.

The video, “Robert + Nathanael 9.8.12,” has more than 1,400 “likes” and just 65 “dislikes.”

Florida gov provides adult phone number instead of meningitis hotline

Written by WiG Wednesday, 10 October 2012 07:06

Florida Gov. Rick Scott accidentally provided a number for an “adult” phone service rather than the hotline service for the fungal meningitis outbreak.

WUSF radio and the Miami Herald report that the Republican governor was providing an update on the outbreak during a cabinet meeting on Oct. 9. He transposed two numbers that led callers to an “adult” phone line.