Animal rights activists and environmentalists are planning a memorial for the wolves Wisconsin hunters killed this fall and early winter.
Organizer Deanna Devaul, a member of the Alliance for Animals, says the memorial is scheduled for Friday (Jan. 11) afternoon in front of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources headquarters in Madison. She says the proceedings will include candles, bell-ringing and a poem honoring the dead wolves.
The list of Academy Award nominees came out early Jan. 10. This is not that list. This is the list of the nominees for the worst Hollywood has to offer – the nominees for the Razzies.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” led the Razzies lineup with 11 nominations, including worst picture, lead-acting slots for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and supporting-acting nominations for Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene.
A lawmaker says he will push the Indiana General Assembly to debate a gay marriage ban this session.
Republican state Rep. Eric Turner, of Cicero said he'll file a resolution this session to write the state's ban on gay marriage into the Indiana constitution.
The Des Moines NAACP Youth Council says the Des Moines school district should not have made Martin Luther King Jr. Day a snow makeup day this year.
The district is using Jan. 21 to make up two days of school that were canceled because of a late December storm.
A new survey from Public Policy Polling shows that the NRA’s image tarnished after executive VP Wayne LaPierre’s controversial pre-Christmas press conference.
The PPP survey shows that 42 percent of voters see the NRA favorably and 45 percent have an unfavorable view of the organization. It’s positive rating dropped 10 points in less than three weeks.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick held a swearing-in ceremony for members of an independent commission seeking to improve state services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Patrick administered the oath of office on Jan. 9 to members of the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. The independent commission promotes better use of private and public resources.
Police who found two men dead in a Salt Lake City home last week have ruled the deaths a murder-suicide.
Authorities say it appears a 70-year-old man shot his 67-year-old domestic partner before killing himself. Sgt. Shawn Josephson says both men had significant medical issues.
The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced that Richard Blanco will serve as the inaugural poet at the swearing-in ceremony Jan. 21.
"I’m beside myself, bestowed with this great honor, brimming over with excitement, awe and gratitude,” Blanco stated. “In many ways, this is the very ‘stuff’ of the American Dream, which underlies so much of my work and my life’s story – America’s story, really. I am thrilled by the thought of coming together during this great occasion to celebrate our country and its people through the power of poetry.”
The Rev. Louie Giglio, who delivered at least one sermon proclaiming that homosexuality must be prayed away, is off the presidential inauguration program. The Atlanta pastor had been scheduled to deliver the benediction on Jan. 21.
ABC News is reporting that Giglio removed himself from the program after realizing his selection was distracting from the celebration.
The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce has announced that Atlanta will host the 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality.
More than 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates from across the nation are expected to meet at the Hilton in downtown Atlanta Jan. 23-27 for more than 15 networking sessions, symposiums, interfaith services and more.
The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic Diocese this week urged state lawmakers to drop legislation to legalize gay marriage, which he called “immoral and unnecessary.”
Bishop Thomas Tobin released a statement urging lawmakers to drop legislation to allow same-sex couples to wed. He said that while “individuals with same-sex attraction” are invited to be members of the Catholic Church, the church cannot support gay marriage.
Myrlie Evers-Williams has been selected to deliver the invocation at the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Jan. 21 in Washington.
The White House made the announcement Jan. 8.