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Dan Savage: ‘Every Dead Gay Kid is Victory for Family Research Council’

“Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work,” so said Dan Savage speaking to a gathering of students at Winona State University in Minnesota Monday. Savage is founder of the It Gets Better campaign, which, as has been pointed out by several offended right-wing bloggers in […]

NOM gets cold shoulder from Supremes, money-laundering case continues

The United States Supreme Court again declined to review the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM’s) challenge to campaign finance laws of Maine, letting continue an investigation by that state’s Ethics Commission and its attorney general into money laundering charges brought by longtime Republican presidential consultant, LGBT rights activist and founder of Californians Against Hate, Fred […]

HRC PAC seeks help defeating rabidly anti-equality senate candidate, George Allen

In our effort to remain as close to the “center” of neutrality in local politics (and national politics to a lesser degree) as possible, LGBT Weekly passes on publishing announcements about campaign fundraisers. If we didn’t, our readers and visitors to this Web site would have seen hundreds of such announcements at this point in […]

Temple Emanu-El hosts Candidate Forum, Proposition Seminar: Oct. 14, 23

“Smart Vote 2012″ Temple Emanu-El is hosting two “Smart Vote” events—a candidate forum and a proposition seminar—to help the community make informed voting choices, say organizers. The candidate forum will take place Sunday, Oct. 14. There will be a light brunch at 9:30 am, with the forum beginning promptly at 9:50 am. The moderator will […]

Massachusetts will appeal judge’s order to give transgender inmate gender-reassignment surgery

(CNN) Massachusetts is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the state must pay for the sex-change surgery of a transsexual prison inmate. “Following a thorough review of the decision, we believe the court failed to give due deference to the fact that the Department (of Correction) has and continues to provide adequate medical treatment to […]

‘In the Life’ public TV show about LGBT issues shuttering

A monthly television newsmagazine show that highlights LGBT issues on public TV will end in December. The company that makes “In the Life” is going out of business. Archives of its programs and material from them will be archived for online access at an undetermined point in the future. The interim executive director of In […]

Filner ahead of DeMaio by 12 points

KGTV, 10News’ new poll of likely voters in the San Diego mayoral election reveals a more lopsided race than the same poll taken in August did, with the Sept. 25 poll placing Congressman Bob Filner ahead of City Councilman Carl DeMaio by a 12-point lead. According to the latest poll, Filner would win with 50 […]

After bullying, Nashua, N.H. superintendent says transgender policy not necessary district-wide

Although the issue has already caused a transgender third-grader to be transferred from one school to another due to bullying, the Naushua School District in New Hampshire says it doesn’t need a district-wide policy on the subject of bullying of transgender students. “We don’t have a specific policy on transgender students, but we do have […]

‘Follow the yellow (red, purple, green … ) brick road:’ WeHo installs Pride flag-colored crosswalks

Construction has begun of two landmark crosswalks along Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood, which will install permananent versions of the wildly popular “rainbow” Pride-flag themed crosswalks that were installed as temporary features honoring Pride month last June. The Rainbow Crosswalks, as the city has officially dubbed them in a press […]

Malaysia drops ‘educating’ parents how to spot LGBT traits, will teach gay ‘prevention’

Malaysian Deputy Education Minister Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the government plans to go ahead with an effort to “prevent, overcome and correct symptoms of homosexuality in children,” but won’t – as it had planned to do prior to an international uproar in many western countries – publish a list of identifying characteristics for spotting potentially […]

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