Friday, August 5, 2011

Today's Headlines From LGBTQNation

Defense witnesses: childhood molestation triggered violent reaction to gay classmate

August 5 — Testimony in the murder trial of 17-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused of killing an openly gay classmate, brought new revelations of McInerney's abusive childhood, and testimony that the victim antagonized McInerney by parading around in makeup and high heels. Read more »

ACLU appeals case on same-sex couples’ rights to Montana Supreme Court

August 5 — The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday appealed a Montana District Court decision dismissing the same-sex domestic partnership case, Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana, to the Montana Supreme Court. Read more »

GLAAD network study: ABC Family rates ‘Excellent’ for LGBT inclusiveness

August 4 — GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, on Wednesday released its fifth annual Network Responsibility Index, an evaluation of the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television, and ABC Family became the second network in the NRI's history to earn an "Excellent" rating from GLAAD. Read more »

American Psychological Association endorses ‘full marriage equality’

August 4 — The American Psychological Association, the world’s largest organization of psychologists, on Wednesday voiced its support for "full marriage equality for same-sex couples."Read more »

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‘Gee, thanks, but I have to wash my hair’ — Governors skip Perry prayer rally

‘Gee, thanks, but I have to wash my hair’ — Governors skip Perry prayer rally

August 4 — Texas Gov. Rick Perry had big plans for his exclusionary Christian prayer rally this Saturday. He was so proud of the event that he invited all 49 other governors to attend. The RSVPs to “The Response” have been trickling in, and it doesn’t look good. Read more »