Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 23.

October 8, 2013

I cover LGBT stories daily with dot429. I decided to do a daily roundup of stories I write that cover LGBT news, nationally and internationally.

 

Center for Medicaid expands eligibility for same-sex couples in equality states

Olympic Committee asserts opposition to LGBT discrimination

Free and Equal release video of the United Nation’s first LGBT meeting

Census finds Fort Lauderdale has the most LGBT households

The National Guards of four states deny LGBT spousal military benefit, top democrats respond

Exclusive interview with entertainment veteran, Victor Lirio

Exclusive interview with distinguished singer and Disney legend, Lea Salonga

Pennsylvania politician compares marriage equality to “giving money out to peoples’ pets”

New study reported that bisexual teens may have difficulties improving their health

A Russian Imam advises his followers to boycott Elton John’s concert for “promoting homosexuality”

 

 

 -Chris H.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 22.

September 30, 2013

I cover LGBT stories daily with dot429. I decided to do a daily roundup of stories I write that cover LGBT news, nationally and internationally.

Sean Eldridge officially announces Congress bid

Todd Hughes voted in as first openly gay circuit judge

Italian political party protests lack of real LGBT protections with kiss-in

September 24 is the third annual Haberdash in San Francisco

Sir Ian McKellan comments on Winter Olympics

LGBT advocates ask Supreme Court of New Mexico to recognize marriage equality

Catholic military chaplains won’t be “forced” to serve LGBT couples, weddings, funerals

Russian lawmaker says anti-gay violence are “lies,” claims gay-on-straight violence is common

Conservative groups back House bill that would allow them to legally discriminate

Olympic Committee says locale is “magnificent” despite continued fears of LGBT community

New study explores lives of LGBT Asian and Pacific Islanders

United Nations holds meeting to discuss LGBT equality around the world

-Chris H.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 21.

September 20, 2013

I cover LGBT stories daily with dot429. I decided to do a daily roundup of stories I write that cover LGBT news, nationally and internationally.

Biden: marriage equality is “the issue of our day”

Nigerian student claims magnets prove homosexuality is unnatural

Louisiana refuses to recognize LGBT couples’ marriages for tax purposes because of state ban

Sir Elton John to perform at Sochi Olympic Games

Cardinal accuses Peruvian congressman of promoting his own LGBT agenda

Archbishop Tutu says God has compelled him to stand up for LGBT rights

Johnny Weir won’t be competing in Winter Olympics in Sochi

Rugby player Ben Cohen: “I like to break down stereotypes”

Young stars support Bailey House program for HIV+ and LGBT youth

Robert Redford stands up for equal rights at Equality Utah Allies dinner

Elaine D. Kaplan becomes second openly gay judge elected to Federal Claims Court

One Direction launches successful anti-bullying campaign

Carl Sciortino Jr. on coming out to his father….as a liberal

Tim Gunn discusses the wave of the future

-Chris H.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 20.

September 16, 2013

I cover LGBT stories daily with dot429. I decided to do a daily roundup of stories I write that cover LGBT news, nationally and internationally.

French actor Alain Delon: being gay “is against nature”

Russian lawmaker proposes LGBT citizens have parental rights revoked

Department of Veterans Affairs now extending benefits to same-sex partners

International Olympic Committee: “We have to be prepared” for conflict over Russian laws

Christine Quinn campaigns for NYC mayor at historic Stonewall Inn

President Obama meets with LGBT activists in Russia

San Antonio passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

James Franco: “Great! Bring on the gay jokes!”

Michael Jordan’s daughter comes out on Instagram, sort of

AFI-CIO changes its constitution to protect transgender workers

Yodogawa, the first district in Japan to support LGBT rights

Documentary honors 9/11 hero Mark Bingham

Former vice president of Disney/ABC on the meaning of helping others

Rugby star says he’s against Olympics boycott: “it would send a stronger message to go.”

 

-Chris H.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 19.

September 5, 2013

I cover LGBT stories daily with dot429. I decided to do a daily roundup of stories I write that cover LGBT news, nationally and internationally.

 

New Zealand holds first legally recognized LGBT weddings

White House announces LGBT briefing to discuss Obamacare

LGBT travel alert is issued, to the chagrin of its mayor

Prison Break actor comes out in light of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws

Miss Universe Organization releases statement condemning Russia’s anti-LGBT laws

“Sport is a human right,” according to IOC President

Germany becomes first European Union country to adopt third gender option in birth certificates

Hawaiian faith leaders team up in favor of marriage equality

Openly gay gymnast Josh Dixon wins spot on US Men’s Senior National Team

Athlete Ally petitions for LGBT inclusive Madrid to host the 2020 Olympic Games

A Russian official suggests gay conversion therapy and a gay blood ban

The Campaign documentary marks 50th anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington

An Olympic hopeful from Australia comes out of the closet

US Attorney General on the fight for equality: “our march goes on”

Russian hockey player Illya Kovalchuch defends country’s anti-LGBT laws

Open 4 Business: Bona fide activism, with David Tsai


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 18.

August 19, 2013

I cover LGBT stories daily with dot429. I decided to do a daily roundup of stories I write that cover LGBT news, nationally and internationally.

 

Athletes and spectators not exempt from anti-LGBT laws at Russian Olympics

Sweden’s LGBT community shows off their pride beneath their feet

Conservative radio host Bryan Fischer praises Russia for anti-LGBT laws

Gay panic begone!

Russian World Cup chief: anti-LGBT laws only against “the promotion of homosexuality and not homosexuality itself”

Four Seasons Hotel Denver offering special “One Love” package in celebration of civil unions

Study finds friendly hotels, destinations essential for LGBT travelers

German Foreign Minister: Russia’s anti-LGBT laws are “unacceptable,” but boycott a “mistake”

International Olympic Committee forbids any LGBT advocacy at upcoming Winter Olympics

-Chris H.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 17.

August 12, 2013

I cover LGBT stories daily with dot429. I decided to do a daily roundup of stories I write that cover LGBT news, nationally and internationally.

Senator to introduce resolution demanding LGBT protections from the International Olympic Committee

Senate confirms openly “out” nominees

Project Runway contestant proposed to boyfriend during challenge

83 members of Congress sign letter pleading for LGBT protections in Russia

Vancouver Pride marked with debate on Olympics controversy

Stoli Vodka parent group adds LGBT protections for its employees

Gay skater Johnny Weir: boycotting the Olympics would be “silly”

Petition calls for Miss Universe Pageant to pull out of hosting 2013 event in Moscow

Actress Amber Tamblyn to play lesbian daughter on Two and a Half Men

Bayard Rustin honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Remembering Lucille Ball

Delegate Heather Mizeur aspires to be Maryland’s first female and openly gay governor

President Obama has “no patience” for countries that restrict LGBT equality

US Olympian Nick Symmonds criticizes Russia’s anti-LGBT laws

 

-Chris H.