Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 24.

October 13, 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.

Openly gay Olympian Matthew Mitcham brings more fun music and gayness to youtube

Russian athletes participate in N0H8 campaign as the Olympic debate continues

Russia restricts Sweden and other LGBT-friendly countries from adoptions

First openly gay NCAA division II basketball player comes out in essay

European Parliament schedules meeting to discuss homophobia

Professional boxer Orlando Cruz talks about coming out

Paris, France to host 2014 Gay Games

Betty White joins GLAAD

Group to launch in support of London’s Irish LGBT citizens

Robbie Rogers to publish memoir next year titled, Coming Out To Play

Australian federal government challenges the Australian capital territory’s equal marriage law

 

 -Chris H.

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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 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.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 16.

August 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.

 

Liberal Democrat party activists celebrate passage of UK’s equality bill with engagement

NBC planning to report on Russia’s anti-LGBT laws during Olympics only if “relevant”

Project Runway judge Tim Gunn releases anti-bullying video

LGBT tourists, athletes won’t be exempt from Russian propaganda laws

Betty Crocker to join in marriage equality celebrations in Minnesota

Human rights group ask Haitian government to take action against rise in anti-LGBT hate crimes

Russian LGBT activist summoned to Investigative Committee

Saturday Night Live comedian alum joins anti-bullying initiative

 

-Chris H.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 15.

July 30, 2013

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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.

 

Cameroon condemns news reports of gay activist’s murder

Has DOMA distracted us from other issues?

Tumblr blocks “gay” tag, others from iOS app

San Diego clerk claims marriage equality is “still invalid”

Modern Family actor marries partner in NYC

Dutch LGBT rights activists arrested in Russia

Monroe County says it’s not “county practice to fly advocacy flags in the county building”

Pope bombarded by LGBT kiss-in demonstration

Lituania’s Supreme Court approves Baltic Pride

Gay prince OK with majority of UK

Montenegro’s first pride event turns violent

New Mexico’s Attorney General Gary King submits to expand state’s marriage law

Repeal of DOMA allowing gay man from Belarus to stay with American partner

Italy’s proposed anti-homophobia law protested by LGBT group

Gay man spared deportation back to the Philippines based on persecution

HRC writes to cover anti-equality laws of Russia during Olympics

Openly gay athlete Johnny Weirs urge LGBT activists to not boycott the Winter Olympics

Is Nepal the most LGBT friendly nation in Asia?

Federal Election Commission integrates equality into donation policies

 

-Chris H.


Hooker’s Daily LGBT roundup, part 8.

June 24, 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.

 

Gay conversion operation Exodus exits the building

Russian MP Alexander Mikhailov proposes public whippings for gays

Congressman wants traditional gender roles taught at an early age

First person cured of HIV hopes to help science replicate success

FRC launches “Fight ENDA” campaign

Malta discusses changing constitution to protect LGBT

Recent polls indicate that 92 percent of Nigerians are against marriage equality

LGBT activist receives praise on reality show in India after talking about her relationship

 

-Chris H.