Gay News: The Great Gatsby Needs to be More Gay, Georgian Minister arrested over Gay Sex Tape Leak, Gay Rights Group Press Obama on Immigration Reform, Federer and Murray not worried about gay players, Details about Minnesota Gay Marriage Bill, Russian Man Tortured to Death for Being Gay

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The Great Gatsby Movie Needed to Be More Gay
The Atlantic
But while McKee may still be gay, film-Nick (Toby Maguire) is adamantly not. In the book, Nick meets Mr. McKee at a party and goes home with him. In the film, he still goes to the party, but ends up canoodling and maybe probably having sex not with a


The Atlantic
Gay-Marriage Letdown Looms as High Court Weighs Narrow Ruling
Bloomberg
The U.S. Supreme Court fight over California’s Proposition 8, viewed by gay-rights advocates as a historic opportunity to establish same-sex marriage nationwide, may not even settle the issue in the state. The justices, who probably will rule next

Georgian minister arrested over gay sex tape leak
Inquirer.net
TBILISI—Georgia’s deputy interior minister has been arrested for allegedly leaking a gay sex tape involving a critical journalist, officials said Monday. The interior ministry said deputy minister Gela Khvedelidze admitted breach of privacy charges

Julian Bond, Brendon Ayanbadejo make robocalls to back gay-marriage bill
Chicago Sun-Times
Two pro-gay-marriage robocalls — one by a former Chicago Bears player and another by a civil rights leader — are expected to go out in the districts of Illinois House Black Caucus members on Monday, urging support for gay marriage legislation that’s

Women Need To Come Out Too
Huffington Post (blog)
The recent announcement by Jason Collins, a professional basketball player, who came out as gay has broken another barrier in the LGBT community’s quest for full equality. Jason is the first major league sports figure to come out while still playing

Gay-rights groups press Obama to help on immigration reform
The Hill
Gay-rights groups want President Obama to offer more support to immigrants in same-sex marriages who face a tougher path to legal status than their heterosexual counterparts. If Obama were to forcefully advocate for equal treatment of same-sex couples

Mariela Castro Leads March Against Homophobia in Cuba: VIDEO
Towleroad
Cuba has previously persecuted homosexuals, particularly during the 1960s when being gay was outlawed and homosexuals were interned in work camps. Mariela Castro said she is optimistic that the communist nation will eventually legalise gay marriage.

Among Indian tribes, a division over gay marriage
Washington Post
Ron Whitener, executive director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, predicted that would change quickly if the Supreme Court or Congress threw out the Defense of Marriage Act and made gay

Rachel Wayne: Firing gay teachers is an affront to civil rights
Gainesville Sun
All the debate about same-sex marriage might make the public believe gays and lesbians are protected from such discrimination, but only 21 states have such laws, and city ordinances do not consistently match these guidelines. Hale taught at Bishop

Gay Marriage’ and ‘Marriage Equality’ — Both Terms Matter
Huffington Post
When I started the Facebook page “Gay Marriage USA” in 2011 there was a very conscious decision made on my part to include the words “gay marriage” in the title. This was done in an effort to take advantage of the high recognition value that the term

Federer, Murray not worried over gay players
AFP
ROME — Roger Federer and Andy Murray insisted on Sunday that any player who came out as gay would not face discrimination on the tour. US basketball star Jason Collins recently revealed he was gay, becoming the first active professional player in the


AFP
Gay marriage: Tories seek referendum on same-sex weddings
The Guardian
A group of Conservative MPs has proposed a referendum to allow the public to vote on gay marriage in one of several amendments aimed at watering down the bill to legitimise same-sex weddings. More than 100 MPs may support the call for a referendum,

Details about Minnesota gay marriage bill
San Francisco Chronicle
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Senate is scheduled to debate and vote Monday on a bill to add the state to the growing list of those that allow gay marriage. It’s the last step before Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who has promised to sign legislation.

Federer, Murray: no problem for gay tennis players – USA Today
USA TODAY
“I don’t think it would be a problem,” Federer said. “We’re very relaxed. We don’t play a team sport and see each other all the time. … We’re very open. So whatever happens, happens. I don’t know if there are any (gay players). So far from what I’ve

Justice Ginsburg says Roe v. Wade ruling gave abortion opponents target
Fox News
The court decided in December to take up cases on California’s constitutional ban on gay marriage and a federal law that denies to gay Americans who are legally married the favorable tax treatment and a range of health and pension benefits otherwise

Russian man tortured to death for ‘being gay
NDTV
Moscow: A 23-year-old man has been tortured to death in Russia in an apparent homophobic attack, investigators said Sunday, amid growing fears by rights groups that anti-gay sentiments are on the rise in the country. The victim’s battered and naked

Steve Simon, Minnesota Lawmaker, Fights Back Tears During Gay Marriage
Huffington Post
Minnesota State Rep. Steven Simon (DFL) fought back tears while giving a pro-gay marriage speech on the state House floor Thursday, Patch reports. Simon got emotional while telling a story on a rabbi’s lesson to young students about “a new day.”

Former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo’s path to gay civil rights activist
New York Daily News
Gay civil rights activist and Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo says a heterosexual couple — his Irish-American mother and Nigerian father — sparked his interest in marriage equality and LGBT issues. Ayanbadejo said that he might not have ever


New York Daily News

The Journal News | LoHud.com
Jonathan Kipp, right, a gay dad, who’s the head of marketing for Oregon Reproductive Medicine and his partner Eddie Glenn, left, walk their children Annie Glenn, 6, and Zach Glenn, 9, to school with the family pet, Chrissie. / Craig Mitchelldyer, for

Manhattan Gay Bashing Suspect’s Lawyer Says Client Was “Wrong Place At The
Gothamist
Yesterday, police arrested two men in connection with the brutal beating of two gay men in midtown Manhattan. Asllan Berisha, 21, and Brian Ramirez, 21, have been charged with hate crimes of felony assault and harassment for allegedly beating the two

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