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Tweet Of The Day – Lt. Dan Choi

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CNN Interviews Gay Hero Daniel Hernandez On Rep. Giffords Shooting

(Via – AmericaBlog)

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MSNBC Interviews Gay Hero Daniel Hernandez On Giffords Shooting

No mention of Hernandez being gay, sadly.

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Openly Gay Intern Daniel Hernandez Jr. Credited With Saving Life Of Rep. Giffords

Daniel Hernandez Jr., the 20-year old student intern credited with saving the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, confirmed to the Dallas Voice this morning that he is openly gay. Hernandez, who confirmed that he is gay in an interview with Instant Tea on Sunday morning, is a member of the City of Tucson Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender …

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Thank You, Governor Paterson

As his final day in office winds to a close for Governor David Paterson, LGBT New Yorkers should offer him our thanks for being the most relentlessly and loudly pro-gay governor in state and arguably, national history. Our state movement’s two most important pieces of legislation, GENDA and marriage equality, remain unattained, but that, of course, is due to our …

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Jimmy Carter: Best Former President Ever

Jimmy Carter’s two-decade battle against a global pest in approaching victory. This fight against the guinea worm is a battle former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has waged for more than two decades in some of the poorest countries on earth. It is a battle he’s almost won. In the 1950s the 3-foot-long guinea worm ravaged the bodies of an estimated …

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Dallas Morning News Names Joel Burns Finalist For “Texan Of The Year”

The Dallas Morning News has named openly gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns as a finalist for their annual Texan Of The Year award. Burns gained national attention for his heartfelt and heartbreaking “It Gets Better” message delivered from his seat during a city council meeting in October. From an editorial in today’s paper: Joel Burns was the picture …

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PFLAG Co-Founder Dies At Age 90

Adele Starr, the co-founder and first president of PFLAG, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 90. In 1976, Starr founded the Los Angeles chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a gay rights and acceptance organization known then as Parent FLAG, now as PFLAG. In 1979, she spoke on the steps of the U.S. Capitol …

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Mr. Smith Sanders Goes To Washington

If you’ve got access to a television, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is approaching the fourth hour of an EPIC filibuster of the tax cuts bill. I picked it up in the second hour and have been riveted. At this writing, Sanders has just invited Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to “colloquy” with him. Watch on C-SPAN2 at the above link. Business …

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Instant Subway Hero

This subway flasher totally picked the wrong woman to mess with. From one account, it appears that the flasher had a condom on and was flashing his junk from behind his messenger bag. This guy is so busted, he doesn’t even defend himself.

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Graeme Taylor On Ellen DeGeneres

Openly gay 14 year-old Graeme Taylor appeared on Ellen today to talk about his impassioned speech in defense of a teacher who was suspended for kicking out a student for anti-gay remarks. This kid is amazing. (Via – Towleroad)

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Democratic Iowa Senate Leader Vows To Block Any Gay Marriage Repeal Attempt

While they succeeded in ousting three of Iowa’s seven supreme court justices, NOM will have a hard time pushing forward in any marriage repeal attempt, thanks to state Senate leader Mike Gronstal. Despite sweeping GOP gains in Iowa government Tuesday, one Democratic senator will thwart efforts to allow Iowans a vote on gay marriage. Republicans will occupy the governor’s office …

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Joel Burn’s Husband Joins Him On MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Show

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Openly Gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns Speaks To Ellen DeGeneres

(Via – Victory Fund) RELATED: Burns has posted a YouTube message about his experience on the show. “You know you’re a redneck when your mom is more excited about meeting Jeff Foxworthy than Ellen DeGeneres.”

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No Gays? No Way! Ireland’s President Turns Down NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish President Mary McAleese has turned down an offer to be the grand marshal of NYC’s 250th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade over the event’s long-running ban on LGBT participation. Efforts at a compromise where President McAleese could attend the gay-organized, all-inclusive St. Patrick’s parade in Queens on the weekend before March 17, and then march in the actual Fifth …

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VIDEO: Russian Activists Arrested At Protest Over Moscow’s Anti-Gay Mayor

Eight Russian LGBT activists, including Moscow Pride head Nikolai Alexeyev, were arrested yesterday at a protest rally outside the office of Moscow’s anti-gay mayor. At least eight protesters were arrested when police moved in to disperse the rally outside the mayor’s office. Among them was Russia’s best-known gay rights campaigner, Nikolai Alexeyev, who accused security agents of abducting him last …

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Will Phillips Speaks At DC Marriage Rally

Our ten year old hero, Will Phillips, spoke yesterday at the Big Commit, a counter-rally to NOM’s hate fest a few blocks away.

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Ted Olson On Fox News Sunday

Ted Olson appeared on Fox New Sunday this morning to defend Judge Vaughn Walker against the tired old claims of “judicial activism.” Watch as Olson schools host Chris Wallace on the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s history on marriage cases. “Would you like Fox News’ right to free press put up to a vote?” ZING.

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Dan Choi On The Harry Reid Moment

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Rep. Alan Grayson: GOP Offers “Let Them Eat Cake” Economics

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