Three gay couples are challenging Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriage, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The three couples and a lesbian widow filed a federal lawsuit challenging the ban that prevents homosexual marriages from taking place in Georgia.
The plaintiffs include two Atlanta men who are raising a 9-year-old boy together.
According to Flex, Massachusetts sophomore G Derrick Gordon kicked open the closet door by announcing he is gay. Gordon becomes the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.
Gordon follows on the heels of other openly gay athletes including Missouri All-American Michael Sam and Jason Collins, water boy for the Brooklyn Nets.
Rapper Mack Maine gave a statement to XXLmag.com denying rumors that Lil Wayne signed gay rapper Fly Young Red to a record deal.
Red’s homoerotic track “Throw That Boy Pu**y” garnered over 600,000 views on YouTube.com — mostly from curious onlookers.
Nabisco, the makers of Honey Maid Graham Cracker, sparked controversy with its new ad campaign featuring 2 gay men as parents. The commercial was published on YouTube.com on March 10, and Nabisco says the ad has attracted “10 times” more positive comments than negative ones.
Djuan Trent, pictured right, came out of the closet in a blog post in response to her state’s decision to not recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
“I am queer,” wrote Trent, who was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2011.
“For a while, I struggled with the decision of whether or not it was necessary to ‘come out,’” the 27-year-old natural beauty wrote in a post on her blog. “…I have realized that there is really no way for people to know that I disagree with their views or, even moreso, to know that they are talking about me, unless I actually open my mouth and say it. I am queer.”
According to Yahoo news, Trent is the first publicly known lesbian contestant to have competed at a national level.
A federal judge ruled Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states was unconstitutional.
Gov. Steven L. Beshear of Kentucky said the state would hire outside lawyers to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
But Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway said he would not appeal the judge’s ruling because “I would be defending discrimination. That I will not do.”
Thanks to loyal reader R. Williams for the tip.
American gay and lesbian troops stationed in Japan performed in the first ever drag show on a U.S. military base.
The gay and lesbian troop members performed in drag — wearing full makeup, heels and wigs — while lip syncing to hit songs such as “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” at the Kadena Air Base in Japan, Theweek.com reports.
Same people who demonized Tiger Woods for cheating now worship Jason Collins for finding his sexuality by cheating on his wife with a man.
— Ryan Woulfe (@RyanWoulfe) February 28, 2014
Jason Collins, the 35-year-old Brooklyn Nets bench rider who is noteworthy for who he has sex with, presented his jersey to the family of Matthew Shepherd last night. The significance of this is that Collins wore #98 on his jersey — the year that Shepherd, a Wyoming college student, was killed in 1998 because he was gay.