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Police say murdered Philadelphia man met his killer on Grindr

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Dino Dizdarevic
CHESTER, Pa. -- Police are investigating the murder of a Philadelphia man they say met his killer using the gay hook-up app Grindr. Dino Dizdarevic, a 25-year-old chemical engineer, was found by a passerby at the bottom of a fire escape in an overgrown lot in Chester, Pa. Police say [...]

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Driving Rosa Parks: Lessons from Jo Becker’s book, ‘Forcing the Spring’

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Jo Becker
For all the consternation the book "Forcing the Spring" has caused, Jo Becker’s trespass in portraying American Foundation for Equal Rights founder Chad Griffin as the Rosa Parks in the fight for marriage equality is not much worse than all the many times newspapers, magazines, and even knowledgeable people in [...]

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Pa. Democrats walk out of hearing to impeach AG for supporting gay marriage

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A conservative Republican lawmaker who wants to impeach Democratic state Attorney General Kathleen Kane presided over nearly two hours of testimony sympathetic to his cause Tuesday after Democrats on the House State Government Committee walked out in protest. [...]

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Prominent Ugandan gay rights activist asks for U.S. asylum

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Ugandan gay-rights activist John Abdallah Wambere holds a Ugandan newspaper during a news conference Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Boston. Wambere is seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape a harsh anti-homosexual law in his home country. The 41-year-old, who now lives in Cambridge, Mass., said Tuesday it is heartbreaking he will have to leave his community at home as well as his 16-year-old daughter, but it is too dangerous to return.
BOSTON -- Fearing prison or even death, an openly gay activist from Uganda is seeking asylum in the United States since his home country toughened criminal punishment against gays. [...]

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Judges reject motions by man who wants to marry his ‘porn-filled computer’

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Chris Sevier
A federal judge and a U.S. appeals court have rejected a Tennessee man's motion to intervene in two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Florida and Utah by seeking to marry his "porn-filled Apple computer." [...]

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Lawmaker behind Tenn. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill compares Obamacare to Holocaust

Monday, May 5, 2014
Stacey Campfield
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An anti-gay Tennessee state lawmaker who has spent much of his legislative career sponsoring anti-LGBT bills, has likened the insurance requirement under President Barack Obama's health care law to the forced deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. [...]

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Notre Dame embraces LGBT athletes by joining ‘You Can Play’ campaign

Monday, May 5, 2014
Notre-Dame
The University of Notre Dame has released a “You Can Play” video in support of LGBT athletes. The Catholic university video features openly LGBT student athletes and allies, including 22-year-old senior Matt Dooley, a Notre Dame tennis player who came out earlier this year. [...]

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Hollywood responding to Brunei’s new penal code that calls for stoning of gays

Monday, May 5, 2014
The Beverly Hills Hotel
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in the tiny Southeast Asia nation of Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations and individuals Monday refusing to do business with hotels owned by the Sultan or [...]

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Ark. Democratic governor reiterates his opposition to marriage equality

Monday, May 5, 2014
Gov. Mike Beebe (D-Ark.)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he still believes marriage is between a man and a woman, saying his position hasn’t changed after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced his support for marriage equality. [...]

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Kirk Cameron: ‘Fornicators and adulterers’ worse than gay marriage

Monday, May 5, 2014
Kirk Cameron
Actor and former child star turned Christian activist Kirk Cameron says Christians need to clean up their own act before condemning same-sex marriage. [...]

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