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Newt's Gay Half-Sister: Vote Obama

She and candidate 'mutually respectful,' but 'he is on the wrong side of history'

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich might be surging in the polls, but he's not gaining any traction among a small part of his own family: Half-sister Candace Gingrich-Jones, a lesbian who has often sparred with her more famous sibling on gay rights, tells Rachel Maddow that she won't be voting Gingrich... More »

Zachary Quinto Comes Out of the Closet

'Mr. Spock' says gay teen's suicide filled him with 'despair'

(Newser) - Plagued by despair over a gay teenager's suicide, actor Zachary Quinto has come out as a gay man in a new magazine profile. The inheritor of the Mr. Spock role in "Star Trek" said the suicide of a bullied gay teen filled him with "indescribable despair,"... More »

Gay Student Pressured to Leave School

Private Master's School asked Rachel Aviles to withdraw: Hartford Courant

(Newser) - The Master's School could tolerate the fact that Rachel Aviles wasn't Christian, but gay? That was apparently too much for the Connecticut private school to bear. Though she was a model student in most every way, administrators of the Christian school told Aviles to withdraw or face expulsion... More »

Congresswoman Aims to Be First Openly Gay Senator

Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin announces 2012 candidacy

(Newser) - Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a self-described Wisconsin progressive, hopes to make a little history next year: She is running for Senate, and a victory would make her the first openly gay senator, notes the Huffington Post . Baldwin will likely be the most formidable Democrat in the race, writes Amanda Terkel, who... More »

No Gay Pride Parade for Me, Thanks

Let's hope they won't be necessary in the future: Bre Degrant

(Newser) - Bre Degrant is a lesbian—but she refuses to go to a gay pride parade. Pride is a feeling derived from one’s achievements, she writes in Salon , and being born gay isn’t an achievement. “So why do my fellow gays gather each June to parade through the... More »

48% of Gay Americans Work in the Closet

Many are out in their personal lives, but in at work

(Newser) - Nearly half of college-educated gay and lesbian Americans keep their rainbow flags furled at work, according to a new study. By the Center for Work-Life Policy’s count, 48% hide their orientation in the workplace, with about a third leading “double lives”—meaning they’re openly gay at... More »

Why I Have No 'Gay Pride'

But 'the absence of pride is not shame,' Jesse Bering concludes

(Newser) - It's LGBT Pride month, but research psychologist Jesse Bering is certainly not proud of the fact that he's gay. The way he sees it, "pride" can be defined in three main ways, and none matches the way he feels about his sexual orientation. Pride is sometimes defined... More »

Syria Nabs American Blogger

'Gay Girl in Damascus' writer taken on the street, blog says

(Newser) - Outspoken Syrian-American blogger Amina Arraf was grabbed on the street yesterday, someone claiming to be her cousin wrote on her blog. Araff wrote a blog entitled A Gay Girl in Damascus , which had spoken out in favor of the protest movement, according to MSNBC . A post yesterday from a woman... More »

West Point Rejects Lesbian Cadet's Readmission

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is still law of the land

(Newser) - Don't Ask, Don't Tell may be on its way out, but it's not gone yet: West Point won't let a lesbian former cadet get back in because the law remains in place, reports the AP . Katherine Miller left the military academy after her sophomore year last... More »

Kidnap of Lesbian's Daughter Linked to Christian Network

Tennessee pastor arrested for aiding ex-lesbian mom

(Newser) - Investigators believe a network of Christian groups helped an evangelical ex-lesbian kidnap her daughter from her estranged lesbian partner and spirit the girl away to Central America. Lisa Miller disappeared with her daughter, Isabella, after losing a custody battle with ex-partner Janet Jenkins in late 2009. Tennessee pastor Timothy Miller... More »

9M Americans Gay or Bisexual

But we need better surveys for a more accurate number: demographer

(Newser) - The true number remains elusive, but one demographer estimates that more than 9 million Americans—roughly the population of New Jersey—are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Gary Gates averaged the results of five US surveys conducted between 2004 and 2009 to find that 3.5% of Americans identify themselves as... More »

Bishops Fight for Right to Block Gays in Fed Housing

It's an issue of 'religious freedom,' say lawyers

(Newser) - An association of Catholic bishops is battling a pending regulation that would ban discrimination against anyone based on "sexual orientation or gender identity" in federally funded housing projects. The rules would force some religious groups to compromise their beliefs or quit the housing programs, argued lawyers for the US... More »

In College, Less Lesbian Experimenting Than Thought

Was it all just a male-driven fantasy?

(Newser) - Ahh, college: that magical time when women dabble in same-sex experimentation. Or not. A new study from the CDC shows that women who did not finish high school were actually more likely to have dipped their toes in the same-sex pool, the New York Times reports. “It may be... More »

San Francisco Opens Country's First Gay Museum

Only other one like it in the world is in Germany

(Newser) - What holds sex toys, manuscripts, and Harvey Milk’s pink sunglasses? America’s first gay museum, opening today in San Francisco. The GLBT History Museum is only the second of its kind in the world; the other is in Germany, reports the Chronicle . The city should have had such a... More »

Oprah to Barbara Walters: 'I'm Not a Lesbian'

Tearful Winfrey dismisses 'dumb rumors' in interview

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey looked to settle the gay rumors swirling about her relationship with best friend Gayle King in an interview with Barbara Walters, Mediaite reports. “I’m not a lesbian—I’m not even kind of a lesbian,” Winfrey said. The persistent "dumb rumors" are irritating, she... More »

Wedding Announcement Costs Lesbian Her Job

University says Laine Tadlock resigned; she says she was pushed out

(Newser) - Laine Tadlock lost her job at a Catholic university—not because she’s gay, not because she married a woman, but because she published a wedding announcement. Tadlock says Illinois’ Benedictine University knew about her sexual orientation when she was hired, and that the university also knew about her trip... More »

Martial Arts Expert Busts Out Underage Lesbian Lover

15-year-old taken from center where she was being 'cured'

(Newser) - A lesbian martial arts expert staged a jailbreak to free her 15-year-old lover from protective custody in Indonesia, according to cops. The girl—who authorities say admitted to having a sexual relationship with her 26-year-old taekwondo teacher—was placed in detention to "cure" her after her parents became suspicious... More »

Judge Gives Gay Air Force Nurse Personal Words of Support

'You are truly blessed as a family'

(Newser) - The judge who ordered the Air Force to reinstate a gay flight nurse yesterday also paused to deliver personal words of encouragement to Margaret Witt, notes the Seattle Times . "You said something in the trial that resonated with me," said District Court Judge Ronald Leighton. "You said... More »

Judge Orders Air Force to Reinstate Lesbian

Margaret Witt was discharged under 'don't ask, don't tell'

(Newser) - Another setback for "don't ask, don't tell": A federal judge says the Air Force violated the constitutional rights of a highly decorated flight nurse when it discharged her for being gay, and ordered that she be given her job back as soon as possible. US District Judge Ronald Leighton... More »

Texas School Rejects Lesbians' Daughter

Episcopal school doesn't agree with their lifestyle

(Newser) - A little girl in Texas was denied admission to a private school because her parents are lesbians, Fox News reports. When Jill and Tracy Harrison, who married in Canada, enrolled daughter Olivia at St. Vincent’s Episcopal School last month, they crossed out the word “father” on the admissions... More »

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