Weekly Round up for Friday July 22, 2011

Happy Friday!

Have you seen the newest Harry Potter movie? Are you all set for Captain America this weekend? Don’t you just LOVE summertime movies? Well, it isn’t The Daily Prophet, but here are a few bits of news and notes to help tide you over between blockbuster movies and keep you company at Comic-Con.

First off, today is the expected day that the Pentagon is expected to announce that gays can serve openly in the military. We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.

Three years after Florida passed the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act, which prohibits the bullying or harassment, including cyber bullying, of any public K-12 student or employee, Miami-Dade County Administration amended their policy to be explicitly inclusive of students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). The policy will now include “sexual orientation and gender identity” providing clearer protections for LGBT students. .

A tragedy of violence and an frustrating sign from the media.:NBC is reporting that a “transgender person” was shot and killed in northeast D.C. Wednesday morning. Not sure why they couldn’t bring themselves to say ”transgendered woman” since they used the female pronoun throughout the article

Remember last week when we celebrated the passing of the FAIR Education Act? Well, buckle up folks, we are in for a fight to keep it.

Not wanting its murderous homophobia to be out-shined by Africa sister nations like Uganda, leaders in Ghana have revved up their anti-gay policies, with one leader even calling for the lynching of homosexuals in the country

President Obama is planning on nominating Michael Fitzgerald, an out gay attorney in Los Angeles, to serve as a district court judge in federal court in California.

To deal with DOMA, we have the Respect of Marriage Act… and to deal with Focus on the Family and their lies and misleading testimony, we have Al Franken who’s comedic timing and wit coupled with his actually reading the study make him the clear winner, in my book at least.

Sobering statistics: 1 in 4 lesbian teens and 15% of bisexual teens are homeless.

Both The Phillies and Stephen Collbert have joined the fray with their own “It Gets Better” videos.

The continuing saga of the Bachman’s flavor of insanity.

Speaking of the Bachman’s… the Gay Horde Glittered the “Pray The Gay Away” clinic! See it here!

That’s all for me. Have a fun, and safe, weekend!

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