If you were leadership in OutServe last night — panicking because Facebook apparently deleted your fan page temporarily (thankfully its restored) — these are the stories you were probably a little too preoccupied to think about. Otherwise, here is what we think you need to know this A.M.:
- LGBT activists Nikolai Alekseev, Alexey Kiselev and Kirill Nepomnyaschiy channeled their inner-GetEQUAL in Arkhangelsk, Russia yesterday, getting arrested while protesting the passage of ‘gay propaganda’ laws this past fall.
- Tennessee’s legislature, not content with being the most anti-LGBT legislature in the country, seems to now be seeking to compete for the international title by introducing an anti-trans ‘bathrooms bill,’ that would bar trans people from using the restroom of their gender identity.
- The Minnesota state House of Representatives’ newest member, Susan Allen (elected in special election yesterday), is the nation’s first openly lesbian Native American.
- The Washington Legislature is on the verge of approving a same-sex marriage bill with the support of at least two GOP members of the Senate, and the vast majority of Democrats who control that chamber.
- One of gay DC’s “most cherished weekly rituals” the best package contest at Cobalt is on tonight.
After the Pope pronounced same-sex marriage a threat to humanity, Jimmy Kimmel came up with a prediction about how that would happen: