February 13, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: Feb 13

Yesterday’s Recording Academy Awards, known as the Grammys, turned into a makeshift memorial for Whitney Houston, who passed away the day before in the same hotel that many of the stars gathering for the awards were staying. Today, people will be discussing the many monumental performances from last night, as well as Adele’s total sweep, where she picked up practically every award she was eligible for, and certainly every award for which she had been nominated: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance (for “Someone Like You”), Best Short Video (for “Rolling In The Deep”), Song of the Year (which is a songwriting award, for “Rolling In The Deep”), Record of the Year (for the “Rolling In The Deep” single), and Album of the Year.

  • Washington Governor Christine Gregoire will sign the marriage bill today, and there to protest will be GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, according to ThinkProgress.
  • The New York Times editors have denounced New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s same-sex marriage veto vow, according to JoeMyGod.
  • According to the AFP, two same-sex marriage bills have been introduced in Australia.
  • Pink News believes that the UK may have seen a trans man give birth to a child last year.
  • One of the most disturbing videos from CPAC for LGBT people: Austin Ruse believes we should not study violence against LGBT people in hostile nations, according to Towleroad.

Finally: enjoy Jennifer Hudson’s lush rendition of the song that made Whitney an immortal icon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzMsEvUxFc4

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