Remember that “Gay Propaganda” bill in Russia? It will in fact be enforced, apparently, as Think Progress tells us 17 were arrested during a pro-democracy rally in the city earlier this week for carrying rainbow flags in violation of the law. Will they also enforce it when Madonna comes to St. Petersburg later this year? Here are five more we’re watching today:
- GoodAsYou alerts us to the list of large donors to the Amendment One campaign, and its the usual suspects.
- Campus Pride has released a list of the nation’s 10 most LGBT-friendly college athletics programs. Sorry no, Washington-area teams made it (lame! Get on it, AU!).
- Incredible intersex athlete Caster Semenya has qualified for the 800m in the London Olympics this year, according to Out Sports.
- Colorado is taking another shot at passing Civil Unions, according to Box Turtle Bulletin. It will be a tight vote in the committee, so activists are asking Colorado residents to weigh in and contact their lawmakers.
- Finally two stories of LGBT juror discrimination. First the American Independent alerts us to widespread dismissal of gay or trans jurors from trials, including an example from 2000 of a dismissal of a trans juror that was upheld in a 2005 Federal Court ruling. However, in San Diego a judge admonished a prosecutor for dismissing two gay jurors, according to the Union-Tribune, showing progress is possible.