May 3, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: May 3
Land of Dreams, tourism, gay news, gay politics dc, Washington Blade

The Examiner family of websites brings us news of the U.S.'s first international tourism campaign featuring a gay couple, launching worldwide this week. Click for it. (Screen shot Land Of Dreams commercial)

Is the big gay sports schism finally coming to an end? Gay Games and Outgames will meet to discuss combining for one unified event in 2018, according to Out Sports. We reported on this months ago as well. Looks like its finally coming to fruition! Here’s the news:

  • SHOCKING: the wife of the author of North Carolina’s anti-gay constitutional amendment says he wrote it to ‘protect the Caucasian race’ according to Pam’s House Blend.
  • Dharun Ravi’s Defense team wants the wants hate crimes convictions dismissed, says Towleroad.
  • Missouri Republican state representative Zach Wyatt reads a statement, advocates for anti-bullying bill, comes out, and promptly retires. Watch.
  • Think Progress says Rhode Island will consider marriage equality and divorce equality bills again this year.
  • Queen Latifah will headline Long Beach Pride, and Queerty asks if the hip-hop royal will finally come out?

Finally, the David Pakman show gives a call to Sean Harris who tells parents at his N.C. church to “punch” kids who they think are too effeminate, and force “butch” daughters to dress, look and “smell pretty.”

(h/t Pam’s House Blend)

On tap tonight in DC: You get to choose between Log Cabin Republican Happy Hour at Nellie’s or Jock U at Phase 1 of Dupont… somehow hosted by Secrets? Anyway, …choose wisely!

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