June 27, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: June 27
Sean Patrick Maloney, gay news, Washington Blade

Openly gay attorney Sean Patrick Maloney has won his U.S. House seat primary and will go on to the general election to face New York freshman Rep. Nan Hayworth in November. (Via Victory Fund, click for more)

Today is National HIV Testing Day: Go get tested, know your status! Sadly, this may be the last free National HIV Testing Day in New Hampshire, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader, after a $60,000 cut in Federal funding leaves the state’s only HIV service organization without enough money to provide the screening for free. If there is free testing near you, be sure you take advantage, and be confident about your status. Now here’s the news:

  • Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero got uproarious applause at Pride when she spoke to the crowd about her administration’s efforts at inclusiveness and making jabs at Stacey Campfield’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, says Towleroad.
  • The New York Daily News reports that the former head of the Bronx LGBT Center has been arrested for embezzling over $338,000 from the organization (h/t JoeMyGod).
  • San Francisco activists are reeling after long time gay activist Larry Brinkin was arrested on child porn charges, according to Queerty.
  • That anti-gay Twitter direct message cost NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire $50,000, says Outsports.com.
  • Queerty says Chuck Norris is mad that Boy Scouts of America board members want to end the gay ban.

VIDEO | Its true. The Spice Girls are back together to prepare for their new musical “Viva Forever” penned by Jennifer Saunders! Watch the reunion here:

(h/t Queerty)

BONUS: Friend of the Blade, Brett Edward Stout penned this interesting piece for the site of the Guy Spy dating app about young LGBT people and allies speaking out and fighting back in high school, and asks “Is High School the new Stonewall?”

 

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