August 6, 2012 at 9:07 am EST | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: August 6
Tasmania, gay news, Washington Blade

After Tasmania’s premier, Laura Giddings, jumped behind full marriage rights for same-sex couples, according to The Age, LGBT advocates celebrated outside the Australian state’s Houses of Parliament this week, urging the legislators to act quickly on marriage. (Photo by Dave Reilly courtesy Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality)

Not everyone in the U.K. is in the proper Olympic spirit: Welsh footballer Daniel Thomas’ Twitter account has been suspended after a homophobic and AIDSphobic tweet aimed at British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield, according to Queerty. They never learn, do they. Now here’s the news:

  • Anti-gay groups’ boycott lists just keep getting longer and longer and longer: Towleroad found this new Amtrak ad with same-sex couple-headed families.
  • New York City’s Gay City News says their parent company has been sold to an I.T. gal.
  • Rebecca Orr — who has been the spokesperson for Equality California for years throughout their tumult and controversy — is leaving.
  • HRC is dropping a cool million just for starters as ballot measure season kicks off in Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota, says Politico.
  • The Boston Globe reports that Hanoi, Vietnam saw its very first LGBT Pride parade.


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