Hope you had a great long weekend and that you got a chance to get out to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day celebrations, which included big LGBT contingencies — and no anti-gay ambassadors. Here are five news stories brewing up.
- A bill just introduced in Washington state that would legalize marriage for same-sex couples already nearly has enough votes for passage.
- ABC cancels the ill-conceived ‘Work It,‘ after stirring up a furor in the LGBT community over fears of insensitivity toward trans people.
- The Today Show interviewed a gay couple that had been passengers aboard the wrecked cruise ship, Costa Concordia, when it crashed in Italy, Friday.
- Gay Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes may grab up ‘The New Republic’ with his oodles and oodles of money.
- New Jersey’s print media gets it: the last two N.J. newspapers whose editorial boards had been against extending marriage to same-sex couples — the Asbury Park Press and the Courier Post — have reversed and come out for passage of the bill.
Also, the LGBT journalism community is mourning the passage of Mike Tidmus, who succumbed to cancer this weekend, according to his sister.
First there was ‘Prop 8: The Musical,’ now North Carolina has their own musical ode to overcoming bigotry at the ballot. Check it out below.
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