Mazel tov! Chicago’s U.S. naval base has made history becoming the first in the armed forces to publicly sanction a gay support group for active duty military, according to the Windy City Times. Here is some more news to sip in with your morning java:
- Several news outlets are reporting on the raid of a gathering by a group of Uganda’s LGBT activists by the state Minister for Ethics and Integrity; ThinkProgress has summarized and collected the reporting.
- Oklahoma is celebrating after electing its first openly gay state Senator by choosing State Rep. Al McAffrey in a special election yesterday, according to Victory Fund.
- A school district in Michele Bachmann’s congressional district replaced the ‘gay silence’ policy linked to seven bullying-related student suicides in two years, according to Towleroad.
- According to OutSports.com, two athletes are in trouble for tweeting the same word this week: Vancouver Whitecaps soccer star Lee Nguyen and a prospect for Minnesota Wild hockey playing for their Houston Aeros farm team, Justin Fontaine tweeted the famous anti-gay f-bomb.
- Join the Washington Blade at 6:30 tonight for “Love Letters for Literacy” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
ThinkProgress has video of Chris Christie calling a New Jersey Senate vote on marriage “an act of theater”
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