March 6, 2012 at 9:20 am EST | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: March 6
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ThinkProgress has a great chart of where the GOP candidates are on LGBT issues. For details, click the picture. (Screen shot via

Tap tap tap. Is this thing on? We’ve missed you last week as we took some time off from the fix. Glad to be back. Just in time for this amazing story via OutrageDC about Barack Obama’s childhood transgender nanny’s struggle to survive in Indonesia. Here’s some more news:

  • IGLHRC is sounding the alarm over the apparent massacre of at least 40 people perceived to be either gay or lesbian in Iraq, with Americablog reporting authorities have done nothing in response.
  • GLAAD is taking Kirk Cameron to task for anti-gay comments on CNN’s Pierce Morgan; while his Growing Pains co-star Tracy Gold has tweeted her strong support for the LGBT community, meanwhile TV’s coolest dad, Alan Thicke, retweeted a #NOH8 message.
  • A brash and brazen band of Ohio activists want to put that state’s constitutional ban against same-sex marriage to voters in an attempt to overturn it, according to the Columbus Dispatch. We haven’t seen any recent polling on the issue in the buckeye state, but we salute their moxie.
  • Meanwhile, Towleroad tells us Maine Bishop Richard Malone says that the Catholic Church in that state will not take an active role in fighting a ballot proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in that state.
  • Only eight months after helping to win marriage equality in New York, Gay City News reports Empire State Pride Agenda has unceremoniously removed their short-lived executive director, Ross Levi, who’d been with the organization for twelve years, but only 22 months at the top spot. If that’s the award for winning, what would they have done to him had they lost?

Finally, in video, a high school junior in Virginia is claiming he’s been suspended from school for being gay, after his Principal sent him home for wearing high heels. Meanwhile, check out the awesomely supportive Superintendent (via Richmond’s NBC 12):


Bonus history MUST READ: ThinkProgress on the incredible dirty little secret about there being no dirty little secret in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down Sodomy laws.


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