Last week we told you that safe-schools advocates are pushing the MPAA to reassess the “R” rating given to the movie ‘Bully,’ about bullying and harassment in schools. Now lawmakers, celebrities, and others are joining the effort to get the rating lowered in ‘Bully,’ according to Change.org. And here’s the new news:
- The St. Petersburg, Russia anti-gay “gag” law that punishes openness, assembly, speech and expression by LGBT people and their allies goes into effect today, according to AMERICAblog, but activists aren’t staying silent, and one of the most outspoken Russian gay activists, Nikolai Alekseev, is suing the law’s author for defamation in an effort to discredit and shame him, according to Gay Star News.
- Towleroad tells us Four suspects have been arrested in the brutal attack on Chilean gay man Daniel Zamudio, in which he was beaten and branded with a swastika.
- Ohio’s conservative Attorney General, Mike DeWine, has rejected an effort by citizens to pose a ballot initiative overturning Ohio’s anti-gay Constitutional amendment barring same-sex relationship recognition, says ThinkProgress. He says there were too many errors in the application.
- Towleroad tells us Harry Reid is getting tough on some 17 Judicial nominees being obstructed by Republicans, including one gay man, Michael Fitzgerald.
- Gay adults are more likely to smoke, but less likely to quit smoking, according to a study just published and being publicized by ThinkProgress. Just say no, folks!
Finally, Kirk Cameron really needs to change his Grindr profile to reflect his new relationship with Randy Rainbow (h/t Towleroad).
Aww, this one may be the one.