April 23, 2012 at 9:48 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: April 23
Barack Obama, gay news, gay politics dc, LGBT

The President's reelection campaign released this timeline of LGBT accomplishments by the administration, which is missing several high level appointments. What do you think? (Courtesy Obama for America)

Was the stabbing death of Marine Philip Bushong this Saturday in S.E. Washington D.C. a hate crime? Witnesses told police that homophobic slurs were used before fellow-marine Michael Joseph Poth — who was due to be discharged in just a few days — stabbed Bushong outside a sporting goods store near Barracks Row. Here are five more stories to watch today:

  • Remember the Kony 2012 people, Invisible Children, and their connections to anti-gay groups. Guess who funded them? Some of the same people who funded the anti-gay Prop 8 and continue to fund the National Organization for Marriage, says the blog ‘Talk to Action.’
  • The Vital Voice tells us that Missouri may be getting its own “don’t say gay” bill, despite the public outcry over Tennessee’s bill.
  • The Human Rights Campaign passed on the sad news that legendary Texas LGBT activist Bettie Naylor passed away this weekend.
  • The Vatican is reprimanding and punishing a group of nuns who have defied the church over its teaching on homosexuality and the church’s stance against health care reform, keeping silent on abortion, and according to the New York Times, “for focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice.”
  • More has come to life about the disgraced former executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, as the Daily Caller has published details of the gay sexual harassment claims against him.

Finally, watch Cher present a GLAAD Award to her son, Chaz Bono:

Come back tomorrow for even more LGBT news links!


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