August 20, 2012 at 9:43 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: August 20

Russia is behaving badly. Not only did they sentence Pussy Riot to two years in jail for their anti-Putin prayer (Pussy Riot is obviously going to go on the most lucrative world tour in history once their two year sentence is finished), a judge has upheld Moscow’s 100 year ban on LGBT Pride. Maybe they can just hold it in the suburbs like we did back in Detroit in the early 2000s when we were driven out of the city for other reasons. Namely that there was nowhere in Detroit not on fire long enough to hold a Pride at. Now here’s the news:

  • The Ottawa Citizen says the United Church of Canada — apparently Canada’s largest mainline Protestant church, even though you’ve never heard of it — has elected its first openly gay moderator, who will lead the church for three years.
  • Geraldo Rivera wonders aloud whether a lesbian cabal runs the Department of Homeland Security on Fox News, according to TPM.
  • The Dallas Voice reports that Fort Worth Tex. LGBT leader Thomas Anable has passed away unexpectedly.
  • A Nevada lesbian couple in a domestic partnership lost were denied hospital visitation rights when one of the two entered the hospital with pregnancy complications, according to JoeMyGod.
  • Hacktivist group Anonymous is going after the government websites of African countries that oppress LGBT people, says Towleroad, having already targeted Uganda, Botswana, Somalia and Sudan.


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