News: Dancing Queen, LAPD, Kye Allums, Bermuda, Scott Weiland
Newt Gingrich's ringtone: "Dancing Queen" by ABBA.
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively writes open letter to the LGBT community.
Jury awards openly gay LAPD Sgt. Ronald Crump $1.6 million in discrimination and retaliation case against his superiors.
The Palin family has a new member.
NOAA predicts 12-18 named storms during this year's hurricane season.
Jersey Shore's Deena dangles from Italian bridge.
'Phallometric test' still in use for gay asylum seekers in Czech Republic?
Father cancels Bermuda student's protest against homophobia: “I am organizing Home is Where the Hatred Is in order to raise awareness about discrimination against gay people on the island."
Connecticut House approves transgender discrimination bill 77-62: "The bill, which now goes to the Senate, would prohibit discrimination on the basis of 'gender identity or expression' in employment, public accommodations, the sale or rental of housing, the granting of credit and other laws that fall under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities."
Transgender collegiate basketball player Kye Allums no longer playing for George Washington U. women's team: "I alone came to this conclusion," Allums said in a statement released by the university, "and I thank the athletic department for respecting my wishes."
Former Memphis police officer gets two years for beating transgender prisoner.
Adam Lambert and his boyfriend get inked.
Is the gay-for-pay past of Dustin Zito from The Real World: Las Vegas haunting him?
Anti-bullying bill fails in Louisiana: "Despite last-minute revisions designed to mollify family-values conservatives, Rep. Austin Badon’s anti-bullying bill went down in flames today at a contentious session of the Louisiana House. HB 112, known as the “Safe Schools Bill,” was fiercely opposed by the Louisiana Family Forum and Louisiana Baptists; it failed in a 53-43 vote."
US Airways pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger to be aviation expert for CBS News.
Alex Pettyfer says he is misunderstood, and that his crotch tattoo says "Alex", not "Thank You".
Scott Weiland says he was raped at 12: "A big muscular guy, a high school senior... [who] rode the bus with me every day to school... invited me to his house. The dude raped me. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. 'Tell anyone,' he warned, 'and you'll never have another friend in this school. I'll ruin your **ckin' reputation.' This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back. Therapy will do that to you."
The American Theatre Wing interviews Joe Mantello about returning to the Broadway stage in The Normal Heart.
Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield has another homophobic bill in addition to his "Don't Say Gay" bill that would limit student access to Gay-Straight Alliances by allowing parents to pull them out of them. "No school shall permit a student to become a member or participate in any activities of a club or organization if the parent or legal guardian of such student has tendered a written communication prohibiting such student from such membership or participation. In order to be valid, the written communication shall be signed and dated by the parent or legal guardian."