News: Medicaid, Tel Aviv, Russell Crowe, AFA, Jason Bateman
Thousands take part in Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade.
It's naptime at Glee again.
Russell Crowe speaks out against circumcision.
Obama to extend protections to gay couples under Medicaid: "Under the new guidance, dated June 10, states have the option to allow healthy partners in a same-sex relationship to keep their homes while their partners are receiving support for long-term care under Medicaid, such as care in a nursing home."
Portland City Council unanimously passes transgender helath benefits.
Lawmakers rally behind gay man attacked in anti-gay assault outside bowling alley: "'I think it's important for the community to stand up and say we're not going to tolerate hate violence,' said Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, an El Dorado Hills Democrat whose district includes a large area of Elk Grove. 'Violence in any form is not acceptable,' Huber said. 'But it's particularly abhorrent when it involves racial or ethnic slurs or slurs about someone's sexual orientation.'"
Australian school accused of homophobia after leaving Kurt Hummel character out of Glee tribute musical: "Education department spokesman Grant Hatch denied it was because Kurt was openly gay."
American Family Association launches Old Navy boycott because the store is planning on selling shirts benefiting the "It Gets Better" project. "Buster Wilson, the managing director of AFA’s American Family Radio, yesterday said that 'this is very irresponsible for Christians to go to Old Navy' because “when you support them you are supporting what God calls an abomination to Him.'"
Will.i.am needed to do a mid-concert internet lyric search on one of the songs he was performing.
Jason Bateman looking fine on EW.
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly concedes marriage battle to gays, again: “What I was trying to say in that interview, when the question was asked about the younger generation, is you can’t deny the stats. So when you’re looking at that and they’re saying 65 to 70 percent of those under 40 or 35 – I can’t remember exactly – support same-sex marriage, if that does not change within that community as they become 50 or 60, yeah it’s over.”
James Franco's Brad Renfro tribute, sponsored by Gucci!
Anonymous hackers take down Turkish government website: “(The Turkish government) has blocked thousands of websites and blogs while abusive legal proceedings against online journalists persist. The government now wants to impose a new filtering system on the 22nd of August that will make it possible to keep records of all the people’s internet activity. Though it remains opaque why and how the system will be put in place, it is clear that the government is taking censorship to the next level."