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How gay couples get screwed on tax day.
NYT Room for Debate: Is support for gay rights still controversial?
Tupac hologram may go on tour.
Jose Canseco: Global warming could have saved Titanic!
Orange County vice principal who ejected gay student from pageant after saying he hoped to get married one day is removed from campus: "Vice Principal Joe Abell was assigned to Fullerton Joint Union School District offices as administrators continue to assess the incident, Superintendent George Giokaris said."
Ann Romney: Seamus loved riding on the top of the car. “He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation."
Signorile: Gay panic at the White House.
Catholics protest Castro Theatre screening of documentary about Terrance McNally's play Corpus Christi: "I strongly protest against the showing of the blasphemous play Corpus Christi,which includes a Christ-like figure who reportedly has sexual relations with his apostles, and of the movie which promotes it, Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption. The Person of Jesus Christ is Sacred and untouchable. To portray Him as a homosexual, or even to insinuate it, is an unspeakable blasphemy which I reject with all my soul."
Emile Hirsch mugs for his own camera at Coachella.
One Million Moms in uproar about women kissing in Urban Outfitters catalog (even though the company is owned by a right-winger).
Survey: Approximately 20% of gay men in Taiwan have attempted suicide. "About 30 per cent have considered taking their own lives, and of these 18 per cent have actually tried to kill themselves, according to the survey sponsored by Gender/Sexuality Rights Association of Taiwan and other groups."
Gay teen who attempted suicide recovering in Ohio.
Williams Institute: Transgender voters disenfranchised by voter ID laws. "Over 25,000 transgender American citizens may face stiff barriers to voting in the November 2012 election, according to the report 'The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters,' released last week by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s law school. This is, by any measure, the portion of the electorate that is among the most marginalized and stigmatized, and hence probably most in need of the right to have a say in who governs their lives. But discussions on both sides of voter ID laws tend to leave out transgender citizens in discussions about who would be most adversely impacted."
NOM's 'Dump Starbucks' campaign is a flop internationally, too.
No-hawk: Mark Salling Blained-out on the Glee set.
Pat Robertson pushes "ex-gay" reparative therapy for woman's lesbian daughter.
New international trailer for Spider-man released.
Nessun Dorma, a film by Ronald Genato.
Portions of the surface of Mars are made of glass.
Spokane City Council overflows at debate over resolution supporting Washington's marriage equality law: "About 70 people had testified by around 10 p.m., when City Council President Ben Stuckart announced everyone who signed up had spoken. He asked if anyone else wanted to speak and a couple dozen raised their hands, extending testimony late into the night. Early testimony was dominated by opponents of gay marriage. Later testimony tilted heavily in support."