The Piano Guys transform One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful".
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A 16-year-old Louisville, Kentucky teen had her jaw broken in several places and teeth knocked out of her mouth by a group of adult men witnesses say beat her for being gay. The men yelled anti-gay slurs while attacking her.
The girl was with two teen male friends when the attack happened, 9 News reports:
Andi Hornback, the mother of the two boys, got a call after 1:00 Tuesday morning. Her sons, ages 13 and 15, had slipped out of the house for a quick walk to a store around the corner.
"My son called me and said 'Mom, can you come meet us because we feel uncomfortable," she says. "There are four grown-ups following us a little too close."
The boys said the men started yelling anti-gay slurs toward the teen girl before they could give their mom the exact location over the phone.
The attack happened in front of two churches.
Said family friend Brenda Hickerson: "Her jaw is broken in several places and she has to have a plate put in her jaw. She has teeth knocked out of her mouth and she has scrapes and bruises. She was on the ground with blood just pouring out of her face, These grown men put her on the ground, kicked her in her stomach, kicked her in her face and punched her in the face and kept going until a bystander yelled stop and called 911."
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SPACE X DRAGON: Making history. "SpaceX made history in May when its Dragon capsule became the first privately-built spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station. Now, the company has released a YouTube video that follows its historic journey through space, from liftoff to its return drop in the Pacific Ocean."
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Backstreet Boys to reunite with all 5 members.
The Boys Scouts' dangerous message to Young Americans: gay kids don't measure up.
Uniformed military prepare to march in San Diego Pride parade, into history: "After many of these marchers wore branch-specific T-shirts in last year’s parade to celebrate the pending end of the Pentagon’s 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy, parade organizers boasted that the active-duty contingent was a first for gay-pride gatherings around the country. This year, organizers added another first: They urged service members to ask their commanding officers for permission to march in their uniforms." But...maybe not.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston shower Mykonos in heterosexual love.
Wingnut Janet Porter swears off Google over "legalize love" initiative.
Will and Erwynn: The unlikely story of the first gay military union. "Little about the couple’s biographies would suggest that they would become gay rights trailblazers or find themselves on the progressive side of a culture war. Will was born outside of Chicago in 1976. His mother was a teacher. His father, a marine-turned-fundamentalist-minister, spent most of the year on the road through his work with Fairhaven Baptist church in Chesterton, Ind. Will’s father was its youth pastor and vice president of the church’s small Christian college."
'Camp Pride' for LGBT youth activism kicks off.
Chris Colfer greets fans outside of Good Morning America.
Ryan Guzman steps up for Just Jared.
Black AIDS Institute releases its latest report, Back of the Line: The State of AIDS Among Black Gay Men in America: "Black MSM continue to be first in line when it comes to need, but remain at the back of the line when it comes to assistance. This report not only highlights the gaps and why they still exist after 30 years, but it also provides a blueprint for how to close the gaps and move those most at risk up to the front."
Rally scheduled Wednesday for Kentucky couple kicked out of the park for kissing.
State of emergency declared for world's coral reefs: "Without global action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and greatly improve local protection, most of the world’s coral reefs will be devastated and the benefits they provide billions of people will be lost in the coming decades, scientists warned at the opening of 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) in Cairns, Australia. The international coral reef science community is in 100 percent agreement on the urgent need for action to protect reefs and more than 2,500 marine scientists have signed a consensus statement to that effect, said Stephen Palumbi, director of Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University in California."
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British Columbia tribunal rules for gay couple in discrimination case against Christian B&B: "The Tribunal decision issued Tuesday said Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie suffered "indignity and humiliation" when the owners of Riverbend B&B refused them a room because they are homosexuals."
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Maryland Marriage Alliance calls Barney Frank's wedding a "mockery": "The linked column—which comes from Doug Mainwaring, an anti-equality, gay Tea Party Leader—goes on to call the wedding "an absurd frolic, an 'Alice in Wonderland' moment"; 'a joke'; an 'act of contempt toward marriage'; 'the weakening of the two most hallowed structures of civil society - family and faith'; 'a parody, a staggering caricature of the most fundamental and towering of American Institutions'; and 'a display of the contempt our liberal establishment harbors for Main Street America.'"
Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of the Family Equality Council, is featured in one of the first web videos from the "Mitt Gets Worse" campaign, organized to bring attention to Mitt Romney's anti-LGBT agenda.
The Boston Globe writes:
The “Mitt Gets Worse” campaign, launched Wednesday by the Courage Campaign Super PAC and American Bridge 21st Century, is a compilation of video testimonies from people who describe Romney as insensitive and willing to put his political ambitions ahead of equality. The campaign’s website also features video of Romney discussing LGBT rights as far back as 1994, when he ran unsuccessfully for US Senate.
If elected president, the super PACs suggest, Romney would roll back protections for LGBT citizens -- perhaps pushing for a federal ban on gay marriage, which he supports; defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, which the Justice Department has ceased to do under Obama; and undermining the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
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Mike Halterman, the editor of Out on the Town magazine, tips us off to this story about Dustin Tasso and Matt James, a Toomsuba, Mississippi couple who have been targeted in a series of attacks culminating in windows of their car being broken and the word "fags" being spray-painted on the street in front of their house.
Someone came to our home, busted our window out of the back of my car," says Tasso, "our home was broken into, profanity was spray painted on the front of our driveway, and you know it's just a scary feeling for us."
"We just felt like there needed to be something done," says James "because it's not just us this stuff happens everyday, and I mean it's not noticed or recognized and there's got to be some kind of justice."
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