News: Lithuania, Heath Hen, Lady Gaga, Kitty Genovese
Does Pope Francis believe the gender identity movement is demonic?
Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Foundation' spent $1.5 million of its $2.1 million on 'expenses'.
Lithuanian bill targeting Gay Pride marches and 'propaganda' is blocked in procedural vote: "The bill was intended to block events like gay pride marches, according to an explanatory memo submitted by the bill’s sponsor, Member of Parliament Petras Gražulis. Though a plurality of MPs voted to bring the proposal to a vote — 39 in favor, 34 opposed, and 20 abstentions — this was not enough to move the measure to a vote under rules of procedure."
Montana Supreme Court rules on property dispute related to Lutheran church split over gay rights: "Some 71% of the church members of Faith Lutheran Church voted to split off after the Evangelican Lutheran Church of America decided to allow people in same-sex relationships to enter the clergy. The splitting group also said it was entitled to all the church property. But the remaining members - who called themselves New Hope Lutheran Ministry - said church bylaws require a split by 90% of the church to take the property from the remaining members."
Matthew McConaughey reveals the inspiration for 'alright, alright, alright'.
Fourth-grader designs Canadian Gay Pride coin.
Some same-sex marriages in Britain are now legal: "This includes Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson, two university professors who married in Canada in 2003 and spent the last decade campaigning for their partnership to be recognised in Britain. Tomorrow, thanks to the government’s decision to bring forward the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, that day will finally come."
On 50th anniversary of slaying of Kitty Genovese, a look at how her hidden lesbian life has only gradually become part of the story.
New dwarf T. Rex discovered in northern Alaska: "While this has been called a dwarf or pygmy in some quarters, it is hardly small with an estimated size of around 5 m in total length (though based on very fragmentary remains). It may be a surprise to learn there are small tyrannosaurs out there – attention does tend to focus on the giants like Tyrannosaurus, but their forebears were rather smaller."
Abercrombie & Fitch is Zac Efron's nightmare: "This is very well what could happen to me some day.”
Divergent star Theo James gets preppy and sexy for GQ.
Only known footage of long-extinct Heath Hen is discovered.
Anti-discrimination bill gets hearing in Kentucky House: "Although no vote was taken, supporters of a bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity hailed Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing as a crucial first step toward a statewide fairness law. It’s unclear, however, whether House Bill 171 will receive a full committee hearing, let alone consideration on the House floor."
Mass Equality gives final no to compromise on St. Patrick's Day Parade participation: “It’s over; we won’t be there."
Mother Jones covers the anti-gay crackdown in Nigeria: "In addition to discrimination and harassment, Nigeria's new law has already led to a sharp decline in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in a country that has the second highest HIV rate in the world. About 3.4 million Nigerians are infected and some 17 percent of the gay population has the disease. The anti-gay law discourages people from seeking treatment for fear that doing so could out them as gay, and it also criminalizes organizations that serve the LGBT community."