These stories were told today/in the recent past. We didn’t tell them, Ilene Chaiken didn’t tell them, but somebody told them and by G-d, you should know about them.
There’s only one little problem — we don’t know what the hell to call this unit. Feministing calls it “what we missed,” I believe Jezebel has a thing called “Dirt Bag” — our ideas so far are “By the Way” or “Remains of the Day” or “Also. Also.Also.”
+ From The Advocate — new immigration guidelines including references to ‘spouse’ and ‘family’ may or may not apply to gay binational couples
+ Pam’s House Blend breaks down why Jarret Barrios’ resignation as GLAAD chairman is looking increasingly complicated, which is a story we tried to write, got really confused about, and are now leaving it to the experts.
+ Colorlines on Wal-Mart’s “free pass for bias” regarding yesterday’s supreme court ruling.
+ Everyone has mixed feelings about Obama, and NPR says his “self-described evolution on same-sex marriage is not happening enough for some gay and lesbian activists” while Conservative Christians are concerned that Obama will announce official endorsement of marriage equality.
+ An American lesbian couple went abroad to be married in a Hindu ceremony in Nepal, although gay marriage is not legal there either.
+ How to Start a Protest Movement: Good Magazine has tips from the inventor of glitterbombing.
+ An American lesbian couple who have claimed for months that their homophobic neighbor burned down their house are now being held responsible by their insurance company for the fire.
+ Today in things gay people should/shouldn’t say/do and/or things straight people should/shouldn’t say/do about gay people — a NY judge rules it’s defamatory to call someone gay, a lesbian couple was kicked out of a Minnesota Twins game for kissing, Tracy Morgan continues apologizing, this time in Nashville, and Queerty has a video on anti-trans slurs we should stop saying.
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