Queer News: Anderson Cooper, Obama At HRC Dinner, Choose Your Pronoun, DADT Repeal in Action

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Obama At HRC Dinner: GOP Presidential Candidates Must ‘Stand Up’ For Gay Soldiers

 

OBAMA: We don’t believe in that. We don’t believe in standing silent when that happens. We dont’ believe in them being silent since. You want to be commander in chief, you can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States even when it’s not politically convenient.  

Repeal in Action: Victor Fehrenbach Wins Long Fight

VICTOR FEHRENBACH WITHDRAWL OF DISCHARGE LETTER XLRG | ADVOCATE.COMThe repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" is not an esoteric rollback of a law; the change is real for many gay and lesbian soldiers. Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach had fought his discharge from the military before retiring earlier this month. And he just got long-awaited news in the fight. "Finally," wrote Fehrenbach on Facebook, sharing the photo shown on this page. "On my lastday in the Air Force, I received my official notification that my discharge is withdrawn. Thanks!"

The Freedom to Choose Your Pronoun

A FEW weeks ago, Katy Butler, 16, updated her status on Facebook with an enthusiastic shout-out for Google+, the social network’s latest rival. “Oh my God Google! I love it! I was signing up for Google+ and they asked me my gender and the choices were male, female or OTHER!!!!! Oh ya Google!”  Katy, a high school junior in Ann Arbor, Mich., first encountered “other” as a gender option at a meeting of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQQA) in seventh grade. “For those of us in the nonconforming gender community, it is great to see Google make the option more mainstream,” she said.

Anderson Cooper: Teen Coma Tragedy From Talk Show 'Deeply' Sad

A teenager is in a coma after falling off his skateboard while video taping himself for an upcoming episode of Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show, "Anderson," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The teen was participating in an upcoming show based off a National Geographic article that investigates the teenage brain. 'Anderson' producers asked the teen to videotape his behavior prior to the show. Gawker was the first to report the news. The producer from 'Anderson' allegedly told the teen to record "the crazy stuff you do," which could have encouraged the young man to participate in and then record reckless behavior. On the morning the family was supposed to arrive in New York City, producers of 'Anderson' discovered the teen had suffered a head injury when he fell off his skateboard, leaving him in a coma.

Lady Gaga Discusses Activism, Outing And Reading Her Male Alter Ego, Jo Calderone, As A Transgender Man

It's only been three years since Lady Gaga began her reign over the realms of music, fashion and popular culture at large -- roughlyJo Calderone Trans 36 months filled with number one singles and sold-out tour dates, too many awards and magazine covers to count, an outfit comprised of prime cuts and a giant egg for incubation -- but it feels longer because of the relentless, dazzling evolution of her persona and career.

 

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