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June 18, 2014

Host of The Daily Show rips into Texas governor for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been mocked and criticized for his recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

But leave it to The Daily Show's Jon Stewart to really tell Perry what's what.

'You know what’s sad? Being gay is not a choice, but being a Texas Republican is,' Stewart said.

October 3, 2013

The Daily Show and Conan O'Brien serving up humor as fallout continues

Barilla Pasta Chairman Guido Barilla's recent anti-gay comments are providing late night US comedy shows with plenty of fodder.

The Italian executive said he would never feature a gay couple in an advertisement, said gays should not be allowed to adopt children and stated that if anyone had a problem with his views, they could try another pasta brand.

'A lot of people do have a problem with his views and the pasta industry is taking advantage of it,' Conan O'Brien said Wednesday (2 October) on his TBS show.

August 4, 2013

Rainbow flag that was torn down from John Hill's New Orleans home had been put up the day the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down

The New Orleans Police Department and FBI are investigating a possible hate crime against the leader of a gay rights organization in the US southern state Louisiana.

John Hill is the chairman of Forum for Equality and a resident of the Crescent City. An early morning 3 August surveillance videotape, from an art gallery near Hill's home,  shows an unidentified man stopping a van and getting out with a step ladder.

January 17, 2013

Michael Triplett had been president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association since last summer

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) on Thursday (17 January) announced that its president, Michael Triplett, has died after a battle with cancer.

Triplett, 48, was elected president of the group just last summer. But he had been a member of its leadership team for several years, first as a Washington, DC chapter board member and president and then as a national board member and vice president for print.

January 14, 2013

Former equalities minister Lynne Featherstone calls for Julie Burchill and Observer editor to be fired over transphobic article

Former equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has called for Observer editor John Mulholland and writer Julie Burchill to be sacked following the publication of a transphobic column.

'Julie Burchill rant against transgender community is absolutely disgusting – a bigoted vomit for which the Observer should sack her', tweeted the International Development Minister.

After her initial comment, the Liberal Democrat MP tweeted: 'If this was a different group I think there would be even more outrage sadly'.

September 12, 2012

Anti-Obama news website WND launches personal attack on president, running story claiming the president was a regular in Chicago's gay bar and bathhouse scene

Barack Obama hid his 'gay life' to become president, claims a story on a right wing US news website.

Speaking to World Net Daily (WND), gay Christian conservative Kevin DuJan says Obama was a regular at gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago.

DuJan, who lived in the city while Obama was state senator there, said the Democrat president was well known on the gay scene.

May 5, 2012

Pro-gay article outrages small Tennessee community, with a school board member calling for sacking and police investigation

A Tennessee high school journalism teacher has outraged the community after publishing a pro-gay article of a graduating student in the yearbook.

The article called ‘It’s OK to be Gay’, written by an anonymous student staff writer of Lenoir City High School, profiles the experiences of American gay student Zac Mitchell.

April 19, 2012

Editor says sister publication to The Advocate will continue under new arrangement

The entire editorial staff of Out Magazine is being laid off but some may be hired back under a new business arrangement for the monthly gay lifestyle publication, editor Aaron Hicklin said Wednesday (18 April).

The US-based magazine is the sister publication to The Advocate and is owned by Here Media which bought the titles in 2008. Here Media has struck a deal with Hicklin to continue running the magazine under a new company he has founded called Grand Editorial.