MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Queen Latifah Marries Gay Couples on the Grammys and More

I trolled the web for LGBT headlines all weekend so you wouldn’t have to. Here are some of the gems I scouted:

PROGRESS REPORT

Madonna sang along as Queen Latifah married 33 couples during last night's Grammy Awards. Photo courtesy of Kvork Djansezian/Getty Images.

Madonna sang along as Queen Latifah married 33 couples during last night’s Grammy Awards. Photo courtesy of Kvork Djansezian/Getty Images.




WOW: During Macklemore's performance of "Same Love" last night at the Grammys, Queen Latifah married 33 couples — some gay — while Madonna serenaded

TSA amends screening process, will now "recognize same-sex couples and screen them together in the same way that opposite-sex couples are"

BIGOT WATCH

Oklahoma lawmaker considers banning all marriage to prevent gay marriages

Kan. lawmakers to consider bill allowing discrimination based on religious beliefs

South Dakota to consider bills to allow businesses to discriminate against gay couples

MARRIAGE EQUALITY NEWS

Indiana House Democrats weigh two plans to derail proposed gay marriage ban

SOCHI (ACTUALLY NOT ALL BAD THIS WEEK)

Former NFLer Chris Kluwe wearing an American Apparel tee to encourage diversity in sports just before the Sochi Olympics.

Former NFLer Chris Kluwe wearing an American Apparel tee to encourage diversity in sports. (Ahem, Sochi Olympics.)

Coca-Cola's marketing campaign website wants fans to personalize virtual Coke cans to be shared on social media but bans the word "gay"

American Apparel and gay rights groups team up for Olympic clothing campaign

Lush cosmetics launches "Sign of Love" campaign against LGBT discrimination in Russia 

Russian officials considering removing the "gay" in "gay propaganda"

Stoli donates $300,000 to fund gay rights leadership program in the U.S.

Dutch brass band may play "YMCA" at Sochi to show its support for gay rights

ENTERTAINMENT / DIVA WATCH

Here's a complete list of winners in all the best categories at the Grammys

Barbra Streisand to record duets with Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Bette Midler (!)

Kylie releases date and tracks for new album

 

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  • Joshua Speed

    What a horrible way to get married–in a group by a bogus “queen” as Madonna sings. How tacky. How brassy. How tasteless. Ew.