MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Mission America Targets Gay Homeless Teens, Out Tennis Star Matt Dooley’s Inspiring Video and More.

I trolled the web for LGBT headlines all weekend so you wouldn’t have to. Here’s what I found: 

BIGOT WATCH: Misson America's Linda Harvey says homeless gay teens only have themselves to blame.

BIGOT WATCH: Misson America’s Linda Harvey says homeless gay teens only have themselves to blame.

BIGOT WATCH

Mission America’s Linda Harvey says gay homeless teens only have themselves to blame.

Mormon leader reiterates church’s opposition to gay marriage.

SCHOOL DAZE

Parent wants Two Boys Kissing book banned from library.

Trans student sues Christian university over on-campus housing denial.

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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:

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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

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MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Bachelor Juan Pablo Backpedals After Homophobic Remarks

Every weekend I troll the web for LGBT headlines so you can begin the week on top of your gay-game. Here’s what made the news: 

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Obama nominates lesbian Staci Michelle Yandle to federal judge bench.

Obama nominates lesbian Staci Michelle Yandle to federal judge bench.

BIGOT WATCH

THE ONGOING MARRIAGE BATTLE IN UTAH

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MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Maryland Sticks Up for Utah, Katie Couric Responds to Angered Transgender Community and More

I trolled the web for gay headlines all weekend so you wouldn’t have to. Here’s what I came up with: 

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Israel's first memorial to LGBT victims of the Holocaust was unveiled this weekend in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s first memorial to LGBT victims of the Holocaust was unveiled this weekend in Tel Aviv. Photo courtesy of Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.

New Virginia governor bans discrimination against LGBT employees in very first executive order

Israel unveils first memorial to LGBT Holocaust victims in Tel Aviv

Luxembourg likely to get marriage equality by end of year

BIGOT WATCH

RNC Committeeman Dave Agema says Russia’s anti-gay law is “common sense”

Senator Marco Rubio successfully blocks openly gay black judge’s nomination to federal bench

More weekend headlines after the jump

Morning Headlines: District Gets 20 Bids for Shuttered School Buildings

School District of Philadelphia

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Another lumbering step forward has been taken in the effort to raise budget money for the School District of Philadelphia. Since last year’s December 17th deadline, the District has received 20 offers for the 28 school buildings for sale, seven of which were “expedited sales” and open to individual bids.

Putting the abandoned buildings on the market and using the money to fill its budget gap has it proponents, but another deadline looms. As the Inquirer’s Troy Graham puts it:

To cover what the city pledged toward the district’s budget deficit, sales worth at least $61 million have to be completed by June 30. If not, the city would have to dip into its funds to make up the difference.

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MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Chick-Fil-A CEO to Receive Equality Award?!

Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy will receive an equality award from TK

Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy will receive prestigious equality award. Wha?!, you ask? Click photo for more.

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Missouri will allow gay couples to file joint taxes

Kentucky National Guard now allowing benefits for same-sex married couples

NEWS MAKERS

Openly gay teen scientist from Maryland honored by the Vatican as positive role model

Liz Cheney reiterates that she supports “the traditional definition of marriage”

Chick-Fil-A CEO to receive equality award

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GIVE ME HEADLINES: David Beckham’s New Undie Line, Indianapolis Stands Up for Marriage Equality and More

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Indianapolis’s City Council stands up for marriage equality. Click image for more.

Indianapolis City Council votes against legislation banning gay marriage.

BOO

Senator Marco Rubio is headlining a fundraiser for vehement anti-gay group Florida Family Policy Council. This guy is the WORST.

CELEBRITY

Gay Survivor champ Todd Herzog opens up about his very serious alcohol addiction on Dr. Phil.

You’ve gotta watch Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Porsha Stewart on Wendy Williams. This girl.

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MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Hawaii to Become 16th Marriage Equality State

hawaii gay marriage

Over the weekend, Hawaii’s state House passed its version of a marriage equality bill that the Senate is expected to accept and send to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for passage on Tuesday. For more, see the link below.

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Hump Day Headlines

Do I look like a lesbian? Florida's Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll denies lesbian affair on account of her fashion sense (courtesy of the Office of the Governor)

A teen lesbian was brutally beaten by group of men in Kentucky. She says prior to the incident, the men were following her and yelling anti-gay slurs.

A gay couple in Mississippi says they are the target of anti-gay hate. The two men say they fear for their lives after their home and car have been vandalized. The men also say they’ve received homophobic taunts and threats from neighbors.

After Florida’s Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll is accused of having a lesbian affair, she cites stereotypes about butch women. “Black women that look like me don’t engaged in [lesbian relationships],” she said.

A popular female televangelist admits to having affairs with women, but not before blaming it on drugs and abuse. “These were my choices and I made these choices due to a lack of wisdom,” she said.

New York City Council’s Christine Quinn admonished a carriage driver after his anti-gay outburst is caught on video. “The behavior depicted in this video is reprehensible and unacceptable from anyone,” wrote Quinn, “and is especially unbefitting of an industry the City Council has made sure treats its animals humanely.”

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