Lesbian Couple Wins St. Joe’s Alumni Association Contest

Equality kicks ass. And so does irony. A lesbian couple was originally barred from entering the St. Joseph’s University Alumni Association’s “How I Met My Hawkmate” contest because the Catholic church doesn’t recognize homosexual relationships. When word reached the Twitterverse and blogsphere, people used social media to rapidly spread the news—and bad publicity—quickly convincing the alumni to reverse their decision. Today, the alumni association announced via Facebook that Megan Edwards and Katie MacTurk won the contest. [NBC Philadelphia]