5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 26

1. Republican Louisiana governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal says he would support a constitutional amendment enabling state legislatures to outlaw same-sex marriage if the U.S. Supreme Court ove...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 22

1. The Feds reportedly spent about a half-million dollars studying gay hookup apps like Grindr to determine whether they increase the likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior. 2. America's acceptance ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 30

1. There could be a positive LGBT equality result to come out of the mess that is L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks and subsequent lifetime banishment from the NBA. Gay entertainment mogul Da...
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Meme of the week: ‘Bad Time’ Ski Instructor

Tammy Bruce, a Fox News contributor and politically conservative lesbian, made headlines today after she said she would never be allowed to guest host on the network because of her sexual orientation.

Bruce, a self-identified "Tea Party Patriot" was responding to a fan on Twitter:

Thanks :) @andreakaye5, I'd love to fill in for O'Reilly, but I've been told it will never happen because I'm gay. Go figure...

— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 23, 2012
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[Video] The best reaction to Romney’s response to Gingrich’s presidential pull out

Newt Gingrich FINALLY suspended his GOP presidential bid today amid dreams of moon colonies and hating on Barack Obama.

Gingrich didn't explicitly endorse his opponent, Mitt Romney, in his farewell speech/lecture today. (A full endorsement is forthcoming, apparently.) But Romney apparently tried to play nice, even though he and Gingrich are as likely friends in real life as Sharon Needles is with, well, any other drag queen who gets in her way.

Romney tweeted this after Newt's farewell speech today:

 .@NewtGingrich has brought creativity and intellectual vitality to American political life. Proud to call him a friend.

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Outspoken: Wanda Sykes, Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and more…

Comedian Wanda Sykes talks about cancer

“Should I talk about [having breast cancer]? Because how many things could I have? You know black, lesbian — I’m like, I can’t be the poster child for everything. At least with the LGBT issues we get a parade and a float and it’s a party. I was real hesitant about doing this because I hate walking, and I got a lot of walks coming up.”

Comedian and actress Wanda Sykes, discussing her battle with breast cancer for the first time in an interview with out talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. (“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Sept. 26)

“I’ve just never talked about it. But it’s so liberating. It was interesting to be coming to have a conversation that I was always afraid to have. This is my coming out ball. I’ve been dying to do this.”

—Actor Sean Maher, star of the new NBC series “Playboy Club,” where he plays a closted gay man married to a lesbian Bunny, coming out in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. (EW.com, Sept. 26)

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GOP presidential hopefuls debate same-sex marriage

GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann

There's no denying the economy is the main focus of politicians contending to be the next president of the United States. Last night's GOP debate on Fox News focused largely on the subject, but other topics, like foreign policy and social issues, were also discussed.

There were only a handful of questions directed to candidates about same-sex marriage, and there weren't any surprises in the answers.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the first question on marriage when he was asked if he believed state lawmakers have the right to legalize same-sex unions as recently happened in New York.

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Fox News analyst: GOP needs to drop social issues

Fox News analyst Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover, a Fox News analyst and author of “American Individualism,” was on the O'Reilly Factor last night to discuss the perceived split in the conservative movement between its base and the movement commonly known as the Tea Party.

Hoover, a self-proclaimed Republican, argued that the GOP runs the risk of losing the next generation of voters because of the party's stance on social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.

“We're going to save the Republican Party by connecting to the next generation,” Hoover told host Bill O'Reilly. “The next generation is 30 and under. They voted two to one for Barack Obama and their partisan identification solidifies after three presidential election cycles. They voted for John Kerry. They voted for Barack Obama. If we don't make inroads in the next 16 months, we're going to lose the next generation.”

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Ron Paul: Gov’t should be out of marriage argument

Fox News GOP debate

Last night, Fox News hosted the first Republican presidential debate ahead of the GOP primary season for the 2012 general election.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, conservative radio talk show host Herman Cain, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Congressman Ron Paul and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty all took part in the debate which was held at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

Early perceived front-runners Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee were all noticeably absent. Even Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann decided not to show.

Though the debate covered a wide-range of issues and mostly centered on the economy, there were a few questions directed to participants on gay issues.

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Ann Coulter disses World Net Daily on Fox’s ‘Red Eye’

Conservative writer and talking-head Ann Coulter responded to being dropped from media outlet World Net Daily’s “Taking Back America Conference” in comments on Fox News this weekend.

Coulter, one of several high-profile conservatives who voiced some kind of support for LGBT issues or LGBT organizations in recent weeks, is scheduled to speak at Homocon, a conservative conference sponsored by GOProud, a national gay Republican group.

“I’m sorry, I did not prepare for this discussion. I have no idea what you’re talking about,” Coulter said initially.