5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 2

1. Indiana lawmakers announced Thursday a “fix” to the controversial “religious freedom” law that would preclude businesses from denying service to people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. I...
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High-profile conservatives coming around on gay rights?

Ann Coulter is scheduled to speak at 'Homocon' in September

Several high profile conservatives have spoken out on gay marriage over the last week. Television host Glenn Beck, conservative author and speaker Ann Coulter and “The View” co-host Elizabeth Hassleback have all made headlines this week for their support of gay people or gay issues.

Coulter, a conservative writer and television personality, was blasted by the website World Net Daily (WND) because of plans to speak to GOProud, a gay Republican group, at their “Homocon” event in September.

WND also canceled Coulter’s planned keynote address at its “Taking America Back National Conference” taking place next month.

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Outspoken: Glenn Beck, Margaret Cho and more…

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck

“You have a rare opportunity to right a wrong and I pray to God that you will take it. As an African American you understand the ugliness of hate and the pain of discrimination. This is not a battle of heterosexual against homosexual, but a struggle of justice against injustice.”

— Black LGBT activist C.D. Kirven in an open letter to Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., requesting a meeting to discuss King’s claim that gay marriage is “genocide” at a recent anti-gay marriage rally in Atlanta (Cherrygrrl.com, Aug. 9)