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[Video] Lesbian parents address anti-gay Mich. mayor Janice Daniels

Lesbian couple addresses anti-gay Michigan mayor

This past June, when Facebook asked Troy, Mich., resident Janice Daniels "What's on your mind?" she answered with the kind of venom we're all used to seeing from irresponsible right-wing nut bags:

"I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there."

It took a while, but the post eventually made headlines after Daniels was elected mayor of Troy and even got the attention of our cartoonist, Mike Ritter. See his 'toon here.

Daniels apologized, but affirmed that she believed marriage is between one man and one woman. You know, because no one can take away her right to be bigoted.

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Outspoken: Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Spielberg and more…

Lady Gaga receives award from the Trevor Project

“This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win … It will take a village and an army, [some] countries and continents to make bullying a hate crime.”

Lady Gaga, accepting the Hero Award from the Trevor Project, which fights suicide among LGBT youth. It was presented by the family of Jamey Rodemeyer, a teen fan who killed himself earlier this year. (Eonline.com, Dec. 5)

“I basically took something that was extremely erotic and very intentional, and I reduced it to a simple kiss. I got a lot of criticism for that.”

— Director Stephen Spielberg on his treatment of “the more sexually honest encounters between Shug and Celie” in his 1985 film adaption of “The Color Purple,” the novel by Alice Walker that included an explicitly sexual relationship between the two women. (Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 5)