5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, April 6

It's a Friday Funday edition of 5 LGBTQ Things! Enjoy some good news and pop culture nuggets as you begin your weekend.1. Several famous musicians, including Bob Dylan and Kesha, have recorded a new album t...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 14

1. “It's done.” President-elect Donald Trump told “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired last night that he's “fine” with marriage equality and that the Supreme Court has settled it. But Trump has previously v...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 23

1. “You're fundamentally wrong on civics.” Rachel Maddow told Rick Santorum how the Constitution works last night.2. “I do like to think it’s important to write books that feature people who aren’t me becau...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 11

1. Business Insider lists the top 10 brands for LGBT Americans.2. Time Magazine on how gay life in America has changed over the past 50 years.3. Family Research Council official Ken Blackwell said yeste...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 10

1. “Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to supp...
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Why do we love Rachel Maddow? Let us count some ways

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Rachel Maddow, who makes lesbians across the nation swoon, is coming to Atlanta to promote and read from her book “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” now out in paperback.

Praise the goddess of wonky worship.

The political pundit who has her own show on MSNBC — the first openly gay person to have a prime-time news program — has reached in and put a string of lights around our hearts. (Good lesbians who have seen “Desert Hearts” should know this reference.)

Who else can explain the ins and outs of the sequester in a way that makes us cock our heads to one side and lean forward to listen (and perhaps stare at that sexy mole on her neck)?

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Atlanta activists protest Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays Bill’

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Nine activists stood in the chilly temperatures on Wednesday to bring awareness to and protest Uganda's "Kill the Gays Bill" that is expected to pass before the end of the year.

J.R. Rich, 28, from Midtown, held a "Shame on Uganda" sign at the Georgia State Capitol. He said he wanted to raise awareness among lawmakers as well as citizens of what is taking place in Uganda, located in East Africa.

"We are trying to raise awareness to anyone we can, especially our Congressmen on the Hill," he said.

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Outspoken: Rapper Lil B, Pat Robertson, Rachel Maddow and more…

Rapper Lil B responds to controversy over his latest CD title

“I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. … But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male. … I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation.”

—Rapper Lil B on why he is titling his next album “I’m Gay,” despite negative reaction and even threats from fans. (MTV News, April 21)

“I’m sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they’re doing what they’re doing, but I do think that if you’re gay you have a responsibility to come out.”

—MSNBC news show host Rachel Maddow, on other television news anchors who are rumored to be gay but are not open about it. (The Guardian, April 25)