5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 3

1. The Telegraph reports that a cure for HIV could be close after the disease vanished from the blood of a British man. 2. Marriage equality activist Edie Windsor got remarried. 3. Gay artist and “Skin Wa...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 19

1. The Kim Davis court fight is officially over, as a U.S. District Court has dismissed three lawsuits against the Kentucky court clerk saying that changes in the law since last year make them essentially irrel...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 27

1. The Vatican's secretary of state called the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland a “defeat for humanity” in comments to reporters Tuesday evening. 2. Christian conservative group The Family Leader...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 7

1. “If you turn on MSNBC…you’re gonna see a total devotion to the concept of gay marriage. Isn’t that insulting to the Muslims who would be watching? And isn’t it then — would it not then be understandable if t...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 5

1. A failed Christian shoe promoter has made an anti-gay first person shooter video game called Kill The Faggot. 2. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of a gay conversion therapy ban in New Jersey. ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 30

1. “Jesus teaches us that the masterpiece of society is the family: the man and the woman who love each other.” Pope Francis reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage. 2. “You look at what’s going on in...
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‘Daily Show’ blasts Obama admin over LGBT employment discrimination

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

President Barack Obama has taken heat from LGBT activists in the last few weeks for refusing to sign an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination for federal contractors based on sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.

During last night's “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” host Jon Stewart laid out a pretty convincing argument against the Obama administration's decision to persue a legislative solution (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) rather than simply issuing an executive order to protect federal LGBT workers.

Stewart also pokes fun at North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage (in a state that has already outlaws such unions) and highlights a ridiculous new marketing campaign from the creators of Mike & Ike candies.

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‘The Daily Show’ takes on fake lesbian bloggers

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Last night's “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” took on the recent controversy of two straight men posing as lesbian bloggers. If you haven't heard anything about it, our Dyana Bagby has a fantastic take on the story.

“The Daily Show” has covered LGBT issues extensively recently, even creating a new, and apparently regular, segment called “We're here. We're queer. Get Newsed to it” to house its LGBT coverage.

Stewart also highlights the ongoing battle in New York state over marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Check out the segment below: