Must-read stories of the week

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


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.

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HRC president: ‘We have to be smart and strategic moving forward’

HRC President Chad Griffin

As euphoria from the Nov. 6 general election fades, LGBT advocates look forward to continued progress in Congress and an upcoming Supreme Court decision on whether to hear several gay marriage cases.

The Nov. 6 vote was, without a doubt, the “gayest” election in the history of American politics. From four state-level gay marriage victories in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland and Washington to the election of Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) as the country’s first-ever openly gay U.S. senator, equality advocates had much to celebrate.

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Elmo accuser flops recant; parents everywhere squirm


My kid owns three stuffed Elmo dolls. She has a little guitar that plays the theme song from “Elmo’s World.” Books, diapers, clothes … the whole lot. Elmo had a renewed presence in my life since I became a dad.

So, I’ve taken an interest in the story of Kevin Clash’s alleged sexual relationship with a then-16-year old male.

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