Meet The Craziest Homophobe Elected To Office This Week: Today In Gay

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The Advocate named Vladimir Putin its “Person of the Year,” giving a portrait of the Russian leader on its cover a graphic treatment that looks a lot a Hitler mustache.

In the adjoining essay, writer Jeremy Lybarger continues the analogy, writing “In language disturbingly reminiscent of Nazi propaganda, [Putin] told reporters in January that anything that gets in the way of Russia’s population growth should be ’cleaned up.'”


Gordon klingenschmittWe’re all smarting from the Republican takeover of the Senate on Election Day, but those guys are Harvey Milks compared to Gordon Klingenschmitt, the newly elected state representative for Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“Dr. Chaps,” as the retired Navy chaplain likes to be known, might be familiar to you, actually: He’s the guy who fought against the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’ Tell, stating that gay soldiers would have to change their diapers on the battlefield.

He has also insisted same-sex marriage would raise inflation, claims gay people sexually abuse their own children, tried to exorcise a lesbian and said openly gay Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wanted to join ISIS and behead Christians.

Klingenschmitt nabbed nearly 70% of the vote.


missouri-marriage-equalityA federal judge in Missouri rule this morning that the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. While a stay is in place pending an appeal from the state, its not likely the Attorney General will request one.

U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith declared there was a constitutional right for citizens to marry a person of their choosing, regardless of their gender.

On Wednesday, a St. Louis circuit court judge also ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, but there was concern the ruling only applied within the city,


sdcc-cosplay-emma-frost-scarlet-witchQueer geeks are gathering in Burbank, California today for the start of Bent-Con, aimed at LGBT and ally fans of comic books, gaming, sci-fi and more. Vampire Lestat author Anne Rice and Wonder Woman artist Phil Jimenez are among the scheduled guests. I

f you’re going, say hi to our pals at Geeks Out.


serumPolitics is ugly business, especially in Burnaby, British Columbia, where residents are claiming the Barnaby First Coalition is telling voters the rival Burnaby Citizens’ Association is using a serum to turn children gay.

BCA supporters say they learned about the allegations while canvassing in Burnaby’s Chinese-speaking neighborhoods.

“As a candidate from an immigrant community, I feel like it is an attack on the minority community,” said Karen Chen, a BCA member running for school board. “They are taking advantage of that. Taking advantage of our language barrier and cultural differences.”

Current mayor Derek Corrigan is a member of the BCA is running against Darren Hancott of the BFC, which bills itself as a “pro-family” party.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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