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- GLAAD has launched a Commentator Accountability Project, targeting the “most unwanted” anti-gay talking heads that are invited to speak on cable and local news.
- Former Vice President Walter Mondale has come out against Minnesota’s marriage inequality amendment.
- Rick Santorum recently prayed alongside Tennessee’s Bellevue Baptist Church’s Pastor Steve Gaines, who preaches that homosexuals “prey on the children of normal people,” and who also helped cover up that one of the ministers in his church had molested children.
- Hate group leader Bradlee Dean defended the homophobic rhetoric his ministry presented recently at an Iowa high school, suggesting liberals and radicals “attack and then they cry ‘victim.’”
- The Chicago Tribute profiles a lesbian couple’s five-year $50,000 effort to have a child together.
- New York City 2013 mayoral-hopeful and current Council Speaker Christine Quinn has set May 19 as the date she will marry her longtime partner, Kim Catullo.
- Democracy for America is offering numerous scholarships to attend Netroots Nation, the annual meet-up of progressive online activists and politicos.
- Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, and Justin Bieber are among the celebrities calling on the MPAA to lower its rating on the documentary Bully so more young people can see it. Katy Butler’s Change.org petition is just shy of 300,000 signatures.