Here's what you need to know today:
Tyanna Slobe of
The Rocky Mountain Collegian does an excellent job of cutting to the heart of the "debate" around a six year old trans* girl who wants to use the girls' bathroom at school. In a dramatic percent increase from pervious years,
338 LGBT people lost their lives to violence in Brazil last year. The Brazilian trans* community was especially hard hit. The parents of Tyler Clementi
are seeking an apology from NOM, after the anti-equality organization used their son's suicide to illustrate the dangers of being gay. The local sheriff does not intend to
investigate the death of gay, slain Clarksdale Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a hate crime.
Train and Carly Rae Jepsen have pulled out as performers for the Boy Scout Jamboree over the organization's anti-gay policies. Sydney police
are being accused of brutality in connection to an incident caught on video during Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras. Republicans in Iowa are seeking to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, which is currently legal in that state.
Fallon Fox, the first openly trans* MMA fighter,
may face licensing issues, in part related to her trans* status. Pastor Kenneth Miller has been sentenced to twenty-seven months in prison for assisting Lisa Miller (no relation) escape to South America with the her daughter in order to evade a shared custody order with her former partner. However,
he has been released from custody pending appeal. A proposal
to add gender identity and expression to Nevada hate-crime law may have a chance at passing this legislative session. Finally, if by some chance you haven't seen the adorable children of a gay pediatrician disrupting his pro-marriage testimony, it'll put a smile on your face for sure: