E. Winter Tashlin

What You Need To Know for 3/8/13

Filed By E. Winter Tashlin | March 08, 2013 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Bill Clinton, corporate support for marriage equality, DOMA, Donnie Collins, Emerson College, Kristin Chenoweth, Nigeria, NOM, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Tony Perkins, What You Need To Know

Here's what you need to know for Friday, March 8th 2013:

bigstock-What-You-Need-To-Know-10649690.jpgAn ATM in Puerto Rico was found to be printing a homophobic message on withdrawal receipts.

Reports that lesbians in Nigeria have been banned from playing football (soccer) have led to a FIFA investigation.

Star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth calls people who use Jesus as a justification for homophobia "anti-Christian."

Professional bigot Tony Perkins has encouraged his followers to violate the law on religious grounds, asking "Will you have the courage to do what Kenneth Miller did?"

The Tennessee Senate's education committee continues to use their supermajority to advance a radical anti-LGBT agenda.

Emerson College has announced that their insurance provider will pay for chest reconstruction surgery for Donnie Collins after all. He's announced that the money raised by his fraternity, less his insurance deductible, will be donated to the Jim Collins Foundation (no relation), which helps pay for gender-confirmation surgeries for people without adequate funds.

Game producer Electronic Arts (EA) co-hosted an event to address LGBT issues is the gaming world.

The Economist looks at the corporate push for marriage equality and against DOMA.

Former President Bill Clinton wants to see DOMA, a bill he signed into law, repealed.

NOM has partnered with a radical Christianist pastor, who in addition to being vigorously anti-LGBT equality, is known for publicly praying for President Obama's death.

Finally, the recording quality isn't perfect, but this spoken word performance about sexuality and race is worth a look:

(What you need to know graphic via Bigstock)

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