Investigators in Mississippi say they found the body of Marco McMillian, an openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale who had been missing since early Tuesday. The Victory Fund described him as “one of the first viable openly LGBT candidates in Mississippi,” and he had previously worked on campaigns to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities of color. One “person of interest” has been taken into custody, but charges haven’t been filed. (via the Clarion Ledger)
Such a tragic story. Thoughts going out to his loved ones.
Meg Whitman, CEO of HP and former candidate for California governor, changing her tune and supporting same-sex marriage.
Did you know Batwoman proposed to her girlfriend?!
In Batwoman #17, published today, Kate Kane (Batwoman) proposes to her secret girlfriend Maggie Sawyer.
The issue marks another historic milestone for LGBT representation in the media genre as it contains the first lesbian proposal in a mainstream comic book.
DC! Look at that. So cool. (via Gay.net)
The Chelsea Clinton Marriage Equality Video NBC Didn’t Want You To See: In never before seen video, the former First Daughter urges for “basic fairness and civil rights” in pushing for marriage equality ballot measures.
Regardless of sexual orientation, husband or wife is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. Spouse or partner may be used if requested.
New AP Stylebook entry on “husband, wife” after a controversy erupted over the guidance AP gave reporters that stated, in part, that the news organization “generally…uses couples or partners to describe people in civil unions or same-sex marriages.” (via lauraelizabethdavis)
The Southern wedding magazine Weddings Unveiled originally refused to print this advertisement because it featured a same-sex couple. But after that led to a huge show of public support for the photographer and the inclusive message, the magazine changed its mind and published the ad. Beautiful. (via SheWired)
Good thing the “you are gay” Valentine candy heart wasn’t very popular.
The Sweetheart is 147 years old. But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity. The folks from NECCO, the confectionery company that sells 4 million pounds of their traditional heart-shaped candies in the 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, sent me the full list of their most notable retired sayings.
- DIG ME
- HOT CHA
- SAUCY BOY
- GIRL POWER
- OH YOU KID
- WHY NOT
- COOL DUDE
- MY, SUCH EYES
- FAX ME
- HEP CAT
- TELL ME HOW
- YOU ARE LATE
- 1-800 CUPID
- [PEACE SYMBOL]
- YEAH RIGHT
- OH BOY
- YOU ROCK
- LET’S READ
- YOU ARE GAY
This year’s batch includes: UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [that’s: Love of My Life].
Read more. [Image: NECCO]
The Valentine’s Day scoop of 2013.
Santa Cruz’s proud Super Bowl Champ Brendon Ayanbadejo chats with CNN’s out anchor Don Lemon about rights.
“I don’t consider it gay rights. I just call it rights. Everyone deserves to be treated equally,” he said.
And he gave a shout-out to Santa Cruz.