· The first PFLAG chapter in the country "dedicated specifically to the African-American LGBT community" launches in Portland.
· Will the New Hampshire same-sex marriage bill die in the state Senate? "New Hampshire's Senate Judiciary Committee holds a public hearing on
the bill on Wednesday ahead of a full senate vote expected this month
or early in May. Several senators in the Democrat-controlled legislature contacted by
Reuters speculated the bill would face defeat, citing Democratic
Governor John Lynch's opposition, or be tabled indefinitely so
lawmakers can avoid taking a stance on the issue ahead of elections
· Homophobia much? Esquire apologizes for the June cover story "How To Be a Man" which "recommended throwing around curse words to show your machismo. This included the phrase 'sh*t-sniffing faggot', which Esquire advised you use when talking to your neighbor."
· California Court of Appeal rules transgender woman living out of state may change her California birth certificate.
· Sales of menswear up slightly.
· Michelle Obama becomes the first First Lady to hire a full-time makeup artist. Ingrid Grimes-Miles travels with Mrs. O and is credited with making her eyebrows look less "angry."
· Hopefully he is better at writing books than giving speeches. The Daily Beast reports right-wing publishing house Regnery Publishing signs conservative, anti-gay Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to a book deal. "The book will be about his life and policy ideas, but it won’t take up very much of his time—he’ll be co-authoring it with Peter Schweizer, who has written books about Bush family and President Reagan. There’s speculation that the book deal reveals Jindal’s interest in a 2012 Presidential run."