Golden Lesbian Wins Olympic 1,500 MeterIreen Wust  in Vancouver

Lesbian speed skater Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands powered around the final lap to win the women's 1,500 meters in Vancouver. Wüst posted a time of 1 minute, 56.89 seconds to beat Canadian Kristina Groves by .25 seconds to capture her country's fifth speedskating medal of the Vancouver Olympics.

At the podium, Wüst broke down in an emotional moment as the Dutch national anthem surrounded the crowd.

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Giddy On Up with Laura Bell Bundy and Her Gay Sense of HumorLaura Bell Bundy

by Peter Galvin

“I wish we could have a gay male country star,” says a typically irreverent Laura Bell Bundy when talking about her kinship with the gay men that helped shape her career as a singer and performer. “Until then, I’m the closest gay male country artist you’re going to find!”

Turning serious, Bundy explains that the fearlessness that led her to buck Nashville trends with her new album Achin’ and Shakin’ came partly from witnessing the struggles of her gay friends to live without having to conforming to anyone else’s ideas of how to live.

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Artist Olan Montgomery Brushes Up on Gay HateBarry Winchell

by Jason Lumiere

Artist Olan Montgomery paints societal conditions and their affect on the individual. His past collections have shined the light on topics like New York’s hidden gay underground, summer resort enclaves like Provincetown and Rehobeth Beach; and Chase Manhattan bank tellers.

In his latest collection, Atrocities, Montgomery presents his most heart wrenching work yet, depicting some of our nation’s most horrific gay hate crimes.

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Ammiano Reintroduces Bill to Tax and Regulate MarijuanaFile photo of Assemblymember Tom Amiano testifying before an LGBT Health hearing in the Assembly

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has reintroduced his landmark marijuana regulation bill (AB 2254) today, building on the momentum from the Assembly’s first formal consideration of marijuana legalization in American history in early January.

The Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act (AB 2254) would create a regulatory structure similar to that used for beer, wine and liquor, permitting taxed sales to adults while barring sales to or possession by those under 21.

 

Read more: Ammiano Reintroduces Bill to Tax and Regulate Marijuana

 

New Hampshire House Overwhelmingly Rejects Attempt to Repeal Marriage Rights

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would repeal the states new gay marriage law, just an hour after it also rejected a resolution seeking to amend the state constitution to restrict marriage between a man and a woman.

Both attempts by same-sex marriage opponents were soundly defeated, the first by a 210-109 vote and the second by 201-135 vote. The constitutional amendment required a three-fifths majority to pass.

Read more: NH House Rejects Repeal Marriage Rights

 

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