“My daughter led me to support the marriage equality law in New York when we were debating it, and to oppose North Carolina’s denial of marriage equality, and to do all these other things. So I want to thank her too. Thank you, GLAAD.Thank you, Chelsea.”
— Former President
addressing the April 20GLAAD Media Awards gala in Los Angeles, where he receivedthe Advocate for Change award. (Salon.com, April 20)
IN THIS ISSUE
| Battle over Cheshire Bridge:Gay residents divided overrevitalization proposal.
| Big names, big money ontap for Atlanta HRC Dinner.
| Assailants in anti-gay attackplead guilty to hate crime.
| Brandon White: Beating victimon his journey since then.
News in brief: Marriage equalityin France, ENDA reintroduced, and more.
| Editorial: Know where your donations go.
SPRING PREVIEW: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
| Music months: Spring concertsyou can’t miss.
| From fundraisers to festivals,the season’s top LGBT events.
| Spring ﬁlms offer more eye candythan LGBT characters.
| Out on stage: Gay directorsbusy in coming months.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:
Melissa Carter explains the news.
Topher Payne plays possum.
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'BEHIND THE CANDELABRA' TOPS SPRING FILMS
“We have here a debate oversame-sex marriage, but is it re-ally just about marriage? Or doesit go far beyond that to destroythe traditional family and build-ing a country without God?”
on a recent episode of “The700 Club” where the televangelist comparedgay rights activists to followers of the Illumi-nati while discussing the push for marriagerights in France (Right Wing Watch, April 17)
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FRIENDS & FOES IN THEIR OWN WORDS
“New rule, John McCain has to tryspending a Sunday morning with hisfamily. Look, Senator, I’m with you.Anything to avoid church, but comeon. It’s Sunday morning. There’s gotto be an easier way to tell LindseyGraham you don’t want to cuddle.”
joking during a “New Rules” segmentof his HBO show that Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) andLindsey Graham (R-SC) are gay lovers. The joke hasdrawn criticism from some conservative bloggers andpundits. (“Real Time with Bill Maher,” April 19)
“If two people in love want to get mar-ried, let them get married. Just mind yourown business and don’t worry about it. Ifeverybody would mind his own business, orher own business, as the case may be, we’dbe a lot better off.”
— “Golden Girl”
at the annual GLAAD MediaAwards gala in Los Angeles (GLAAD, April 20)