Doing her best mugging while reading copy that makes NBC's The More You Know campaign look Pulitzer-worthy, White jokes about changing her name on Oct. 17 to "Betty Purple" as a way to stand up for LGBT teens and young adults.
So Argentina made history recently when it granted 6-year-old transgender girl Lulu an identification card that matches her gender identity. Or, you know, that's how I read this Associated Press story despite its seeming insensitivity to transgender rights. After a first paragraph which qualifies Lulu as "a 6-year-old boy who has been dressing like a girl since age 4," the AP story goes on to refer to the child in question as male in the next two sentences. Guys, I thought we dealt with this already?
After 20 University of Mississippi players allegedly interrupted a performance of "The Laramie Project" last week by yelling gay slurs at cast members, the student-athletes will be required to attend an "educational dialogue session," according to ESPN. Ole Miss apparently couldn't find any evidence of the slurs in question due to "conflicting reports."
After suggesting that Newark mayor Cory Booker's manicures and pedicures were a ploy to rally the gay vote, New Jersey Senate candidate Steve Lonegan copped to having "mixed feelings" about same-sex parents. This came after Lonegan said that he doesn't want "other groups forcing their new value system down the throats" of religious institutions. Funny -- I bet same-sex couples feel the same way about having Lonegan's views on same-sex marriage.
Just in time for National Coming Out Day (it's Friday), "Hunger Games" actor Josh Hutcherson came out as "mostly straight" -- and then acknowledged the possibility of being attracted to a man. Whether he's being honest about the existence of the Kinsey Scale or toying with his gay fans in a Cory Booker-style machination...swoon.
When you're done imagining looking into Josh Hutcherson's eyes, let us know what LGBT-related news you've been talking about this week.