The White House Correspondents Association has invited three publications to join the in-house print pool: BuzzFeed, The Guardian, and The Washington Blade, an LGBT newspaper. WHCA president Steve Thomma welcomed the three news organizations to the in-town pool on Monday.
The news is a boon for all three news organizations: BuzzFeed, which only got into the political news game in Jan. 2012; The Guardian, whose U.S. audience is primarily digital; and The Blade, which will be the first LGBT outlet to join the pool.
Israel’s Interior Ministry has for the first time recognized two biological fathers of the same baby.
The baby was born to Yuval Topper-Erez, the first Israeli transgender man to get pregnant, and Matan Topper-Erez. Yuval Topper-Erez in December 2011. After Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar and the chairman of the Knesset Interior Committee, Miri Regev, intervened on behalf of the couple, the ministry recognized both men as the child’s biological parents.
Super-diva and LGBT ally Cher, has turned down an invitation to attend and sing at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The singing star cited Russia's anti-LGBT laws and violence against LGBT people as the reason she will not participate.
Biden spoke about Syria, and Obama's economic policies, but he also spoke about gay rights, defending his Meet the Press interview in May 2012 at which he came out for same-sex marriage, sprinting ahead of Obama on the issue.
All 92 Premier League and Football League football clubs, plus 42 pro teams in Scotland, have been sent rainbow lacess by LGBT rights group Stonewall to encourage them to be worn on Septemember 21 and 22 as part of The Right Behind Gay Footballers campaign.