Local and Regional News
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Following the passage of a controversial bill, Michigan media has largely denounced the measure and its inadequate support for bullying victims.
On Sunday, October 30, in Reno, Texas, Burke Burnett was stabbed repeatedly with a broken beer bottle and thrown onto a fire. At the same time, 26-year-old Burke, who is openly gay, was taunted with numerous anti-gay slurs. "I was hurt really badly that night, emotionally and physically, but I didn't lose my life, and that's the most important thing," said Burke. GLAAD has been working closely with Burke to help him share his story with the media.
Increasingly, communities of faith are finding that discrimination doesn’t match their values, and religious groups are voicing their support for issues of LGBT equality.
"Ohio must have the courage to confront bullying," said Ed Mullen, the executive director of Equality Ohio. "Until our state's laws and school policies specifically address this problem, bullying will continue unabated and schools will remain unsafe."
JP Marzullo, Area 3 vice chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, wrote a powerful op-ed for the Concord Monitor in which he speaks lovingly of his son, who is gay, and asks fellow Republicans not to repeal marriage equality.
This weekend San Diego’s Patrick Henry High named Rebecca Arellano Homecoming King and her girlfriend, Haileigh Adams Queen, making national news and prompting an outpouring of support – and also some apparently VERY negative reactions.
During an interview on Tuesday, California State Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani came out as a lesbian. She is now one of eight openly gay California state lawmakers.
Thursday, October 20th was Spirit Day, when millions of Americans wore purple and spoke out against bullyi