In his new job as head chaplain in the military, Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher will be overseeing the religious needs of Canada’s troops, shoring up what the Defence Department calls its chaplaincy’s “inclusive, welcoming culture.”
Tonight on the TLC network, another season of 19 Kids & Counting will makes its debut. But it's planning to overlook the fact that the Duggar's eldest son is working for one of the one of the nation's single most hostile organizations when it comes to LGBT people.
Lesbian Russian journalist Masha Gessen participated in a roundtable discussion on CNN last week, where she continued her outspoken opposition to her home country's increasingly violent and far-reaching crackdown on LGBT people.
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.