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“Gaming in Color” documentary is officially out

On April 22, “Gaming in Color,” the first full-length documentary to focus on queer video game players in the US, was released for digital purchase.

Politics
Draft of Houston’s Human Rights Ordinance released, includes employment protections for LGBT people

On April 21, the office of Houston, Texas mayor Annise Parker released a completed draft of the city’s proposed Human Rights Ordinance, a bill many LGBT activists have been anticipating for a long time.

Culture
Georgia joins list of states with pending challenges to same-sex marriage ban

With the help of Lambda Legal, a group of people have filed a lawsuit against Georgia’s ban against same-sex marriage.

Travel
NYC Pride announces this year's grand marshals

New York City's annual Pride March is one of the biggest in the country. Today, they announced this year's grand marshals: actress and activist Laverne Cox, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Rea Carey, and actor Jonathan Groff.

Politics
Philippine National Police endorse bill specifically supporting LGBT crime victims

The Philippine National Police (PNP) have put their support behind House Bill 2571, which would put a special desk in every police station in the country meant specifically for helping LGBT crime victims.

Culture
Bengali group sneaks pro-LGBT contingent into country’s New Year parade

How can a Pride parade, rainbows and all, be held covertly? A group in Bangladesh pulled it off on April 14 by calling the event a celebration of “diversity and friendship,” and marching as part of the country’s New Year festivities.

Op/Ed
“Wheel of Fortune” host needs to buy a clue

If you’ve ever watched Wheel of Fortune, you probably remember host Pat Sajak. Queerty estimates he’s been on the show for the last “2,348 years” or so, meaning it’s no big surprise to learn that he’s known to be politically conservative—but a recent tweet of his takes a not-so-entertaining shot at the LGBT experience.

Culture
“The Normal Heart” trailer released

HBO has released the first full trailer for its upcoming movie “The Normal Heart,” a film about the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis in NYC.

Culture
Gay Games ads on Cleveland Airport taxis spark protests from cab drivers

Over a dozen taxi drivers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are refusing to drive cabs with advertisements for the Gay Games, citing their religious beliefs.

Culture
Michael and Wes and Beckett, Part 2

Michael Rourke and Wes Powell continue talking about marriage and their son Beckett with FourTwoNine’s editor in chief Kevin Sessums.

                   
 
 
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