A quick roundup of this week’s gay happenings…
Video of the Week: Sassy Gay Friend has already put out another video after returning from an unappreciated hiatus with his special ode to Charles Dickens last week. This time it’s a more updated reference featuring Natalie Portman’s character in The Black Swan.
President Obama and his wife, Michelle, hosted an anti-bullying summit at the White House Thursday. Here’s a couple videos from the conference (a first of it’s kind). Video 1 is the opening speech from Barack and Michelle. Video 2 is an open Q&A featuring Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
Kathy Griffin chats about her feud with Sarah Palin and discusses gay bullying with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC.
In bad gay teen news, a bullied elementary school student in California was arrested after he mentioned he wished he had a gun to protect himself.
In good gay teen news, after Obama’s successful anti-bullying conference senators have reintroduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act in Congress
Becoming Chaz, the popular documentary chronicling Chaz Bono’s transformation from female to male, will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network in May.
Mississippi policies fuel HIV epidemic: State’s approaches impede access to information, prevention, treatment
Gay Bashing Report: (For some odd reason there’s a bunch this week.) Gay Atlanta men attacked in St. Lucia hate crime | Gay man beaten to death in Phillipsburg, N.J. | 16-year-old arrested for anti-gay beating in Indiana | Vandals target openly gay candidate at Southern University of Utah | Police label assault at George Washington University a hate crime | England gay bar vandalized right before its to be closed by legislators | Man charged in Manhattan hate crime | Transgender woman killed after being shot and dragged by a car in Arkansas
Gay man in New York gets out of jury duty by arguing he’s a second class citizen.
What Would You Do? features gay soldiers showing affection in public.
Navy seeks to discharge sailors found asleep in bed together. Word is they’re straight and fell asleep watching The Vampire Diaries, but the bigger issue is this may become a tactic used to oust gay soldiers to get around the DADT repeal.
Photo of the Week: Tennis star Rafael Nadal is appearing in a new ad campaign for Emporio Armani underwear jeans that was just released this week. You can watch a video of the ad HERE.