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A quick roundup of this week’s gay happenings…

Video of the Week: Glee’s Cory Monteith joins the powerful Straight But Not Narrow campaign. An organizations that’s using famous young straight males to spread the message that homophobia is not O.K.

Rhode Island legislators recently passed a civil unions bill, but the gays and allies there are not happy about it.

And here’s a marriage equality update from Matt Baume’s “Marriage News Watch” video blog (formerly Prop8.org’s “The Week in Prop 8”).

Perez Hilton tells PinkNews.com: “Gay men were embarrassed by me but I’ve changed”

Lil B releases I’m Gay (I’m Happy) album. Not one lyric on the album is dedicated to homophobia. Publicity stunt?

MSNBC takes on the straight-in-gay-sports controversy.

Disappointing Gay Best Friend is getting married! Sort of.

Hollywood to Dollywood is an interesting documentary that’s making it through the gay film circuit. Gay twin brothers Gary and Larry travel across the country trying to meet Dolly Parton and get her to read their script in which she stars.

Boston Red Sox release It Gets Bette Video. They followed the Cubs, and next up are the Twins and the Mariners. MLB is really stepping to the forefront on this one. Are they becoming the most gay friendly pro sports organization?

For those who missed it, etired pro footballer Michael Strahan came out for marriage equality a couple weeks before the big NY vote.

Def. Sec. Gates was not able to certify the repeal of DADT before he retired, but Leon Panetta, who took over the position today, promises to do so.

In related news, the Senate recently passed the Defense Bill, which didn’t include any of the anti-gay amendments that threatened the repeal of DADT. And the Army has even set up a Web site specifically to inform soldiers about the repeal.

Photo of the Week: Patriots safety Brett Lockett, who has most recently become know for being embroiled in a sex scandal with Kim Kardashian, recently became another in a long line of sports figures to come out for equality by posing for the NOH8 campaign.

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