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Video of the Day: 80-Year-Old Grandpa Gets Equality Tattoo

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
To show support for his openly gay grandson, a man named Frank, a nearly 80-year-old grandfather, got an equality sign tattoo on his wrist this week in a heartwarming new YouTube clip.

Gov. Deval Patrick

Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

NATIONAL | Apr 24
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Texas Judge Finds Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
A Texas state district judge ruled Tuesday that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, just after a U.S. Federal District Court Judge ruled against the same ban in February.

President Barack Obama and ASIMO

White House Notebook: Obama’s Robot Summit

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville and Mari Yamaguchi | Apr 24
President Barack Obama meets a 55-inch-tall robot named Asimo, while visiting Japan.

Madelynn Taylor says she’ll wait an enternity to spend eternity with her wife

No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Year-Old Lesbian Navy Veteran

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Idaho says it’s a no-go for 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor to be buried with her wife Jean Mixner’s ashes -- at least not as long as that state continues to ban same-sex marriage.

Tyler Glenn, frontman of the band Neon Trees

Neon Trees Singer is One of Few Gay Celeb Mormons

MUSIC | By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 24
When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he’s gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons.

Vaughn Walker

Prop 8 Judge Says He Underwent Conversion Therapy in New Book

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
In an upcoming book by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Jo Becker, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who struck down California’s Proposition 8, revealed that he underwent conversion therapy when he was younger.

Lewis and his mom, Julie

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Speak Out About HIV’s 30/30 Project

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Singers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are putting their fame to good use, speaking out about the 30/30 Project, which aims to create worldwide healthcare facilities in communities impacted by HIV/AIDS.

UK Man Jailed for Stabbing Ex’s Boyfriend While Wearing Bunny Costume

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
A gay British man was sentenced to nearly nine years in jail Wednesday after admitting to stabbing his ex-boyfriend’s new lover in the neck and hip while wearing a bunny costume last year.

Madonna

Did Madonna Use ’Gay’ Offensively?

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
Madonna has received some criticisms for using the world "gay" to describe kale in a word association game on a recent BuzzFeed feature.

The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 24
The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco’s gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, organizers disclosed to the Bay Area Reporter.