The US elections were mostly an unmitigated disaster, but there are a few bright spots to report. A federal judge in Kansas strikes down the state ban on same-sex marriage. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook comes out officially, the first head of a Fortune 500 company to do so. A gay sportswriter makes a strong argument that Michael Sam was cut from the NFL because he is openly gay. Several notable gay deaths to report, including the founder of NPR and an early suicide prevention hotline as well as a longtime friend of Gay USA. Anti-gay activists set fire to a Ukrainian theatre hosting an LGBT film festival. Bad news from Egypt, India, and Russia. Lots of gay-themed movies opening for the holiday season.
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