A top college football player from Missouri comes out before the NFL draft this spring Kentucky's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from elsewhere is struck down by a federal judge Nevada's Democratic attorney general and Republican governor withdraw from defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage in court Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at HRC's gala and announces expanded federal rights for legally married same-sex couples Utah LGBT activists get arrested outside the governor's office to try to unblock the state LGBT rights bill As the Olympics got underway, demonstrations across Russia and around the world protest Russia's pogrom against gay people while a bisexual Dutch speed skater cozies up to Putin Demonstrations also held to protest anti-gay crackdowns in Uganda and Nigeria. A United Nations committee lacerates the Vatican over its cover up of the abuse of children—and includes criticism of the Vatican's homophobia UK Channel 4 telecasts "Hunted," about the literal hunting of gay people in Russia by vigilante gangs emboldened by Putin's anti-gay laws. Reviews of the latest farce from Charles Busch, "The Tribute Artist," a stage version of "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man," and Billy Hayes himself in "Riding the Midnight Express" And "America the Beautiful" was written by Katherine Lee Bates, a lesbian and a Socialist
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