Gay USA: May 8-14, 2012

President Obama came out for the right of same-sex couples to marry in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday. In North Carolina, voters did indeed adopt 60-40% an egregious constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and more. In Colorado, the State House of Representatives killed a bill that would have created civil unions for same-sex couples. Vice President Joe Biden said he is “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage but the Obama campaign immediately said this was not a change in administration position. All this was BEFORE the President came out for same-sex marriage on Wednesday. Education Secretary Arne Duncan also came out for same-sex marriage this week. We’ll analyze the resignation of Mitt Romney’s short-lived out gay appointee Richard Grenell. Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of children’s books who came out late in life, has died. A leading gay activist in Honduras is assassinated. Will the new Socialist president of France bring same-sex marriage to his country? The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, makes a plea for LGBT rights in advance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17. Andy reviews Jonathan Pryce in Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker,” Matthew Broderick in the “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and Raul Esparza in “Leap of Faith.” Did Queen Latifah finally just come out?

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