Christian group condemns Parents magazine for featuring gay dads

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Parents magazine featured fitness trainer Shaun T., his husband Scott Blokker and their one-year-old twins on the cover of its February issue. This is the first time a same-sex couple has been included on the cover since it was first published in 1926.

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One Million Moms boycotts ‘Roseanne’ reboot over gender-fluid character

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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One Million Moms is outraged that “Roseanne” is including a gender-fluid character.

In the reboot, Darlene (Sarah Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki) have a nine-year-old son, Mark (Ames McNamara). The character is described as “gender creative” who “displays qualities of both male and female young child traits.”

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Stephen Colbert defends Campbell’s gay dads commercial

By : Jeremy Williams
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On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the show’s host defended Campbell’s soup commercial featuring two gay dads after it was attacked by online hate group One Million Moms.

The commercial features an actual family of two gay dads feeding their son Star Wars-themed Campbell’s soup as they impersonate Darth Vader’s famous line “I am your father.” Campbell’s tagline for the commercial is “made for real, real life.”

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5.23.13 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotBack when I first arrived in Florida as a new graduate still looking to earn my chops as a reporter, my editor assigned me a story that seemed, quite literally, made for me. He asked me to drive from my daily assignment desk in Port Charlotte to the Magic Kingdom in Kissimmee to cover Gay Day.

I leapt at the opportunity to not only leave the confines of my office on a beautiful June Saturday, but to experience the Magic Kingdom with LGBT people from around the world. Just weeks after securing press passes for myself and my husband-who was my “official” photographer-I was soon walking through a sea of red T-shirts as we were escorted by a cheerful Disney Cast Member.

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