Welcome to the Short List, where you’ll find all the news or entertainment tidbits worth digesting for the day.
Today’s news: an Australian politician accuses activists of “rainbow fascism” (really?), Romney panders to the anti-gay GOP base, and West Hollywood gays brainstorm ways to make their Pride parade less lame.
*Tennis player Laura Robson (right) wore a rainbow hair band at the Australian Open, where a conservative MP accused “extremist” gay activists of “rainbow fascism” for protesting the appearance of legendary player Margaret Court, who’s made several recent anti-gay comments. [The Australian]
*While he used to think marriage should be left to the states, Mitt Romney now supports a federal amendment outlawing same-sex marriages everywhere. [ThinkProgress]
*Gay couples make better parents than straight couples. It’s a fact! [HuffPo]
*Also a fact: A meeting tonight in West Hollywood will address how to make the WeHo Pride Parade (left) less “lame.” [WeHo News]
*PFLAG honored Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke, who’s son Brendan came out before his death in 2011, with its annual Ally Award [Maple Leafs website]
*In South Carolina, three gay couples are going to apply for marriage licenses at the Greenville County courthouse, though they assume they will be denied. [CBS 7 SC]