The band Here We Go Magic picked up queer auteur John Waters hitchhiking across Ohio. “Mr. Waters is headed across the US. I think we’re dropping him in Indianapolis if u want to grab him next,” bassist Jen Turner tweeted. [Gawker]
Plagued by inefficiency, mismanagement and an embezzlement scandal, Indiana Equality has filed for bankruptcy. “Our all-volunteer organization has been operating under a very lean, shoestring budget to strengthen our grassroots efforts and collaboration across the state, which makes this decision additionally painful,” said IE communications chair Robin Lange. [Bilerico Project]
Sacred Heart Academy graduate Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, who was uninvited from speaking at his alma mater after Bishop Joseph R. Cistone realized he was openly gay, will instead deliver his address at “Graduation for All,” a special event at Central Michigan University on May 20. “I was always taught that God is love and I hope that that my brother and other students will come away from my speech with the knowledge that all people deserve to be treated equally,” said Sheahan-Stahl. [GLAAD]
Two brothers have been arrested for bombing DIY Rock Bar in Yerevan, Armenia, a popular hangout for the city’s LGBT community. Owner Armine “Tsomak” Oganezova said she believed “the arson attack on the pub had been committed by members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation,” a reputed neo-Nazi hate group. [Armenia Now]
Topeka elementary-schooler Josef Miles, 9, staged a one-boy counterdemonstration against the Westboro Baptist Church on Saturday, holding a homemade sign that read “God Hates No One” in front of protestors from WBC. “He’s growing up to be a fine young man,” said Miles’ mom, Patty Akrouche. I got my Mother’s Day gift a day early.” [Augusta Chronicle].
Photos: @turnerjen, GLAAD