NEWS: LGBT History Museum, Luka Magnotta, OMM Deletes Facebook Page, And More

Stonewall Inn in 1998. (Robert Giard ©Jonathan G. Silin)

A new fundraising drive has begun to build a LGBT history museum in Los Angeles. “This is going to be more than a museum, and we don’t even want to use that word. We’re going to create an emotionally immersive and engaging journey through LGBTQ cultures: past, present, and the potential future,” said co-organizer Adam Sacher, who has helped create theme parks, museum exhibits and educational games for Disney, GameWorks, Port Discovery Children’s Museum and  California Academy of Science. [L.A. Weekly]

After after pro-gay comments flooded a post about the new Green Lantern, One Million Moms took down its Facebook page. OMM has tweeted that it “will be offline most of next week for Vacation Bible School.” []

Suspected murderer/necrophiliac/cannibal/kitty killer Luka Rocco Magnotta can add “threatening the Prime Minister” to his growing list of charges. Police in Montreal say mailing the severed foot of his victim, Jun Lin, to Conservative party headquarters constituted a threat to PM Stephen Harper. [NY Daily News]

Defenders of Linda Nakibbuka, a 22-year-old Ugandan lesbian seeking refuge in the United Kingdom, say sending her back to her homeland will mean certain death. Before arriving in England as a student, Nakibbuka was “attacked, sexually harassed and beaten by people who think homosexuality is a sin and contiguous,” according to a petition on her behalf. [Movement for Justice]

The upper house in New South Wales, Australia, passed a motion calling on the federal government to legalize same-sex marriage, even though leftist Labor leader Luke Foley said that a “procreative relationship open to the possibility of children” was essential to the institution of marriage. “There’s just no evidence that my children or my grandchildren have been disadvantaged by being raised in a same-sex relationship,” out Labor MP Helen Westwood told her colleagues. [Daily Telegraph]

Photo: Robert Giard ©Jonathan G. Silin

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