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• Ugandan lawmaker David Bahati, who’s long backed the Kill The Gays bill, says he’s being misrepresented and only wanted to pass a law that went after child molesters. By killing them.

• Teah Wimberly, 16, found guilty of the shooting murder of 15-year-old classmate Amanda Collette, who Wimberly killed at school after her romantic interests were rebuffed. Her lawyer wants her sentenced to a mental health facility.

• Under new law, Medicare will now cover the cost of HIV testing.

Heroes actor Greg Grunberg said some not very nice things about Chaz Bono. But was Grunberg, who’s a little heavy himself, making fun of Chaz’s transgender status, or his weight?


• What do you mean Sen. Chuck Grassley has ties to The Family? Sure, Jeff Sharlet reports he’s had ties to the group since the 1980s, but that doesn’t mean he has pull over the secretive religious group’s Uganda agenda.

• Brooklyn lady language teachers Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro were fired from their high school after being caught by a janitor getting hot and heavy together … in an empty classroom. To be fair, their students were at an assembly.

• The Maldives arrests seven men “engaging in homosexual activity.” And two of them are Imams?

Psychological testing ordered for Jorge Steven López Mercado’s confessed killer Juan Antonio Martínez Matos.

• South Carolina’s anti-gay Gov. Mark Sanford is going to manage to stay in office. No impeachment; maybe a wrist-slapping “rebuke.”

The Awl‘s calendar to benefit one-man anti-hate activist Zack P.

• The anti-gay mailers attacking Annise Parker in Houston won’t stop.

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