George Rekers, Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science Emeritus at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine
George Rekers, a top scholar in the evangelical Christian movement and co-founder of the Family Research Council has been exposed for hiring a “rent boy” for a 10-day vacation to Puerto Rico. But, claims Rekers, there was no sex involved! “Geo” was only hired to carry his luggage with his muscular biceps, says Reker, who says he’s not gay, and suggested in a lengthy Facebook message to Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God that he was trying to convince the young prostitute to leave his life of homosex, as part of his “ministry.” In response, the Family Research Council has scrubbed Rekers from their website.


D.C. – Current language in ENDA around bathroom access looks problematic, according to the Bilerico Project, although they point out information on this is still pretty limited. (The Bilerico Project)

D.C. – Three teens have been arrested, along with the mother of one, in the robbery-murder of a popular D.C. middle school principal. Brian Betts allegedly met the teens on, and arranged a meeting. The D.C. group Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence issued a community alert last week, citing the Betts murder and a similar murder in December, and warning of a possible trend, saying “GLOV urges individuals who use the [I]nternet as a place for meeting acquaintances or sexual encounters to be aware of their surroundings, talk on the phone prior to meeting in a public place, and notify friends of your whereabouts.” (MetroWeekly)

D.C. – Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders is set to take on the federal Defense of Marriage Act in court tomorrow. (Joe.My.God)

Ohio – A 16-year-old boy was convicted on April 29th for murdering a 55-year-old man he said he met for paid sex. The boy had told a jury the older man had sexually abused him since he was 15, and rewarded him with perks for sex. (EDGE)

Ohio – After winning a primary, and facing no significant opposition in her run for a seat in Ohio’s House of Representatives, Nickie Antonio is poised to become Ohio’s first out LGBT legislator. (The Advocate)

England – The Conservative Party, which has tried to shed its old, anti-LGBT image, and campaigned on a gay rights platform, still harbors politicians who lead prayer sessions to “cure” LGBT people. (Pam’s House Blend)

Lithuania – A judge has denied a permit to this year’s pride parade in Vilnius, citing the potential for “violent disturbances” in the staunchly Catholic country. (Joe.My.God)

Argentina – Same-sex marriage advances in the Argentine legislature. (Babbelando)

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