The story of racist newsletters published under Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul’s name re-emerges; a member of the Zimbabwean parliament is jailed for calling President Mugabe a homosexual; and LGBT bloggers and gay media were essential to the demise of AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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Gay community apologizes to Amy Koch for ruining her marriage
The gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has issued a letter of apology to recently resigned Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch for ruining the institution of marriage and causing her to stray from her husband and engage in an “inappropriate relationship.”
Hildegard of Bingen to be canonized
Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th-century German Benedictine nun who was also known as a composer, philosopher, writer and physicist, will be named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI in September 2012.
Controversial Facebook Data Yield New Paper
Earlier this year, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on a controversy that arose when a team of Harvard researchers downloaded some 1,700 Facebook profiles from one college class without asking the students’ permission.