Daily Buzz About- March 11

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NGLBTCC moves venues, ticket prices to rise

Due to popular demand, the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce 2013 Excellence in Business Awards presented by CURB Records has oversold its original venue. The event committee and Executive Board have decided to move the event to the 30,000 square foot Laura Turner Concert Hall in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Tickets and sponsorships will remain the same price through the week but at the end of the business day on Friday, March 15th, ticket prices will increase to $50 and a table sponsorship will cost $750.

Get your tickets now!

Meeting to fire GOP chairman over same-sex marriage support canceled

Seems the line some Republicans are trying to draw over the issue of marriage equality is not as clear as one would hope. A special session to fire Illinois state GOP Chairman Pat Brady, who backed same-sex marriage, was canceled over the weekend.

Christine Quinn announces NYC mayoral bid

In what would make history on two fronts, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announces that she will run for mayor. If elected, Quinn would not only be the first female mayor of our nation’s largest city but also its first openly-gay mayor.

Colorado House to debate (and pass) civil unions’ bill

While Colorado may have passed a 2006 constitutional amendment banning marriage, the House is set to debate a civil unions’ bill today and take formal vote tomorrow.

Iowa judge rules in favor of transgendered woman

After being ejected by a female deputy from a courthouse bathroom, an Iowa judges rules that Jodie Jones was discriminated against based upon her gender identity.

School officials refuse to mediate lawsuit over 6-year-old transgendered girl

In more Colorado news, a school district refuses mediation in response to a discrimination complaint filed on behalf of 6-year-old transgendered student Coy Mathis. Since kindergarten, Mathis attended school in female clothes and was allowed access to the female bathroom. Late last year it was stated that Mathis would no longer be allowed to use the female bathroom. Her parents have homeschooled her until the matter is resolved.

S.C. official comes out of closet to clear up rumors

Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon comes out as gay to clear up rumors surrounding the end of her marriage. “Yes, I’m gay,” Condon told council members. “I don’t think that’s a sex scandal in 2013.”

Transgender golfer dreams of playing in LPGA

After years of struggle with her gender identity, Bobbi Lancaster tells her story and hopes to pursue her dream of playing golf professionally.

Melittin found to destroy HIV

Melittin, a toxin found in bee venom, has been shown to destroy HIV without destroying surrounding cells. While research is still being conducted, forthcoming results could lead to great advances in treatment.

Amazon’s GLBT-inclusive Kindle ad

Amazon’s latest ad for its new Kindle Paperwhite features a GLBT storyline. Check it out!