Daily Buzz About- March 4th

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Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD award

How could we be anymore GLAAD that Anderson Cooper was the recipient of the Vito Russo Award this year? How about the announcement that longtime pal and GLBT ally Madonna is presenting the award? L.U.V.

Train pulls out of BSA station

After gay Eagle Scout Derek Nance started an online petition urging musicals acts Train and Carly Rae Jepsen to boycott the Boy Scouts National Jamboree over antigay policy, Train has announced they are dropping out unless the BSA changes their policy. No word yet on Jepsen though hopefully she will make the right call … no maybe about it.

Prominent Republicans file brief in support of same-sex marriage

Yes, you read that right. Republicans. And in an effort to one-up President Barack Obama their brief states that marriage is a constitutional right for same-sex couples. While many of them are no longer in office, this could represent a shift in opinion in a party that has long been staunch opponents of same-sex marriage.

Scientists claim that baby is cured of H.I.V.

While the implications of the news will not affect adults living with H.I.V., the news that a 2 1/2 year-old Mississippi girl has been functionally cured of an H.I.V. infection is huge news in the medical community.

Love thy neighbor: Texas neighbors help same-sex couple

In feel good news of the day, neighbors of a same-sex couple who found their fence spray painted with anti-gay sentiment banded together to help clean up the homophobic messages over the weekend.

Antigay Scottish Cardinal apologizes for inappropriate conduct, not antigay messages

Isn’t it always those who spew hate who are caught with their pants down? Cardinal Keith O’Brien admits to sexual conduct "below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal" and steps down from church leadership position.

Exciting casting news for Ryan Murphy’s ‘Normal Heart’

Move over Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, the latest casting news for Ryan Murphy’s small screen adaptation of Larry Kramer’s influential play "The Normal Heart" has our hearts racing abnormally. "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons and Mr. "John Carter", Taylor Kitsch, are the latest stars to sing on to what is sure to be an HBO event.

Opposition to same-sex marriage higher in Tennessee

MTSU poll shows a majority of Tennesseans oppose same-sex marriage; opposition higher than national averages. On the flip side many do not support the infamous "Don’t Say Gay" bill.