In The News

[Content Note: racism, homophobia, violence]

News and Things:

Paul Ryan says Obama would compromise Judeo-Christian Western Civilization values. Stay classy, Romney/Ryan campaign!

Oh, and there's this: Romney staffers refused to let rally-goers leave early in Pennsylvania last night, despite fears of frostbite.

And: Mitt Romney used church loophole to defer taxes for over 15 years. Great candidate!

Transgender citizens already face difficulties in voting because of voter ID laws in several states, but now a Tea Party–affiliated group is training volunteers to single out trans voters.

Question: Why isn't Jon Husted in prison?

One in four young gay people have been assaulted in England, and more than half have self-harmed.

The Ali Forney Center's drop-in center, an institution for homeless LGBT youth, was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

The blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz will be auctioned to the highest bidder this weekend. Neat!

Speaking of Judy Garland: Watch this, it's great.

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