News: Former Governor Crist addresses homosexuality allegations

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist addresses homosexual, June 10, 2012

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist is calling allegations of homosexual behavior which surfaced about him on Friday “a bunch of delusional lies.” The accusation, along with additional claims of paid cover-ups and drunken escapades, came to light as part of the investigation of former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer who is set to stand trial on July 30. Greer faces criminal charges for allegedly paying himself to raise money for the group, but has continued to maintain that Crist approved the arrangement.

Newly released discovery documents point to allegations that as governor, Crist paid two men to leave the state to hide his homosexuality, attempted to kiss Greer at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., had drunken escapades for which his security detail had to cover up and attempted to run over people while driving a golf cart in an intoxicated condition.

Crist’s attorney, John Morgan, asserts that the allegations are just were just an attempt to embarrass Crist.

Lesbians named yearbook “cutest couple”
The high school senior class at Calaveras High School surprised their local community by awarding the “Cutest Couple” yearbook superlative to a lesbian couple. Destinee Gates and Becca Fernandez have been together since their freshman year and were equally astonished by the honor.

“It’s a big deal because we’re from a really conservative county and it hasn’t happened before,” said Gates, 18.

Principal Ric Stitt said he understands why outsiders might be surprised by the senior vote, but said he’s found the community to be very tolerant.

“Calaveras County and a lot of our rural counties often get stereotyped as being unaccepting,” Stitt said. “And I think that’s a false perception.”

Gates and Fernandez graduated Thursday and both plan to attend Columbia College in Sonora in the fall.

Nike hosts LGBT Sports Summit
Beginning June 14, Nike will play host to 30 leaders who are coming together for the better part of three days to actively advocate for LGBT equality in sports. The Nike LGBT Sports Summit will be held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

The attendees of this ground-breaking event will be working to create a team game plan for ending homophobia and transphobia in sport. Summit participants will identify and commit to completing specific action plans toward ending anti-LGBT discrimination in sports. They’ll also forge inter-group relationships to carry out these action plans.

The summit is envisioned as the first of what will become an annual event aimed at affecting sports culture and furthering the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals in sports.

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