Handpicked News: Michelle Obama Mum, Teens Allegedly Beat Gay Man, Gabrielle Gifford, Google New Social Network

by Accidental Bear

 

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Swedish Preschool Bans GenderA public preschool in a liberal part of Stockholm has created an environment where gendered pronouns are not used, the children are referred to as “friends” instead of “boys and girls,” and toys are deliberately gender neutral. Sounds crazy! It also sounds like a conservative’s worst fucking nightmare. From the New York Daily News:

Michelle Obama Mum on Marriage If Michelle Obama supports gay marriage, she’s not saying so publicly.The first lady’s communications director, Kristina Schake, told Politico today that “Mrs. Obama has never made any public statements about same-sex marriage.”

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Springfield Teens Allegedly Beat Gay ManSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Nine teens and preteens were arrested for allegedly beating and robbing an openly gay man at a Springfield park Tuesday morning. The 30 year-old victim was badly hurt in the attack, which police are labeling a hate crime. According to Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney, Shay Andre Edwards, 19, of Springfield was arrested on charges of unarmed robbery and violation of civil rights with injury. Four other teen boys and four teen girls are also facing the same charges in connection with the attack. Their identities are not being released because they are underage. Delaney says the attackers ranged in age from 12 to 19 years old.                                                                                                          Gabrielle Giffords Makes First Public Appearance  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) made her first public appearance since being wounded in a tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year in which numerous victims were hurt or had their lives taken, ABC News reportsAccording to the outlet, Giffords attended a ceremony at Space Center Houston in Texas at which her husband astronaut Mark Kelly — who recently announced his retirement from NASA, effective October 1 — was awarded the Spaceflight Medal, which is given to shuttle members upon safely returning home from their missions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Google Announces New Social Network Google has finally launched its long-awaited social network, the Google+ projectThe Google+ network is designed around users’ social circles (called +Circles) and lets users selectively share with specific groups within their personal network, rather than sharing with all their social connections at once.The search giant emphasizes Google+’s privacy customizations and hopes that users will choose to use the new service over more established networks like Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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