Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 14 January 2013
Tags: tracy thorne-begland
, virginia circuit court
, full-time appointment
, interim appointment
, gay judge
Updated on Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. PST
Today, openly gay interim judge, Tracy Thorne-Begland received a full time appointment to the Virginia Circuit Court following a vote by Virginia's General Assembly. This comes after last year's rejection of his nomination based on his sexual orientation.
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Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 13 August 2012
Tags: matthew mitcham
, won't retire
We had high hopes for Matthew Mitcham to take gold in the 10m diving competition closing out the London Olympics this weekend (and not just because of his promise to dive naked). The guy's charming, a great international ambassador for the LGBT community and just plain talented. When things didn't quite work out the way we all had hoped on Saturday, gay diving fans across the world tossed on their Vera Wang veils and held memorials for what Matthew said would be the end of his career.
But according to an interview on his way out of London, it looks like we can put out the candles and start looking forward to Rio's Summer Games in four years because Matthew may very well not retire!