Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Representative Tammy Baldwin Runs For Senate

  • Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the only lesbian in Congress, has announced she will run for an open senatorial seat in 2012. If elected, Baldwin would become the nation’s first openly gay senator. [Pink News UK
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann said this weekend that she would confront the Supreme Court over abortion rights if elected president. Not that there's a snowball's chance in hell she'd ever be elected president, but I am grateful to our Founding Fathers for the three branches of government. [Huffington Post]
  • Not to be left out, Mitt Romney is also pandering to religious conservatives who want to restrict a woman’s right to control her own body. Sigh. It’s going to be a long election season. [Think Progress]

  • Women firefighters and police officers who were first responders on 9/11 are largely absent from the national narrative on heroism. [CNN]
  • Are medical schools ignoring LGBT health? [Huffington Post]
  • On being a woman who writes about politics online. [Tiger Beatdown]
  • Meet Jenelle Hutcherson, an out lesbian who is running in this year’s Miss Long Beach beauty pageant. The 25-year-old hairstylist plans to wear a tuxedo for the evening attire portion of the pageant. [AfterEllen]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Check out the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, in which women living in Afghanistan have their writing published in an online magazine. [New York Times]

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