Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Fights St. Joseph’s University Over Valentine’s Day Contest

  • St. Joseph’s University is hosting a Valentine’s Day contest run by the alumni association asking alums to write about finding the love of their life at the school. The winners of the contest get a $100 gift certificate to their favorite restuarant. But when lesbian couple Megan Edwards and her fiancée Katie McTurk entered their love story in the How I Met My Hawk Mate contest, they were told “nope, no lesbos!” After a Facebook campaign by the couple (and a little bad media coverage!), St. Joseph’s University reversed its decision and is letting the lesbian couple compete. I’m glad the school finally did the right thing. (Thanks to reader Kiki for the link!) [Jezebel]
  • Startling fact: all seven members of Facebook’s board are white men. [Bloomberg]
  • LIVESTRONG, the cancer charity set up by Lance Armstrong, announced it will donate $100,000 to Planned Parenthood after all this Susan G. Komen for the Cure foolishness.  [MarketWatch]
  • The Virginia House of Representatives advanced a bill to allow private adoption agencies to prevent gay parents from adopting kids. [Queerty]
  • Rick Santorum says another appalling thing about gay marriage. What else is new? [Think Progress]
  • The New York Times’ Book Review‘s podcast this week takes on Elizabeth Taylor’s feminist credentials. [NY Times]
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann’s home district is waging a virtual war against gay teens. [Rolling Stone]
Contact the author of this post at Jessica@TheFrisky.com. Follow me on Twitter at @JessicaWakeman.
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