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Welcome to the new DQN!

| by Matt Comer | November 29th, 2009, 12:12 pm


Where’s my old DailyQueerNews.com, you ask? We’re still here. No worries. But after a two-day break over Thanksgiving weekend, we’re back newer and better than ever.

You’ll notice a lot of changes here at DQN, now and as we continue to grow the site through the end of the year and into January 2010 — our fifth anniversary.

So, what has changed? What are we now? What are our plans? All is revealed…

your news, your life. daily.

The new DQN is more robust and up-to-date than ever. You’ll find new headlines, entertainment features and blog posts every day, keeping you abreast of the LGBT and progressive movements in politics, culture, style and more.

One-stop shop…

The new DQN is two-fold. Our first feature is our national news aggregator. On our front page, you’ll find RSS feeds of the nation’s leading LGBT and progressive newspapers, magazines and blogs. Updated constantly, you’re guaranteed all the news and entertainment you can devour each time you visit DQN.

The future… As DQN continues to grow through the end of the year and into January 2010, we’ll create Regional Feed Pages and specialized news sections where you can filter down your news and entertainment viewing to your local region and interest. In January, we’ll debut feed pages for the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West Coast. We’ll also debut an International section, with the world’s leading LGBT and progressive news sources and blogs, and a Take Action section, with action alerts and updates from LGBT and progressive advocacy groups across the nation.


The second component of our new website is our blog, progressivedaily. Each day we’ll round up the best in LGBT and progressive news and entertainment highlights. In the A.M. hours, catch our Morning Blend. In the afternoon, check in with our Daily Edit, Clip Sheet and Mainstream Mingle. Throughout the week catch our Talking Points, as editors Victoria Lavin and Matt Comer and guest commentators and contributors provide their thoughts and insights on the news of the day.

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The Advocate

  • Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll
  • Man Arrested for Assaulting Gay Roommate
  • Rick Perry Launches Bid for President
  • Prague Hosts First Pride March
  • Marcus Bachmann Shoves Don Lemon at Campaign Event
  • Psychologist: McInerney Had Well of Rage
  • Ill. Discrimination Complaints Can Proceed
  • New York Town Clerk Refuses to Sign Marriage Licenses

Washington Blade

  • New anxieties emerge over ‘Don’t Ask’ vote
  • Real estate acronyms — OMG! — are easy to confuse
  • Gay cancer patient struggles to bring partner to U.S.
  • Nellie’s AIDS Walk auction
  • Queery: Heather Mizeur
  • Not just a Phase
  • Gay-themed ‘Falsettos’ shows company’s range
  • Calendar for Sept. 17

Marriage News & Updates

  • Gay man and transgender woman wed in Cuba - BBC News
  • Same-sex marriage demo in Dublin - Belfast Telegraph
  • Petition for Bert and Ernie's gay marriage gets Facebook support - newjerseynewsroom.com
  • Greens call for free ALP vote on marriage laws - Sydney Morning Herald
  • Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty Challenged By Gay Teen Gabe Aderhold - On Top Magazine

  • Violent, confrontational ‘glitter’ protests should be re-thought
  • Where’s the disconnect on the right?
  • Broad criticism will do nothing to solve gaps in LGBT media diversity
  • Southerners at forefront of faith+equality intersection
  • Is blogosphere sustainability a pipe dream?
  • Meeting of the minds
  • Opportunities for change: East Charlotte and LGBT/progressive community organizing
  • Family Honors on this Memorial Day


  • What about non-gay MSM in South African HIV prevention measures?
  • Israeli GLBT Union sues paper for not running their ad
  • UK man still mad cruisers are using his property for sex
  • Botswana's first gay couple goes public in newspaper interview
  • Tennessee judge: Let lesbians in military so men can rape them

Pam's House Blend

  • U.S. judge says lesbians can be 'converted' if allowed to serve in the military
  • Association of British Muslims criticizes UN for removing sexual orientation protections
  • Open thread - help catch your blogmistress up on the news
  • Black Friday Remembrance
  • Cary Toland: Unsung Hero


  • Accepting full body scans and groping is inevitable
  • When Does It Stop?
  • Christine O'Donnell on Dancing with the Stars?
  • There's a metaphor in here somewhere
  • Weekly Reader: The Salvation Army, Bigoted Comments, & the Canadian Government

Huffington Post

  • Will Durst: Don't Taze My Junk Bro
  • Philip Seib: U.S. Should Avoid Benign Neglect of Central Europe
  • Arsonist Sets Fire To Oregon Mosque Frequented By Mohamed Osman Mohamud
  • Danny Groner: How to Recover from a "Shellacking"
  • Oprah Showers Charity Founder With Gifts, Who Then Uses Gifts To Help Others

Raw Story

  • Arson at mosque linked to Portland bomb suspect
  • FBI stopped Portland bomb suspect from taking job before sting
  • Senators, Liz Cheney want WikiLeaks leakers prosecuted
  • Americans turn off cable TV as online grows
  • AP: Deficit battle threatens job-based health care

Daily Beast

  • China Calls for Emergency Talks
  • Woman Misses Flight Due to TSA Screening
  • Gaga Quits Facebook for Charity
  • Prince William: Charles Should Be King
  • Internet Scammer Harasses Customers

HRC Back Story

  • Troubling Situation in Houston
  • Transgender Travelers and the TSA
  • Hampton Roads Calls on Senator Webb for Repeal
  • Former Coast Guard Member Leads Repeal Efforts in Illinois
  • FBI Releases 2009 Hate Crime Report


  • INDIA: Pepsi's "Gay" Commercial
  • Missed Connections
  • Tom Vilsack - It Gets Better
  • Illinois Family Institute: Civil Unions Will Lead To Polygamous Marriages
  • Quote Of The Day - Matt Barber


  • GayPatriot San Francisco Brunch Tomorrow Sat 11-27
  • Giving Thanks from Palin & Rubio
  • Happy Thanksgiving America!
  • A Thanksgiving greeting from a man to whom we give thanks
  • Jeopardy’s Big Board Proves Steny Hoyer To Be A Moron

2009 NEWS



Dir. of Malaysia’s Human Rights Group Calls for Sodomy Law Repeal, PA: Shenandoah Police Face Racial Abuse Charges, Maddow: The Family Condemns Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill, PM Brown Pushes Civil Partnerships in Europe, and More…
by Victoria Lavin | December 17th, 2009, 7:52 am


US influence helps draft Uganda anti-gay bill

Rachel Maddow shows the connection between American right=wing evangelicals and an extreme anti-gay law newly passed in Uganda.

Transcript of Video

>>> in the winter of 2009 , 5 years ago today, actually, a small blog in this country got a very big international scoop. it was february 2009 , so that's just one month into the barack obama presidency. right? and while most people in this country were fixated on the freefalling global economy , and whether the new president and newly elected democrats would be able to arrest that freefall and bring us back from the brink of depression, three activists here in the united states were making preparations for big overseas trip. the blog in question which is called the box turtle bulletin, they got advanced word about this trip. five years ago today, they posted this blog item. what they reported that day is three american evangelical activists had been invited to attend a three-day conference in uganda in march. that march. 2009 . the conference was being organized by a ugandan anti-gay group and three american activists were scheduled to appear and speak at that conference . it was unclear at the time what that conference was going to be all about exactly. in march of that year as expected, these three american evangelical activists traveled to uganda and spoke at that conference and participated in a number of follow-up meetings which reportedly included members of the ugandan parliament. eventually some undercover video recordings of the conference came out and it became clear what exactly these american activists were up to over there. they were there it turns out to give this ugandan group an american anti-gay perspective on the evils of homosexuality. proved, it's ays are born that been proven they're born that way. that is a lie. that's what's called a lie. it is not true. there is no definitive scientific study that has ever proved that homosexuality --

>> these activists traveled to africa and urged the ugandans they met with including legislators to show, quote, zero tolerance for homosexuality. presented this quack evidence of how dangerous gay people are, presented themselves as scientific experts on the subject. they claimed people can be cured of being gay and then they came back home. that trip to uganda , again, took place in march 2009 . seven months later this bill appeared in the ugandan parliament. anti-homosex wruality bill of 2009 , known as kill the gays bill. called first for a sentence of life in prison just for being gay. called for a sentence of death by hanging for the death of being gay and hiv positive . could be sentenced for three years in prison for knowing somebody was gay and not reporting them to government. the kill the gays bill landed with a thud on the world stage and almost as soon as it did, the american activists who had been in uganda earlier that year urging zero tolerance for homosexuality were claiming they were shocked by this legislation, had nothing to do with it and opposed at least the capital punishment part of what was called for in the bill. we did lots of reporting on this at the time and learned that even though these american activists were trying desperately to distance themselves from the kill the gays bill when it came out, prominent ugandans aware of how the bill came to be were crediting the same americans for helping with and inspiring the legislation. one priest we spoke with said members of the ugandan parliament present at the march conference left the meetings saying they needed to draft a new law to deal with the homosexual ity issue. we learned it was not just the three american activists who had a front-row seat to what was happening in uganda . remember "c" street? a swanky town house in washington, d.c., run by a secretive religious group called the fellowship or the family. lots of conservative members of congress from both parties are believed to be members of the family. but they're pretty secretive. the family mostly operates off the radar. the one thing they do that everybody knows about is they run the national prayer breakfast every year in washington. other than that, they pretty much keep things as quiet as they can. that group, that american religious group it turns out has ties to the specific ugandan legislator who introduced the anti-homosexuality bill. the man who introduced the kill the gays bill in uganda is a member of the family, yes?

>> yes. a young member of parliament, david bahadi, rising star who has been over to the united states for our national prayer breakfast and has taken something of an organizing role in the ugandan national prayer breakfast and has been involved in the family for some time.

>> so the legislator in uganda who introduced the kill the gays bill had ties to the group and american anti-gay evangelical activists actively lobbying legislators in the country they needed to get tough on homosexuality in their society. both of them, "c" street and the activists swore they had nothing to do with the kill the gays bill. the bill in uganda died after a wave of international outrage and condemnation. that 2009 bill was put on the shelf. it did not go away entirely. at the end of last year in december the parliament in uganda quietly took up the bill again. a revised version of the bill that doesn't include the sentence of death for being gay this time but does include lots of the other prison sentences that attracted so much international outrage years earlier. the ugandan parliament passed this bill in december and then earlier today, earlier this afternoon, you uganda 's president signed the bill into law, calls for lifetime imprisonment for the crime of -- for being in a same-sex marriage, zempb years in prison for attempting to commit homosexuality. this bill at various times over the last few years has appeared to be dead but today it officially became the law of the land in uganda . upon signing the bill, you gouganda's president announced homosexual behavior was learned and could be unlearned which is after all something ugandan legislators have been told for years. five years in fact. exactly. hold on. there's more.


By Dr Kua Kia Soong, Director of SUARAM, 12 Dec 2009

Ever since the political trial against Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy in 1999, I had been hoping that the gay community in Malaysia (“the pink brigade”) would have spoken out against our antiquated sodomy laws and fought for equality of treatment for all consensual sex between adults. I have always believed that the rights of any section of our community must be fought for and led by that particular section, for only then can the exploited and those transgressed against be empowered in the process.

All over the world, not just in the West, the times are certainly changing. On 2 July 2009, the Delhi High Court delivered a historic judgement to amend a 149-year-old colonial-era law and forthwith decriminalised private consensual sex between adults of the same sex. India became the 127th country to take the guilt out of homosexuality. Only rape and paedophilia remain offences under the law.



The Delhi bench invoked Jawaharlal Nehru's politically resonant theme of inclusiveness:

``If there is one constitutional tenet that can be said to be (the) underlying theme of the Indian Constitution, it is that of inclusiveness…


``Those perceived by the majority as `deviants' or `different' are not on that score excluded or ostracized.'' (The Times of India3 July 2009)


The Delhi High Court further ruled:

``Indian constitutional law does not permit the statutory criminal law to be held captive by the popular misconceptions of who the LGBTs (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders) are. It cannot be forgotten that discrimination is the antithesis of equality and that it is the recognition of equality which will foster the dignity of every inpidual…

``There is almost unanimous medical and psychiatric opinion that homosexuality is not a disease or a disorder and is just another expression of human sexuality.''

Article 8 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution guarantees the equality of all persons. If this is not specific enough, the Malaysian Charter on Human Rights by Malaysian Civil Society in 1994 spells this out more specifically:

There shall be no discrimination in the rights and privileges of persons based on their ethnic origin, class, social status, age, sex, mental and physical being, language, religious belief, sexual identity or political conviction…” (Article 8: 2)

Recently, Judge Jonathan Heher of the Johannesburg High Court struck down South Africa's sodomy law on the grounds that it violated the nation's new constitution which bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation:

To penalize a gay or lesbian person for the expression of his or her sexuality can only be defended from a standpoint which depends on the baneful influences of religious intolerance, ignorance, superstition, bigotry, fear of what is different from or alien to everyday experience and the millstone of history."

Just a few months earlier Ecuador's Supreme Court ruled that nation's sodomy law unconstitutional. And Romania's new prime minister recently promised to repeal his nation's sodomy law to bring it in line with that of the European Union.


Even closer to our shores, the attitude of our southern neighbour, Singapore, to homosexuality is also changing. In April 2007, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said in a Reuter’s report:

"If in fact it is true, and I have asked doctors this, that you are genetically born a homosexual -- because that's the nature of the genetic random transmission of genes -- you can't help it. So why should we criminalize it? …Let's not go around like moral police ... barging into people's [bed] rooms. That's not our business… So you have to take a practical, pragmatic approach to what I see is an inevitable force of time and circumstances."

Lee said Singapore should no longer discriminate against homosexuals but must take a pragmatic approach. Lee's comments came at a time when many groups, such as The Singapore Law Society, are clamouring for a review of antiquated British colonial laws against homosexual sex, which they view as outdated and archaic.


The plight of Malaysian transsexuals such as Fathine, is but the latest in a litany of woes suffered by lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) in this country. For a society that claims that our Asian values are far superior to Western values, such demeaning treatment of our LGBT community is unacceptable. What has happened to that slogan by the BN government to create a “masyarakat penyayang” (a caring society) ?

Stand Up For the Rights of all LGBT

On the grounds of inclusiveness, equality, pragmatism and humanity, it is time for all progressive Malaysians, political parties and organisations to stand up for the rights of all LGBT and to call for the abolition of our outdated sodomy laws.


A: Shenandoah police are facing abuse charges. Read more
Maddow reports that The Family finally speaks out against the Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill. See Video
PM Gordon Brown stated he would push for civil partnerships in Europe. Read more
The Federal same-sex [...]



BBC Sharply Criticized after Asking Readers ‘Should Homosexuals Face Execution?’

By Seth Adam, GLAAD's Vice President of Communications | December 17, 2009

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) came under fire yesterday after a question was posted to the news giant’s website asking readers to “debate” the topic, “Should homosexuals face execution?” The question references proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda that calls for the execution of gay people who are so-called “repeat offenders.” But British lawmakers are sternly speaking out against the “debate topic,”

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. “We should be looking at what is going on in Uganda with abhorrence,” lawmaker Eric Joyce of the ruling Labour Party told The AP. “We should be condemning it, and the BBC should be condemning it. ... Instead it seems to have thought it appropriate to come up with something that suggests it’s a subject for discussion.” The BBC, however, defended its query on Wednesday: “We agree that it is a stark and challenging question, but think that it accurately focuses on and illustrates the real issue at stake,” said the BBC’s World Service Africa program editor, David Stead. The Associated Press also noted that the title of the online topic was changed to read, “Should Uganda Debate Gay Execution?” but the article still goes on to ask readers the more offensive question, “Should homosexuals face execution?” Early Thursday afternoon, the BBC published another statement further clarifying their line of reasoning:
The original headline on our website was, in hindsight, too stark. We apologise for any offence it caused. But it's important that this does not detract from what is a crucial debate for Africans and the international community.
The programme was a legitimate and responsible attempt to support a challenging discussion about proposed legislation that advocates the death penalty for those who undertake certain homosexual activities in Uganda - an important issue where the BBC can provide a platform for debate that otherwise would not exist across the continent and beyond.

GLAAD was alerted to the BBC’s so-called “online debate” late Wednesday and quickly contacted a BBC news editor and asked that the question be removed from the BBC website. That editor has yet to respond to our request. GLAAD urges you to contact the BBC and tell the broadcaster that defending the lives of gay people is not a matter of debate, but instead a matter of moral obligation. Take action and sign a petition that will be sent to BBC executives here. GLAAD will continue to insist that the BBC remove this deeply offensive question from its website.

Tap Water Dangerous, Intel on US Citizens, BBC Slammed for Debate on Uganda Anti-Gay Bill, Immigration Reform Bill, and more…
by Victoria Lavin | December 17th, 2009, 6:24 am

The tap water we drink could be dangerous for us. The law governing drinking water is 35 years old and has not changed to modern day. So the water we drink has chemicals in it that can be dangerous for us. Read more
Homeland Security collected intelligence on US citizens and lawful residence. Read more
The BBC [...]


DP Benefits Voted Out of Committee,
by Victoria Lavin | December 17th, 2009, 4:30 am

The Domestic Partner Benefits & Obligations Act was voted out of the Senate Committee on Wednesday. The legislation number is S 1102 so call your Senators to vote yes on the DPBOA. This would give federal employees domestic partner benefits. Read more



NOM Wants Congress to Overturn D.C.'s New Marriage Law

December 15, 2009
Joe Sudbay writes that the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has said that they want the U.S. Congress to overturn the marriage equality law that was recently approved by the Washington, D.C. city council. NOM:

It's time for Congress to step up and restore the rule of law in the District of Columbia. If the DC Government is going to trample the rights of their citizens, Congress must intervene, invalidating the marriage equality bill unless or until the Council agrees to respect the rights of DC voters to bring an initiative petition.
D.C.'s Human Rights laws prevents public votes on any issue "that authorizes discrimination." NOM's sole mission is to foster discrimination against gay Americans


Uganda: Kill the Bill, and more…
by Victoria Lavin | December 16th, 2009, 9:07 am

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) wants Congress to step in on DC’s same-sex marriage law. Read more
Where LGBTs should donate their money for the furthering of our rights. Read more
The Church of England thinks that Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill has it right. Read more
Truth Wins Out Christina Engela calls for killing the Uganda Anti-Gay Bill. [...]


‘Let’s Not Stop at Marijuana Legalization’, Health Care Bill Compromise, Maddow Strikes Back, Houston Victory Ushers in the Future, Kill the Senate Health Bill, Dems Delay in Difficult Issues, NY: Transgender State Workers to Gain Bias Protection, and More…
| by Victoria Lavin | December 16th, 2009, 7:24 am

Former police chief Norm Stamper says we should legalize all drugs. That now 53 percent of American’s support the legalization of marijuana. Read more
Thanks to Sen. Joe Liberman, public option and medicare buy in are out of the Health Care Bill. Read more
Are we a pop culture that likes the paranormal and secret societies theories. [...]



2011 NEWS


Daily Edit

  • Lady Gaga Strips Down for Harper’s Bazaar; ‘Credible Threats’ Made to US Government; California Assembly Passes Domestic Partnership Equality Act; and more
    by Victoria Lavin | September 11th, 2011, 4:09 am

Statutes of 2011, chapter 721 (SB 651 Leno)

The various California Codes (reflecting laws currently in effect) can be accessed through the California Law section of the California Legislative Counsel's website.

This act eliminates the common residence requirement from the list of criteria to establish a domestic partnership. This act provides that a person under the age of 18 who otherwise meets the requirements for a domestic partnership can establish a domestic partnership with a court order granting permission. A certified copy of the court order will be filed with the Secretary of State. This act also requires the Secretary of State to file and maintain a confidential domestic partnership, and authorizes the Secretary of State to charge a reasonable fee to offset costs connected to maintaining confidentiality. Furthermore, this act authorizes a judgment for dissolution, nullity, or legal separation of a marriage between persons of the same sex to be entered if the marriage was entered in California and neither party to the marriage currently resides in a jurisdiction that will dissolve the marriage.


  • 80 Reasons Why It’s Time to Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons of Bitches’ Down; Husband and Child of Hate Crime Victim Shut Out by Mississippi Laws; Flash Mobbers Dance for a Trevor Project Cause; and more…
    by Victoria Lavin | September 8th, 2011, 3:17 am
  • 2 Sides Clash on Release of Prop 8 Trial Videos; Maya Angelou Says King Memorial Inscription Makes Him Look ‘Arrogant’; Gay Illinois Lawmaker Deborah Mell Marries Partner in Iowa; and more…
    by Victoria Lavin | August 28th, 2011, 5:22 am
  • Demand Marriage Equality in Ireland; Congress Approval Rating: Poll 87% Disapprove of Congress; NASA–Researchers Detail How A Distant Black Hole Devoured a Star; and more…
    by Victoria Lavin | August 27th, 2011, 6:33 am

Protesters call for marriage equality

Mon, Aug 15, 2011, 01:00
By Pamela Newenham | www.irishtimes.com/

SUPPORTERS OF civil partnership equality have accused the Government of contributing to bullying in schools by not giving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community equal rights to everyone else.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin yesterday to demand civil marriage equality. Holding banners with slogans such as “marriage is magic”, “I want for my sister what I have for myself – equality”, and “73% support gay marriage”, an estimated 4,000 people marched to the Department of Justice on St Stephen’s Green where a rally was held.

Organiser Max Krzyzanowski urged the Government to listen to the repeated calls highlighting the inequalities of civil partnership legislation and demonstrate its commitment to equality for all by lifting the ban on same-sex marriage.

He maintained the Civil Partnership Act, 2011, had only served to cement inequality in Irish society by explicitly excluding LGBT people from the institution of marriage.

His fellow LGBT Noise organiser Anna MacCarthy said the Government was out of step with the public mood on the issue of marriage equality.

“We need Fine Gael to catch up with public opinion,” she said.

If someone enters a civil partnership with a child, their partner is not entitled to legally act as a step-parent, she said, adding “the non-biological parent is a legal stranger to the child”.

Addressing the crowd, Bobby Edgar, chairman of the anti-homophobic bullying group the Butterfly Project, said he hid himself away at school for fear of bullies.

“I felt if I let bullies know I was different, I’d be targeted,” he said, adding: “I may not have been bullied at school but I’m being bullied now – by the Government – depriving me of marriage equality.

“Our Government is adding to the bullying in schools by saying the LGBT community isn’t equal to everyone else,” he said.

Among those calling on the Government to lift the ban on same-sex marriages were presidential candidate Mary Davis, Senator Katherine Zappone and singer Brian Kennedy.

“This is a human rights issue,” said Kennedy.

“I thought the Civil Partnership Bill was the final destination. I misunderstood it completely,” he said.

“There are 150 anomalies between civil partnership and civil marriage; this is the first rung on the ladder, but there are many rungs still to climb until we reach equality.”

Speaking after the rally, Kennedy said he was very disappointed Senator David Norris had withdrawn from the presidential race, and that he would not rule out running himself.

“Someone asked me at a gig last night if I’d consider running, and I would consider it.

“I think President Kennedy has a nice ring to it,” he added.

Megan Murphy and James Watson, who travelled from Portarlington, Co Laois, for the rally, said they believed it was important that equal rights be given not just in marriage but in general.

Their sentiment was echoed by Will St Leger, who said: “Irrespective of gays, lesbians etc, I believe all humans should be treated equally.”




Inside the GOP’s War on Voting; Powell Aide: ‘Cheney Fears Trial as War Criminal’; Lawsuit Reveals Details of CIA Torture Flights; and more…
by Victoria Lavin | September 11th, 2011, 3.05 am





September 2nd, 2011, 3:05 am

Inside the GOP’s War on Voting; Powell Aide: ‘Cheney Fears Trial as War Criminal’; Lawsuit Reveals Details of CIA Torture Flights; and more…

Inside the GOP’s War on Voting. Read more Powell Aide: ‘Cheney Fears Trial as War Criminal’. Read more Lawsuit Reveals Details of CIA Torture Flights. Read more What We Love: Truth Wins Out. Read more Obama’s Illegal Assaults. Read more Giving Gay Rights a Sporting Chance. Read more No Sex Changes for Michigan Prisoners? Read [...]



North Carolina GOP Trying to Ban Gay Marriage Twice; An Affirmative Action Case that May Illustrate Justice Kennedy’s Power on the Supreme

September 2nd, 2011, 2:06 am

Court and Reshape the Law of Race–Based Admissions Programs; AL: School Backs Down After Girl Threatens to Sue Over T-Shirt; and more…

North Carolina GOP Trying to Ban Gay Marriage Twice. Read more An Affirmative Action Case That May Illustrate Justice Kennedy’s Power on the Supreme Court and Reshape the Law of Race—Based Admissions Programs. Read more AL: School Backs Down After Girl Threatens to Sue Over T-Shirt. Read more Five GOP Prez Candidates Have Proposed Ending [...]



September 1st, 2011, 2:39 am

2 Sides Clash on Release of Prop 8 Trial Videos; Maya Angelou Says King Memorial Inscription Makes Him Look ‘Arrogant’; Gay Illinois Lawmaker Deborah Mell Marries Partner in Iowa; and more…

2 Sides Clash on Release of Prop 8 Trial Videos. Read more Maya Angelou Says King Memorial Inscription Makes Him Look ‘Arrogant’. Read more Gay Illinois Lawmaker Deborah Mell Marries Partner in Iowa. Read more NE: Heineman Urges Federal Government to Deny Keystone XL Permit. Read more Senator Maria Cantwell Supports Marriage Equality in Washington [...]



September 1st, 2011, 1:44 am

A Breakdown of Gay Marriage Support By Religion; LGBT Parents and IVF; The LGBT Senior Population’s Risk of Elder Abuse; and more…

A Breakdown of Gay Marriage Support by Religion. Read more LGBT Parents and IVF. Read more The LGBT Senior Population’s Risk of Elder Abuse. Read more Dept. of Interior Recommended Federal Charges vs. DADT Protesters—3 Hours Before They Demonstrated. Read more Berkeley Professor Confirmed to California High Court; Gay Marriage Ban Arguments to be Heard [...]



Three GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge to Investigate LGBT Community; Choi Takes the Stand, Delivering Tense Testimony and Impassionate Speeches; Mapping the New ‘Gayborhood’; and more…

August 31st, 2011, 12:48 am

Three GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge to Investigate LGBT Community. Read more Choi Takes The Stand, Delivering Tense Testimony and Impassionate Speeches. Read more Mapping the New ‘Gayborhood’. Read more Democrats Need to Stand Up to Tea Party. Read more Gay Ugandan Refugee Finds Home in Bay Area. Read more USC Attracts Queer Students With [...]