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Of Course We Have Favourites! A
little bit of end-of-year self indulgence where we select our favourite
articles from the world's Press during 2004.
Martin Luther King and “Gay Rights” – A Prelude, by Rev. Gilbert H.
I am a 71 year old
retired African American United Methodist Minister. Martin Luther King and
I both graduated from Boston University School of Theology. He received his
Doctor of Philosophy and I, my Master of Divinity. He and I met for the
first time in the spring of 1958 at the School.
Now, Where Can I Go Next Christmas?
Tired of those gay cruises around the Caribbean or the
Mediterranean? Tired of beach holdiays in the gay resorts of Florida, Gran
Canaria? Tired of the “city” holidays in such gay-friendly places like
Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia or the capitals of Europe?
25: USA Interest:
Christmas Sentiments from a Queer Muslim,
by Faisal Alam.
Yup! It’s that time of the year
again, when all I hear are “holiday” songs ranging from Jingle Bells
to Silent Night. I can’t get away from it – ANYWHERE! Picking up my
prescriptions at CVS, getting my haircut at Super Cuts, grocery shopping at
Publix, even while riding the public bus – IT’S EVERYWHERE. Christmas is
24: USA Interest:
George and Marsha
– And Shenanigans in Washington.
If highly respected veteran
political journalist Doug Ireland is moved to say “it’s mind boggling”, then
22: USA Interest:
Gay Texas Student Puts His Side After
Being Forced To Quit His Private School Public
statement from www.my-boi.com website which is owned by the
18-years-old student forced to leave a private Texas school.
21: USA Interest:
New York Medical College
to Ban LGBT People in
Medical Student Group.
The Gay and Lesbian
Medical Association today publicly decried the decision of the New York
Medical College (NYMC), a private medical school in Valhalla
(Westchester County), New York, to ban a student group for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
13: European Interest:
Pro-Gay, Anti-Corruption President. Traian
Basescu, the leader of the opposition, has been declared the new President
of Romania, defeating the “leftist” Adrian Nastase, the Prime Minister. The election victory gives hope to
the Romanian gay community as Basescu is one of the few politicians in the
country to publicly support gay rights.
12: USA Interest:
Legal Scholars Assess Impact of Reversal
of Military Sodomy Conviction.
legal community is offering several interpretations of the recent ruling by
a military court invalidating a sodomy conviction of a male Army Specialist
with a female civilian. [This
article was prepared by The Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the
Military – an official research unit of the University of California, Santa
8: UK Interest:
LGV: A New Face on the Scene.
Gay men are being warned to be aware of a sexually transmitted infection
that is being increasingly seen in Europe. Outbreaks of lymphogranuloma venereum [LGV] have been reported in the Netherlands,
Belgium and France, and now a small number of cases have been diagnosed
amongst gay men in the UK.
8: European Interest:
Gay Pressure Group
Gets Official EU Recognition. Gay rights
campaigner and West Midlands MEP Michael Cashman has welcomed
news that the Gay and Lesbian Intergroup is to be officially recognised by
the European Parliament.
Television Finalises Gay Games World Broadcast Rights. Q
Television Network has announced that the network has signed the final
contract with the Gay Games Committee giving Q Television Network exclusive
world media and Internet rights to broadcast the 2006 Gay Games. The Gay
Games VII will be held from July 15 to 22, 2006, in Chicago.