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GLMA Dismayed by Lack of
Inclusiveness in NBC/People Poll on Teen Sex.
The Gay and Lesbian
Medical Association (GLMA) today expressed its dismay over the lack of
inclusion of questions about sexual orientation and same sex behaviors in a
recent poll of teens about their attitudes and experience around sex.
We Should Also
Remember 50,000 Gays Slaughtered In Nazi Concentration Camps.
Sixty years ago today, the Soviet Army entered the town of Oswiecim close to
the city of Krakow in southern Poland.
Help Get SpongeBob Out of
Hot Water! Commentary by Rev. Peggy R. Gaylord.
I have just spent a weekend talking about SpongeBob Squarepants. Was that
in my plans for the weekend? No. Would I really have chosen to do that
except for the conversation being driven by other people’s near hysteria?
January 26: Travel:
Online Gay Travel
Agency Founded to Support LGBT Equality.
A new Internet-based travel agency with a philanthropic
mission, hopes to capture a piece of the estimated $54 billion gay travel
market and contribute toward the advancement of equal rights for all.
Mixed Reactions to LGBT History Month and the Possibly Gay Bard.
A top Shakespearean scholar has defended the integrity of LGBT History
Month, in suggesting students consider the Bard’s sexuality when studying
Gloucestershire Police Appeal for
Information Following Homophobic Assault.
Police in Gloucestershire
are appealing for information, especially from the local gay community,
following what is being treated as a homophobic assault on a man at a local spot frequented by gays.
24: Sports: Canada:
The 1st World Outgames Montréal 2006:
On Track With More Than 3,000 Registered from 80 Countries.
With already more than
3,000 paid registrations, the future is looking bright for the 1st Word Outgames to be held in Montréal in 2006.
Gay Community Plays It Quietly in Face of Social Taboos.
The meeting-place was at a noisy down-market street café
where the waiter as well the clients were gay, but where everyone was
staunchly pretending not to be. Senegal's homosexual men are peeping
out from behind the mask, but social and religious taboos run strong.
British Embassy Official Launches Nepal's
First 'Alternative' Newspaper.
Nepal’s first “alternative” newspaper was launched today by the Blue Diamond
Society in the capitol of the Himalayan country.
Al-Fatiha Gets $12,000 Boost From Gill
organization dedicated to supporting and empowering Muslims who are lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) announced
today that it has received a grant of $12,000 from the Gill Foundation, the
nation's largest funder of lesbian and gay organizations.
Green Party Councillors Call For Brighton
Hate Crime Research.
Research may be undertaken to explain apparent rises in
reported hate crime in Brighton and Hove, including anti-gay attacks,
following a request from Green Party councillors in the city.
Sexual Minorities/AIDS Group Fights Ban In Nepal Supreme Court,
Sunhil B. Pant in
Nepal’s sexual minorities
and AIDS group, Blue Diamond Society, is fighting a Government ban in
the Honourable Supreme Court. The ban seeks to curb the activities of the
The Queen of Homophobia, by Peter
When neo-Nazi homophobe
David Copeland bombed the Admiral Duncan gay pub in Soho in 1999, killing
three people and mutilating 70 others, the Queen revealed the limits of
regal tolerance. In a calculated insult to London’s gay community, she
failed to send a message of condolences to the victims and their families.
Martin Luther King
Jr. and Gay Rights, by Rev. Gilbert Caldwell.
have no doubt that Martin King would have been an outspoken advocate of gay
rights for more than one reason: He was America's strongest proponent
of civil rights. The movement he led was called the Civil Rights Movement
What About The Other Global Disaster? Op-Ed by Rev. Dr. Troy
At the start of this New Year, a
South African news story was buried in an avalanche of international news.
Almost hidden inside the pages of my morning newspaper was a three-paragraph
story on the death of Makgatho Mandela, son of former South African
president Nelson Mandela.
January 13: USA/The Vatican: DignityUSA
Leadership Decries Pope's Statement on Same-Sex Marriage.
The leadership of DignityUSA strongly disagrees with the Pope's statement
yesterday in his "State of the World Message" where he said same sex
marriage promotes a “direct challenge to the family”
Focus on Gay and Lesbian Rights in
Kyrgyzstan is known as an island of gay tolerance in an
otherwise oppressive region. Some gay people come here from Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan, where homosexuality is punishable by law, in search of a more
favourable and accepting environment. The number of gay and lesbian groups
in the country is growing as a consequence.
Gays in Senegal Fight To Be
Included in Anti-AIDS Campaigns.
Senegal's fledgling gay
movement is battling for recognition in the struggle against HIV/AIDS and
hopes to win its first ever government grant to assist homosexuals living
with the disease.
January 10: UK: British Council Heads First UK Corporate Equality Index.
Council is the country’s top employer for gay people, with Citigroup, Credit
Suisse First Boston, IBM and Manchester City Council in joint second place,
according to a report published today.
Cashman Elected President of Gay
Gay rights campaigner and West Midlands MEP Michael Cashman has been elected
President of the European Parliament’s Gay and Lesbian Intergroup.