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Condemns Tories for "Opportunist" Gay Summit.
A Labour Euro MP and gay
rights campaigner has attacked the Conservatives as "opportunist" and
"hypocritical" in the wake of their first-ever "gay summit" held in
Westminster earlier this week.
Government Unveils Partnership Proposals
for Same-Sex Couples, by Andy Harley. See also
FAQs On Civil
Civil Partnerships - The Government
Viewpoint, by Jacqui Smith MP, Equality Minister
US House Passes Controversial Military Recruiting Bill. The
US House of
Representatives voted on Tuesday in favour
of controversial legislation designed specifically to strengthen the
Department of Defense’s ability to violate university non-discrimination
policies and squash legal challenges to such actions.
Listen to Views and Concerns at 'Gay Summit', by Andy Harley.
billed as a “Gay Summit”. But the Conservative party preferred their own
title: “Supporting young gay men and lesbians”. At the end of the day, it
was the first time that Tories brought together gays and lesbians – and the
Spending a Great Day Out With Me, Asks
Sir Ian McKellen?
The world-famous actor is appealing for others to join him
for a 10 kilometre stroll along Brighton's seafront on May 2.
Gays and US Military: As War
Continues, Gay Discharges Plummet to Lowest Level Since 1995. Conduct
Unbecoming, an annual review of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law,
finds that gay-related discharges fell to 787 last year, down from 906 in
Tough Anti-Gay Laws Proposed in Zanzibar, by
Gay men could face life imprisonment if a new law drafted
by the Zanzibar government is enacted, it emerged today.
Karen Dammann Trial Verdict: Not Guilty.
The jury in a church trial has acquitted Rev. Karen Dammann.
ILGA Petition to UN Closes Monday.
is running out for those wishing to sign an on-line petition on human rights
and sexual orientation that is to be presented to the United Nations
Commission on Human Rights in Geneva next week at its 60th session which is
being attended by 53 nations.
The Trial -
Day 3. United Methodist News Service
Karen Dammann -
The Trial - Day 2.
United Methodist News Service.
The Trial - Day 1,
by Jeff Waymack
(Communications Coordinator of the Pacific
Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network)
Row Brewing Over 2006 Gay Games as Europe Withdraws From World Body,
by Andy Harley. The sensational withdrawal of the European Gay and
Lesbian Sports Federation from the Federation of Gay Games could have an
effect on the row that is brewing between Montréal, originally selected to
host the 2006 Gay Games and Chicago, the city selected as host earlier this
RMN to be a Peaceful
Presence at Trial, say Pacific
Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network
The Dammann Trial:
A Soulforce Viewpoint, by
Stephen E. Webster,
Co-chair, the United Methodist Team of Soulforce.
Protesters Will Try and Persuade Jury Members to
Remove Themselves From Panel, by Ed. Martin.
When the pool of United Methodist
ministers, who will form the 13-person “jury” in the church’s case against
Rev. Karen Dammann, arrive at the Bothell UM church “courthouse” on
Wednesday morning, they will face a group of non-violent protesters in a
FA Takes Lead Over Homophobia in Euro Football,
by Andy Harley.
Association is backing a call for a European Year Against Homophobia made at
a European conference earlier this month.
Pride Returns to Glasgow! Pride will
return to Glasgow this summer ...
Log Cabin Republicans Launch First-Ever National
Advertising Campaign to Defend the Constitution.
Television ad airs in Washington, DC and seven "swing
Denounce Remarks by Bishop DiMarzio on Same-Sex
Marriage. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn in Albany (New York
State) has been denounced in a joint statement by leaders of Dignity New
York and DignityUSA.
UK: The Dammann Trial:
Questions and Answers. The United Methodist Church trial of Rev.
Karen Dammann starts on March 17. She will be responding
to a charge that she has violated church law by stating that she is living
in a lesbian relationship.
Episcopal Church Leaders Urge Restraint on Marriage Amendment, by Jan Nunley,
deputy director of Episcopal News Service
Homosexual Conduct Exposes Torture Crisis.
Human Rights Press Statement on Egypt (contains relevant links)