Archive | November, 2011

Moscow Authorities Propose Anti-Gay Bill for Minors

Posted on 23 November 2011

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Authorities in Moscow are proposing a bill that will outlaw the “promotion of homosexuality.” The bill would impose a fine for the promotion of gay “propaganda.” The bill follows legislation titled “The Promotion of Homosexuality, Lesbianism, and Transgenderism to Minors” in St. Petersburg Russia which passed on its first of three readings. […]

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Holland Requires Civil Servants to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted on 23 November 2011

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – Dutch members of Parliament have voted to stop civil servants from refusing to carry out gay weddings. Under current legislation, registrars can refuse to carry out a gay wedding if they are opposed on religious grounds. The ruling will require all authorities in the state to honor the rights of same-sex couples […]

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San Diego Mayor Urges Congress to Overturn Defense of Marriage Act

Posted on 23 November 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican whose decision in 2007 to drop his opposition to same-sex marriage, put him at odds with the GOP, has joined California Governor Jerry Brown and the mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco, all Democrats, in urging Congress to overturn a law denying recognition […]

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Transgender Woman Goes Topless to Fight for Her Rights

Posted on 23 November 2011

MORRISTOWN, TN – A transgender woman was arrested for indecent exposure in the Morristown, Tennessee driver’s license office parking lot after she took her shirt off to fight for equal rights. According to WATE-TV, Andrea Jones said she is a woman but the state won’t change her sex from male to female on her driver’s […]

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Palm Springs Reports Rise in Anti-Gay Hate Crimes

Posted on 23 November 2011

PALM SPRINGS, CA – California hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation bucked a national trend and rose by 25% with the most dramatic shifts taking place in Palm Springs and San Francisco, both cities with significant gay and lesbian populations. According to California Watch, hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation jumped from three cases in […]

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Anti-Gay Developer to Purchase San Diego Newspaper

Posted on 23 November 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA – Doug Manchester, a real estate developer has agreed to purchase the area’s dominate newspaper, The San Diego Union-Tribune. In 2008, Manchester donated $125,000 to the successful campaign to pass California’s Proposition 8. antibiotics no prescription The purchase is expected to be completed by December 15 but further details have not been […]

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Prison Guards Charged with Prisoner Abuse

Posted on 23 November 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA – A total of seven guards at Pittsburgh’s state prison surrendered last week on charges that they conspired in a wide range of prisoner abuse, including scenarios in which one would act as a lookout while others assaulted inmates in their cells and threatened further harm to keep them quiet. antibiotics no prescription […]

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Two Gay Swimmers Qualify for Olympic Trials

Posted on 23 November 2011

OMAHA, NE – According to OutSports, two openly gay swimmers have become two of the three oldest swimmers to ever qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. Two 37-year-olds, Brian Jacobsen from Minnesota and author Jeff Commings have accomplished the incredible feat, qualifying for the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke respectively. antibiotics no prescription

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Federal Workers May Get Full Benefits

Posted on 23 November 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Two US senators have introduced a bill which, if approved, would permit same-sex partners of Federal employees to be eligible for health benefits and long-term care. The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act was introduced to the senate by Senators Joeseph Lieberman and Susan Collins. antibiotics no prescription The two senators also […]

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Sydney Mardi Gras Gets De-Gayed

Posted on 23 November 2011

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Last weekend, organizers announced that the 33-year-old Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be renamed dropping the “Gay and Lesbian” part. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the event also has a new logo and a new message of inclusiveness that organizers admit could alienate traditional supporters. antibiotics no prescription The […]

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