Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Page 1 Consider (09/25)

  • I Ran So Far Away: People are blasting Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for saying there are no homosexuals in his country, but in all fairness he is kind of telling the truth. How many could be left given the fact that the government tortures and murders them all. (NYT)

  • Glass Half Empty: Are these women "dating down" or are they just bitches? (NYT)

  • Gays of Our Lives: Now the prosecutor in Minneapolis is claiming he urged Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho to get a lawyer after his arrest in a bathroom sex sting? Does the Down Low Drama ever end? (AP)

  • Indiana Cold Case: A man who was about to be released from prison for the 1983 murder of a gay man has now been charged with a second gay killing thanks to advances in science and investigators who decided to take a fresh look at the the case. (365Gay)

  • Devil's Advocate: The Human Rights Campaign marked a first in its history this month when it opened a campaign office in Concord, N.H. -- a central hub for presidential candidates on the campaign trail. But to hear gay activist Larry Kramer tell it, the HRC would be better closing up shop all together. He stated that despite the lobbying organization's longstanding place on the Hill, gays and lesbians still have virtually no rights, no meaningful representation and no power, and sadly I have to say I completely agree. (Advocate)

  • Pollster: Nathaniel at the Film Experience Blog wants all you drama queens to respond to the following question: If you were an actor, which movie moment or theatrical monologue would you use as your audition piece? (I feel a "Mommie Dearest" moment coming on.) (FilmExperience)

  • LGBT Workers' Rights: A meeting of two international trade union federations, representing more than 50 million workers in 950 unions around the world, has been told that they must work harder to tackle homophobia – or risk failure in other campaigns and objectives too. The call to action came at the second international LGBT forum, held jointly by Public Services International and Education International. The forum, in Vienna, is the only event of its kind to be facilitated by global trade union federations. (365Gay)

  • Apron Strings: Former "Family Ties" star Tina Yothers gave birth to a baby boy yesterday morning in Orange County. Little Jake joins 2-year-old sis, Lilly. Congrats, Jen! You were the cutest contestant ever on "Celebrity Fit Club." (AP)

  • Will & Grace-less: The number of gay characters depicted on TV is falling on network series but rising on cable, a study by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation found. In the 2007-08 TV season, broadcast series will feature seven regularly seen characters who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, down from nine characters in 2006 and 10 the season before, GLAAD said. Most are on one network --ABC. The new figure represents 1.1 percent of all regular characters on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW, compared to 1.3 percent in 2006, according to the study to be released Monday. A total of 87 comedies and dramas with 650 characters were analyzed. (AP)

  • Bend It, Period: The gay World Cup has kicked off in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, showcasing more than 500 footballers from 28 countries. (BBC News)

  • Black Mark: Bob Herbert column about the disgusting ways the G.O.P. has treated African Americans over the years is worth a read. Yet another example of how Ronald Reagan is not the hero he's made out to be. (NYT)

  • Born in the U.S.A.: Andy Roddick is closing in on his Davis Cup dream. (NYT)

    Andrew said...

    Just bitches.

    Andrew said...

    Just bitches.

    Andrew said...

    Oops, am I starting to sound redundant?

    John Beene said...

    These poor heterosexuals... fighting 'till the last before they give up the myths they have come to depend on. One of the other ones is that heterosexual marriage is sacred. Women are particularly invested in this myth and they are the real reason why large numbers of heterosexuals still oppose full marriage rights for us.

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