Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Page 1 Consider (03/12)

  • Mission of Mercy: USA Today catches up with the brave Judy Shepard as the 10-year anniversary of the hate-crime murder of her son, Matthew, quickly approaches: "Shy, retiring, quiet, Judy Shepard is a reluctant crusader. It has become her trademark in a way." (USAToday)

  • What's in a Name? Maybe Johnny Cash was wrong about what becomes of a boy named Sue. (NYT)

  • Cargo Shorts -- Stat! The Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department and Trauma Center? It's got a ring to it. (NYT)

  • Daytona What? As spring breakers head to beach towns throughout Florida, Key West once again is courting younger gay men and lesbians. (GaySpringBreak)

  • What a Smile! She lost it when she defected from Communist Czechoslovakia back in 1975, but tennis legend Martina Navratilova is now a Czech citizen again. (AFP)

  • Sugar-Free Ruling: A gay couple is suing the University of Hawaii for not allowing them to live in student family housing after living there the previous year, they announced Monday. The university told Joseph O'Leary and Phi Ngo that it could not provide housing because the state does not recognize same-sex marriage, according to the Associated Press. (Advocate)

  • Theater of the Absurdly Humid: The sixth annual Lavender Footlights Festival, a showcase for staged readings of new and exciting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer themed plays directed by South Florida's leading theater talent, will take place May 31 and June 1 at the Miami Science Museum. For more information or to submit a work, visit the group's Web site here.

  • Gays Love Tutus: The New York-based International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) announced yesterday that it will present its 2008 OUTSPOKEN Award to Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The award will be presented to the Archbishop as part of IGLHRC'’s Celebration of Courage human rights ceremony on Tuesday, April 8, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, with the exclusive film of Tutu’s address to be aired at the group’s event in New York on April 28. (IGLHRC)

  • Lost and Found: A new book by the slain Beatle's ex casts John Lennon's "Lost Weekend" in a whole new light. (NYT)
  • 1 comment:

    Charlotte Robinson said...

    Marriage is a basic civil right that should be attainable by all Americans if they choose. For the truth about gay marriage check out our trailer. Produced to educate & defuse the controversy it has a way of opening closed minds & provides some sanity on the issue: