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Boy Scouts of America go on
And it's very offensive indeed. They don't just continue to defend, but
actively restate their desire to discriminate on the grounds of religion,
gender, and sexual orientation.
Social Security Benefits for Gays and
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) approved a
resolution urging that Social Security protections be equally
available to same-sex couples and their families.
Item: Defend Our Constitution
This look at civil liberties in the United States and Attorney
General John Ashcroft is wending its way across the net via email, and is
well worth a read and look. Provided by Therese Jansen of Lesbian
Action Needed: California A.B. 1338
AB 1338 would grant to same gender couples, who enter a civil union,
essentially all the same rights as are now available to married couples in
California. Californians are encouraged to contact their Assembly
Welfare Reform Risks GLBT Families
Good intentions create bad public policy due as a result of extreme
Now you see it, now you don't. Domestic Partnership benefits that
is. They were granted, then overturned, as the "Religious Reich"
focused attention on the decision. Now it's our turn to remind the
Salvation Army that they had done the right thing in the first place.
& Gamble Provides Benefits
P&G has decided to offer domestic partnership benefits to it gay and
lesbian employees and the "right" is on a rampage. Let's show
News Coverage of gays and lesbians in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
Message from HRC on the Events of September 11, 2001
Gays and lesbians are among the lost, the living and the heroes.
Census Data Shows Gains
Final United States Census figures are released on same-sex, unmarried partner households.
Tranny Fest - Gender Armageddon: This Is The Future
San Francisco's 2001 Tranny Fest Week, scheduled for November 13-17th, celebrates the sweet complexities of T* life.
Tidbit: GIA Responds to GLAAD's Pronouncement
Gay-Inclusive Advertising Campaign notes that they very much DO exist, GLAAD's assertion to the contrary notwithstanding.
This Saddens Me
A story about a young Navajo man, who really felt he was a young woman, and her untimely end. From Graci Cloud
Ann Landers Strikes Out
Ann's advice to one couple is to thine own selves be false.
Government Inaction & Abuse Drives Torture, Sexual Assault, Forced Psychiatric Treatment of Lesbians and Gays Worldwide
Latest report in Amnesty International's anti-torture campaign documents violations in 30 countries; urges us and others to dramatically increase protection of LGBT people.
Joan of Arc: Setting the Record Straight
A historical researcher provides evidence that some of the common beliefs regarding the accusations against Joan of Arc may not be accurate after all.
ToDo: Call to Action: New York Post Homophobia
A school's decision to stop celebrating Mothers and Fathers Days leads to the scapegoating
of gays and lesbians by the New York Post.
ToDo: Call to Action: Section 28
Join the folks fighting to repeal a most disgusting piece of legislation.
ToDo: Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations
Urge your representative to cosponsor domestic partner legislation.
NGLTF on Gay Bush Appointee
Gay appointee means Bush loses his zero rating, but not everybody is pleased that Bush has nominated an openly gay man to head the Office of National AIDS Policy.
News Note: Anti-Gay Harassment in the Military Continues to Rise
New Report From Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Also Finds Inconsistent Military Training Programs and Continued Violations of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue, Don't Harass."
News Note/To Do: Chicago Police Attempt to Ignore Serious Hate Attack
Police don't want to take report from leading gay activist Ifti Nasim.
Guest: Open Letter to Elton John
Christina Rosetti, founder of USvBush, shares her thoughts about Elton's performance with
News Note: WBC to Picket Shilts Memorial
Once again the religious right shares its very special form of love and tolerance. What WOULD Jesus do?
News Note: Excerpts from Aschroft Hearings
GLBT issues play a major role in the Ashcroft hearings. There are questions, answers, and major contradictions in testimony by
Tidbit: Posts From the Front --- It Really IS Elementary
A post made in response to somebody upset about films allegedly being shown in schools about gays and lesbians.
Scout Action: Thank Sheriff Baca
Send a letter of support to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, thanking him for his hard line on the homophobic policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
Tommy Thompson: A Poor Choice for HHS Secretary
Elizabeth Toledo, Executive Director of the
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force says Thompson has his good points, but the potential problems outweigh the plusses.
Los Angeles to Boy Scouts: Not on Our Dime
In response to the Boy Scout position regarding gays and lesbians (not to mention atheists), the Los Angeles City Council will no longer allow the Boy Scouts, or their Explorer programs, to use city services and facilities at no charge.
Virginia Court of Appeals Upholds Sodomy Statute
The court rules that this isn't the imposition of religion, that the appellants really didn't have the standing (the "right") to appeal, oh, and, it's really okay that the penalty can be five years which is a lot more than for violation of the adultery or fornication statutes.
Election 2000 Winners and Losers
While all politics might not be local, most of it still is. We look at how GLBT interests and issues did nationwide in the United States Presidential election of 2000.Election 2000 Winners and Losers
While all politics might not be local, most of it still is. We look at how GLBT interests and issues did nationwide in the United States Presidential election of 2000.
- The Year in Review
The ups, downs, and all-arounds of the GLBT world in the year 2000.
David Mixner on Election 2000
"Mixner is an accomplished corporate and political strategist, human rights activist, and renowned leader in the struggle for equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans." Perhaps we should hear what he has to say and heed his words. Source: Mixner's Bio
Open Letter to GLBT Voters
Vote as if your life depends upon it. Because it does.
From Tim Miller.
West Wing Skewers Laura
The televsion show West Wing takes a shot, or two, at the not-so-good Dr. Laura. Read the transcript. Enjoy.
Gore vs. Bush on GLBT Equal Rights
Read the debate excerpts for yourself, and ask the questions I asked. I think the conclusion is obvious.
More Laura: Two Apologies (One Recanted) Do Not Repentance Make
Laura Schlessinger apologizes again --- and doesn't appear to mean it any more this time than she did last time.
Gore Calls For Lesbian And Gay Immigration Rights
Applause due the Vice President for his stance against immigration discrimination.
President Clinton's Statement on Republican Rejection of the Hate Crimes Bill
This legislation would have enhanced the Federal government's ability to prosecute violent crimes motivated by race, color, religion, or national origin
To Do: Create a FREE Website Courtesy of AFA
The nice folks at AFA are offering free web space. I've already created mine. It's time for you to create yours. What better place to share our GLBT lives and thoughts?
Tidbit: No Gays or Other Fags?
An anonymous correspondent relates the tale of his call to the Dr. Laura show and his chat with one of Laura's people.
Tidbit: Gay Again? John Paulk
Exodus North America response to the news regarding the ex-gay movement's poster boy's visit to gay bar.
Tidbit: Thank You Dr. Laura!
One of those priceless net pieces. In this one a teen "thanks" Laura for all her sage [choke] advice.
News: Tempe Won't Contribute to Boy Scouts
The City of Tempe has told United Way that none of its donations should go to the Boy Scouts. The About Guide to Tempe has all the local details.
Note: AFA Reacts to John Hancock Ad
Take a look at what they're asking their supporters to do then follow-up with your own comments to John Hancock --- this is important even if you've already contacted John Hancock on this issue.
Note: UFMCC Looks at Dutch Marriage
They like what they see and plan to keep up the pressure to create equal marriage rights in the U.S.
Tidbit: Cliff Spires on Laura Schlessinger
Cliff Spires talks about Schlessinger's new show, and what he thinks it may look like.
To Do List: Thank John Hancock
John Hancock recognizes gay and lesbian families. They're going to get guff, let's make sure we recognize their effort.
Youth Evangelism: Misguided and Misleading Souls
They're trying to save souls --- but is it at the cost of lives?
Defenders of the Faith?
We hear from (hopefully not) the best and the brightest of the Pope defenders.
Il[l] Papa --- Pope Seeking Second Cheek from Gays and Lesbians?
There's a reason that the Pope didn't include homosexuals in his apologia --- he isn't sorry. The Pope lashes out at gays and lesbians.
Boy Scout Case (No Jews or Blacks or Women or Irish Allowed)
The United States Supreme Court says that the New Jersey Supreme Court was wrong in Boy Scout case: Irrational discrimination against gays and lesbians is allowed.
Lazio Skips Out on Gay and Lesbian New York
Senate candidate Rick Lazio refused to take part in the New York Pride Parade. The shots are coming from every corner and he doesn't seem to care.
Big Three (Automakers) Add DP
Detroit has finally come to the party in the form of domestic partner health benefits for employees of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
March on Washington Woes Continue
The ride was never easy, and post-March news isn't any better than the infighting that lead up to the event.
Navy Demands that Gay Midshipman Pay $67,000
Even though the Navy admits that Watkins is the victim of "error and injustice" and that making him reimburse the government violates Pentagon policy.
No Longer Parents?
Mississippi attempts to ban adoptions by gay and lesbian parents for now, in the future, and retroactively.
Ruling on HIV/AIDS Discrimination
Chattanooga, Tennessee Busted for HIV Discrimination
Vermont & Marriage
The Vermont state senate tries to take a step backwards.