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"Remember the basis of USA democracy: The majority can not vote to remove the civil rights from the minority". HEADLINES: SEARCH (CTRL Key + F Key) TYPE IN THE NAME. TRANSLATOR ENGLISH to? (COPY NEWS & PASTE IN SPACE
WASHINGTON DC. SEN. WAYNE ALLARD R. OF COLORADO INTRODUCED A SANITY OF MARRIAGE AMENDMENT TO THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION-THEN SENATOR SAM BROWNBECK CONTINUED THE BIGORITY SPEACHES IN THE SENATE WITH DIVORCE AT NEARLY 50%. HOW CAN THE SENATE WASTE THE SENATES TIME ON GAY MARRIAGE REVOLT, WHEN WE HAVE SO MANY OTHER IMPORTANT PROBLEMS. THEY SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OF OFFICE. SENATOR FRIST ALSO IS THE LEADER OF THE MOVEMENT FOR BIGOTRY PROCLAIM BY THE PRESIDENT BUSH.(WHO IT IS RUMORED AS HAVING MARRIAGE PROBLEMS HIMSELF) GAYS HAVE FAMILIES ALSO (THE PERKS GIVEN TO MARRIEDS OF THE USA, IS WHAT IS AT STAKE (FRIPRO NEWS) THIS DEBATE IS ABOUT POLITICS AND BIGOTRY.
"Remember the basis of USA democracy: The majority can not vote to remove the civil rights from the minority". That is why we have the courts to intrepit the constitution of the USA. The senate does nopt have the right to take away equal protection under the law.
REID PETITION TO SENATOR FRIST, SIGN IT NOW HERE OR Call your senator now at (202) 224-3121 Urge them to vote against the Federal Marriage ACT today. The Senate should be working on real issues - not writing discrimination into the Constitution. FRIPRO NEWS
Matt Daniels, president of the Alliance for Marriage, drafted the constitutional amendment, said the White House does not want to appear to be driving the debate but expressed satisfaction that Bush comes through at key moments. So you see who is behind this insult to Gay's Americans! The White house and the Senate can not even daft this constitutional amendment! Alliance for Marriage is dictating to Americans how to vote! (FRIPRO NEWS)
NETHERLANDS Dutch gay deportations put on hold. Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk has bowed to pressure from parliament and agreed to extend her stay of a controversial plan to deport Iranians who are gay or Christian.
White House event for Monday in which President Bush will reiterate his support for a constitutional amendment to prevent states from recognizing same-sex marriages. (this is a political ploy to please conservative Republicans. "Rose Garden addresses have historically been reserved for occasions of unity and justice," said Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, in a written statement. "Unfortunately, President Bush will break with history and use the Rose Garden as a backdrop to promote discrimination against a group of Americans."
BUSH BACKS GAY-MARRIAGE BAN in RADIO ADDRESS WHILE THE COUNTRY LITERALLY BURNS: President promotes a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the eve of a scheduled Senate vote. This is fundamentally both a civil rights and religious freedom issue and the president's position of supporting amending the constitution is just dead wrong," said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. (NOTE "The president firmly believes that marriage is an enduring and sacred institution between men and women and has supported measures to protect the sanctity of marriage," (Why not add to the bill "NO DIVORCE FOR MARRIED' S" IF IT IS SUCH A SANCTITY (FRIPRO NEWS EDITORIAL)
IF THE WHITE HOUSE IS SO INSISTING THAT MARRIAGE IS FOR A MAN AND A WOMEN, THEN WHY NOT OUTLAW DIVORCE FOR THEM? Call the Whitehouse at 1 202 456 1111 and speak to the presidents staff and voice you opinion on this important subject. "Remember the basis of USA democracy: The majority can not vote to remove the civil rights from the minority". FRIPRO NEWS
HELP SOULFORCE FIGHT SENATOR FRISK WITH BILL BOARDS Soulforce Launches Billboard Campaign as the Senate Readies to Vote on Federal Marriage Amendment. ( A THOUGHT THAT THE CHURCHES AND THE SENATE WANT THE GAYS LOCKED OUT OF MARRIAGE SO MUCH, THEY OUGHT TO ALSO ADD TO THE BILL THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO DIVORCE! FOR THE MAN AND WOMEN FRIPRO NEWS EDITORIAL)
MADRID SPAIN. Spain’s parliament has given initial backing to a bill which proposes the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. The new law will insert a paragraph into the Civil Code reading ‘marriage will meet the same conditions and will have the same effects be the parties of the same or different sexes.’
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ORLANDO FLA USA/GAY DAYS AT DISNEY WORLD 135,000 queer revelers descend upon the Orlando area during the first weekend of June (AT The designation of the Magic Kingdom as the official meeting place on the first Saturday in June slither into your tightest red T-shirt. It's time once again for Disney's Gay Days! Here's your insider guide!
ATLANTA GEORGIA GAY MARRIAGE GETS QUICK APPEAL Georgia's highest court agrees to hear oral arguments on June 27 on a motion to reinstate the state's constitutional ban of gay marriage, and a decision could come anytime thereafter.
CARIO EGYPT Egyptian government has begun to note political activity online and is taking steps to rein it in. "Blogging was a new but growing phenomenon. The government is monitoring, and it doesn't like" what it sees, said Gamal Eid, director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information. Publicity about the recent demonstrations, with pictures of beatings and arrests spreading throughout the Egyptian press, on Arabic satellite television stations. Egypt's President is a dictator and can not be trusted! Travel warning for EGYPT
IRAQI INGRATES and ILLEGAL ALIENS The Common Voice - Greenville,SC,USA We need those National Guard troops currently deployed in Iraq back home and on our own borders to stem the tide of millions of illegal aliens entering the US. ...
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE ORGANIZATION PROBLEMS, FIND A CLUB IN YOUR STATE\ "When people hear 'gay,' they block out the rest and they don't hear the 'straight' part of the alliance," says Talia.
SPEAK OUT ON THE WAR TO THE WHITEHOUSE, ALSO THE ONE MAN ONE WOMEN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Can you imagine that Senator Frist spends the senates time on Gay marriage bill then goes on a long week holiday, while our men fight in Iraq? They do not care for average Americans they portent to represent. Call the Whitehouse at 1 202 456 1111 and speak to the presidents staff and voice you opinion on these two important subject. Of course wait tell Tuesday as the Whitehouse is on vacation also! Our troops are not in vacation!) FRIPRO NEWS
Cindy Sheehan, a softly spoken and courageous US anti-war activist, took Australia by storm on a whirlwind tour of Australia last week. “It’s so urgent that we get off our butts and try to stop this bullshit war for profit in Iraq”, was the challenge Sheehan threw out to Australian activists.“This war is not about WMDs, or terrorism. It’s about controlling Iraq’s natural resources so that Exxon, Haliburton, Bechtel and Blackwater Security and other US corporations can profit.”FRIPRO NEWS
I MIGHT BE GAY WHAT DO I DO? "Stand up for what you believe in, and don't listen to what hatemongers have to say. Stay proud and confident"--James, age 17. YOUTH.ORG was formed to provide for the needs of GLBT youth. MORE ACTUAL GAY YOUNG MAN'S COMING OUT
MOTHERS OF GAYS SONS, HOMOSEXUALITY INHERITED Scientists have reported that they've found an "extremely unusual" trait in the cells of some mothers with two or more gay sons, providing more evidence to suggest that homosexuality might be inherited. Mothers of multiple gay sons were about six times more likely than other women to process their X chromosomes in a certain way, researchers discovered. Dr. Ionel Sandovici, Babraham Institute in Cambridge, England COMMENTS
MOSCOW POLICE breakup Moscow's first gay pride parade
Парад гордости moscow's breakup ПОЛИЦИЙ MOSCOW первый gay FRIPRO NEWS
MOSCOW GAY'S ASSULTED IN BLOODY BREAKUP OF GAY PRIDE 1000 Police quickly moved in as the first half-dozen rally participants arrived carrying flowers. They were joined by about 100 religious and nationalist extremists who kicked and punched some of the activists. As Volker Beck, a Green member of Germany's national parliament, was giving a TV interview, about 20 nationalist youths surrounded him and punched him in his face, bloodying his nose US-RUSSIA-GAYS FRIPRO NEWS
MOSCOW GAY'S ASSULTED В КРОВОПРОЛИТНОМ BREAKUP GAY ГОРДОСТИ 1000 полиций быстро двинул внутри по мере того как первый half-dozen участники раллиа приехал цветки нося. Они были соединены около 100 вероисповедным и nationalist экстремистами пнули и пробили некоторые из актуариев Как Beck Volker, зеленый член парламента Германии национального, дал интервью tv, около 20 nationalist молодостей окружили его и пробили его в его стороне, bloodying его нос..GAY PRIDE FRIPRO NEWS
NEW YORK NY GAY RUGBY TOURMAMENT The Bingham Cup, a rugby tournament open to gay teams, will be held this weekend. It pays tribute to Bingham, who was gay and believed to be one of the passengers who fought hijackers on the United flight that crashed in rural Pennsylvania five years ago. "Mark's legacy was that he showed a lot of people that a gay man can be a good athlete in a rough contact sport like rugby
CAN YOU TOP THIS--Senator Frist republican majority leader in the Senate today, ties up the Senate to pass an amendment (On June 5 2006) to the US Constitution call the " Marriage Protection Act". Just think how many problems the country has and he is fooling you all with this ridiculous amending . Why is he doing this? Because Bush promised the religious right (who elected him) to get the Gay's out of their so call sacred marriage. It is not the marriage rights but the perks that go with marriage that is at stake. Sr. Frist says it is the Judges versa the Senate. (Don't forget: "Remember the basis of USA democracy: The majority can not vote to remove the civil rights from the minority". Now the GAYS and straight unmarrieds had better get their act together in a hurry1 FRIPRO NEWS
ROSE HILL, Mauritius - Hundreds of gays and lesbians staged the first gay rights march on the largely conservative Indian Ocean island on Saturday, shocking afternoon shoppers in the bustling town of Rose Hill. Mauritius, located off the southeast coast of Africa, has a population of 1.2 million made up of Hindus, Catholics and Muslims. (al-fatiha news)(Reuters)
HRC WEEKLY VIDEO ADDRESS The Human Rights Campaign has launched an aggressive campaign to fight back against the extremists who are intent on making gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans second-class citizens. Today, you can help us drown out their hateful rhetoric by taking these three simple steps: HRC
Clergy for Fairness With the Senate scheduled to vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) during the week of June 5, members of the organization -- which describes itself as "a broad coalition of mainstream religious voices" -- gathered on Capitol Hill to speak out against the measure. Rev. Paul Simmons, director of the Center for Ethics at the University of Louisville, called the amendment "misguided, prejudicial and unwarranted legislation." "We are united in our opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment for a number of reasons, including religious liberty and the separation of church and state. IF THE WHITE HOUSE IS SO INSISTING THAT MARRIAGE IS FOR A MAN AND A WOMEN THEN WHY NOT OUTLAW DIVORCE also? Call the Whitehouse at 1 202 456 1111 and speak to the presidents staff and voice you opinion on these two important subject. Of course wait tell Tuesday as the Whitehouse is on vacation also! Our troops are not On vacation!) FRIPRO NEWS
"Remember the basis of USA democracy: The majority can not vote to remove the civil rights from the minority".
"Send In The Guard" is a really dumb idea. What Guard? Almost all the National Guard is already tied down in that quagmire in Iraq. The idea that they can do this enormous, long-term job (on the Mexican border) during annual two-week training stints, is a bad joke. (TPMCafe - New York, NY,USA)
Jerusalem Open House congratulates Palestinian activist on award Rauda Morcos, who will be presented with the Felipa de Souza Award by the International Gay & ... Jerusalem Open House is the largest GLBT organization in Israel.
WASHINGTON DC SENATOR IMHOF'S AMENDMENT MAKING ENGLISH THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE (LATE BULLITEN PASSED 63 TO 34 A HISTORIC AMMENDMENT) IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Imholf amendment adopts an idea that Immigrants that are illegal must learn and speak English. Must know American history and makes gov. business in English only. Our National Language is English. I congratulate the Senate for placing this amendment in the immigration bill. We can not let our country fall into a bilingual status look at other countries that have permitted bilinguals, example CANADA! Urge our senators today, to pass this English only law!I WAS SORRY AND AMAZED TO SEE THAT KERRY AND MRS CLINTON VOTED AGAINST IT!!
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA USA- The Rev. Elder Nancy L. Wilson, Moderator of the world’s largest predominantly gay Christian denomination, today expressed outrage at plans by U.S. President George Bush to deploy 6000 National Guard troops along the Mexican border. Her reasons are well intended, but (FRIPRO NEWS is opposed to amnesty in any form! (THIS IS THE SAME POSITION THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS TAKING, IS IT BECAUSE THE ILLEGAL's HELP FILL THE RANK AND FILE OF THE CHURCH?) MORE
ATLANTA, GEORGIA USA, throws out Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriage – A county judge has used a technicality saying voter approval of the measure was gathered in violation of a rule limiting ballot questions to one subject, reported the Associated Press today. The ban was approved in 2004 after 76% of Georgia voters indicated their support for the amendment. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance C. Russell said voters should have been given the opportunity to indicate if they supported some measure of legal status for same-sex relationships. "Remember the basis of USA democracy: The majority can not vote to remove the civil rights from the minority". FRIPRO NEWS, VIA ACJ NEWS
NEW ZEALAND International Day Against Homophobia, May 17 or who are labelled as homosexual takes place in many countries across the world. ... In the meantime, a wide number of events are taking place in other countries. The United Nations is being petitioned to make this day official. The day was endorsed by the European Parliament in January, when it passed a motion condemning homophobia. In the meantime, a wide number of events are taking place in other countries. In Canada, where the idea was launched, there is considerable public support. In the United Kingdom, a motion supporting the day has been tabled in the House of Commons, and a one-minute silence is being observed. In New Zealand unfortunately, IDAHO has received little publicity.
IS IT LEGAL? SPYING ELECTRONICALLY? There are three laws that say it is not. 1978 Requires a court order for foreign Surveillance to gather phone records. 1934 law requires phone companies to protect customer privacy. And the forth amendment forbids unreasonable search and seizures! This is very important to the Gay community as well as straights. (Spying by the gov. on Americans must stop, undermines US freedoms and threatens us all! Hitler did the same thing, and the German people were asleep before it was too late! FRIPRO NEWS via USA Today)
BORAS SWEDEN It might not be up there with San Francisco and Sydney on the list of international gay destinations, but Borås is the best place in Sweden for gay, bisexual and transgendered people to live. That's according to a new survey by Swedish gay organization RFSL.
TEHRAN IRAN STATE MURDERS THOUSANDS OF GAYS The Iranian exile gay group Homan has claimed that 4,000 people have been executed for sodomy since 1979. The OutRage! report said an attempt to set up a gay organization in the early 1980s led to 70 executions, and that around 100 gays were sentenced to death following a raid on a private party in 1992. "A very large number were executed in the province of Khuzestan, secret hangings in prison, and "a pattern of framing gay people on charges of kidnap, rape and pedophilia."TRAVEL WARNING FOR GAYS, FRIPRO NEWS via al-fatiha news)
WEEKEND HONOLULU NATIONAL GUARD IRAQ WARRIORS "Rosa, along with his roommate in Iraq, Spc. Damien K. Place, 22 think we should "bring the boys home" from Iraq. "They should let them (the Iraqis) take over now. who in some cases had been part of the reserve force for 25 years, found themselves pulled away from families and home, jobs and everything familiar. Relationships get strained, divorces rise, and experts say that family problems get exacerbated during deployments. (WE OWE THEM A LOT, BUT CONGRESS COULD CARE LESS)
BUSH SET TO SEND NATIONAL GUARD TO THE BORDER! President Bush tried to ease the worries of his Mexican counterpart yesterday as he prepared for a nationally televised address tonight unveiling a plan to send thousands of National Guard troops to help seal the nation's southern border against illegal immigrants. (ITS ABOUT TIME, BUT THE POOR NATIONAL GUARD, THEY HAVE 40% OF THE FIGHTING IN IRAQ- NOW THIS. WE SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT THEM HOME TO DO THIS YEARS AGO! FRIPRO NEWS)
BERLIN GERMANY A German gay man who murdered, then ate, a man he met on the Internet in March 2001 is sentenced to life imprisonment.
The last time Congress raised the minimum wage was back in 1997 - but, they have raised their own pay eight times since then! .... HILLARY CLINTON
Jerusalem Gays Gearing Up For World Pride Celebration International GLBT Youth conference, Despite mounting pressure from far right religious groups the organizers for this summer's World Pride march and celebration say everything is going ahead smoothly. World Pride will be held in Jerusalem from August 6 - 12 and is expected to draw thousands of people from around the world.
With a constitutional marriage ban appearing 15 votes short of Senate passage, right-wingers haven't given up trying to run their pressure ad. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON YOUR SENATORS
ISRAEL IS RATED THE WORLD's SIXTH-LARGEST NUCLEAR POWER. Also the 4th largest military power in the world, to be the only nuclear power in the Middle East and the world’s sixth country to acquire atomic weapons, a title its government has never admitted nor denied, according to an article on AFP. Despite its policy of ambiguity, Israel’s nuclear arsenal is estimated between 200 and 300 warheads.
LONDON UK. London mayor welcomes EuroPride Next month's London festivities include sports, arts and cultural events, and wind up July 1 with a parade expected to draw 500,000 people.
MOSCOW RUSSIA. PLANNED PRIDE HEADING FOR A SHOWDOWN Despite a threat from Mayor Yuri Luzhkov that he "will not permit such parades," GLBT people are expected to stage Moscow's first gay-pride march May 27."Over the last days, and despite the fact that our site http://www.gayrussia.ru/en was hacked and offline for 12 hours last Monday, gays and straights -- said that after the recent events, they will definitely take part," said one of the organizers, Nikolai Alekseev. http://www.gayrussia.ru/upload/bx/MoscowFestivalFinalEng.pdf
MOSCOW РОССИЯ. ЗАПЛАНИРОВАННАЯ РУБРИКА ГОРДОСТИ ДЛЯ а SHOWDOWN несмотря на угрозу от мэра Ыури Лузюков что он "не позволит такие парады,"ы, что ставят люди GLBT moscow's первый гаы-gordosti 27 -го май -го марш."над последними днями, и http://www.gayrussia.ru/en был прорублен и offline на 12 часа последний понедельник, gays и straights -- сказанные после недавних случаев, они определенно примут участие,"сказал один из устроителей, Nikolai Alekseev.
The U.S. should withdraw troops immediately, close all bases in Iraq and turn peacekeeping over to an unarmed Arab force. "We are the problem. When we leave, problem solved," MORE Seattletimes
HOW TO START A GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE CLUB IN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL There are roughly 3,500 gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in high schools across the country. These student-run groups help to promote dialogue, understanding and safe environments for all youth in schools across the nation.
OTTAWA ONTAQRIO CANADA. Peace Mom Wants Troops Out of Iraq and Afghanistan Embassy - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Cindy Sheehan, who became famous for camping out at George W. Bush's Texas ranch after her son died in Iraq, says Canada should grant asylum to US army deserters, and is opposed to the media ban on fallen soldiers' homecomings.
THIRTY NINE ARRESTED IN WAKE OF MOSCOW PROTEST A second night of anti-GLBT demonstrations in Moscow, this time at the city's best-known gay club, is followed by 39 arrests.
30 9 АРЕСТОВАННЫХ В БОДРСТВОВАНИИ ночи а ПРОТЕСТА MOSCOW второй демонстраций anti-GLBT в moscow, это время на клубе города best-known gay, следует за 39 арестованиями.
NATIONAL GUARD UNDER-EQUIPPED FOR HURRICANES State based equipment left in Iraq. Governors have asked Pres. Bush to replace this equipment, as they will not be able to handle a big storm like Katrina! (More of the same from the White House, waste our national defense on Iraq)
Is The Link Between GLBT and Immigrant Rights? Basic
Rights Oregon - Portland,OR,USA
What is the link between GLBT and immigrant rights? ... As a GLBT person, you would have no legal recourse if your émigré partner is denied entry at the boarder. ...
Nine men detained in a Cameroon prison for nearly a year on suspicion of homosexuality have been released, international gay rights advocates said Friday. The men were part of a group of 17 men arrested in May at a nightclub believed to be frequented by gay men and lesbians. Homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison, according to Section 347 of Cameroon's penal code. THE COMPLAINING MAY HAVE HELPED? (PlanetOut Network)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, Skinheads, Militants Disrupt Gay Night at Moscow Club A group of skinheads and elderly Russian women holding religious icons disrupted a gay night at a Moscow nightclub, forcing clubbers to be evacuated by bus, media reported Monday....
MOSCOW, РОССИЯ, Skinheads, Militants нарушают gay ночу на группе в составе а клуба moscow skinheads и пожилые русские женщины держа вероисповедные иконы нарушили gay ночу на nightclub moscow, принуждающ clubbers быть эвакуированным шиной, средства сообщили понедельник....
INTERESTING THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S ILLEGAL'S! Those business that have closed because of possible illegal immigrants not showing up for work, are telegraphing that they hire illegal's and should be considered for fines for violating US immigration laws. (FRIPRO NEWS EDITORIAL)
NEW YORK NY GLSEN®, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, today announced that an unprecedented numbers of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) and other co-curricular student clubs have taken part in early registration for GLSEN's 10th national Day of Silence®...APRIL 26, 2006.
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Russia on Tuesday launched a satellite at the Svobodny cosmodrome in the Far East, for Israel. The Israelis say will be used to spy on Iran's nuclear program. Said Alexei Kuznetsov, a spokesman for the Russian military space forces.
MOSCOW, Россия (ap) -- Россия на вторнике запустила спутник на cosmodrome Svobodny в Дальнем Востоке, для Израиля. Израильтянин говорят будут использованы для того чтобы шпионить на программе Ирана ядерной. Сказанное Alexei Kuznetsov, оратор для русских воинских усилий космоса
RANDI RHODES SPEAKS OUT ON A POSSIBLE NUKE WAR Retired AND serving (through Rep. John Murtha) generals alike are revolting and for damn good reason. The unnecessary corporate war in Iraq is an unequivocal bloody disaster, Bush & Co. has gutted and sadistically abused the military and our veterans, and the Brass must now work to prevent these madmen from starting a NUCLEAR WAR! Talk to your friends, forward this newsl, write to your representatives, wear a T-shirt…something, anything. To our Straight and Gay readers, do not let this happen! Bush popularity is so low that he would start a Nuclear War just to get it back, like he did on 911)
ISRAEL. will consider gay marriage, according to its Supreme Court. Oral arguments from a group of gay people who married in Canada will be heard at the end of May according to reports from a gay news website. The couples married in Canada, where same sex marriage is legal, and then returned to their homes in Israel, where they hope to have their ceremonies recognized. Their lawyer, Onn Stock, is expected to only ask for gay marriages from outside Israel to be granted, (Gay News Blog)
EDITORIAL: With our government threatening to commit nuclear genocide in Iran to prevent Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon and George's insistence that he can commit any crime and flush our constitution down the toilet because "we are a nation at war," even though he is the one who deceived us into this very same war, it is now more urgent and imperative than ever to stand up with us and be counted for peace and justice. (CINDY SHEEHAN in Crawford Texas, Camp Casey) Camp Casey is the home of everyone and anyone working for peace and justice COMPLETE TEXT BY CINDY SHEEHAN
WENYI WANG acted rudely when she yelled and waved a banner at visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao during his White House appearance Thursday. The Secret Service was right to hustle her off the grounds. President Bush was right to apologize. But does Ms. Wang deserve to go to prison for six months? (What about the young China man, that stood down the tanks in Teniman Square in China?) Is our freedom of speech being suppressed in the USA also?
BRUSSELS BELGIUM GAY COUPLES GET ADOPTION RIGHTS The Belgian parliament has narrowly approved a bill to grant same-sex couples equal rights in adoption. "It is a memorable day for the children of gays. Finally they earn the right of a worthy legal link with both their parents," said Mieke Stessens of the Belgian Federation of Gays
The free and open Internet is under seige—can you sign this petition letting your member of Congress know you support preserving Network Neutrality? Click here: SAVE THE INTERNET.
SERIOUS GAY BASHING ON THE ISLAND OF ST. MAARTEN Two CBS television producers were severely gay-bashed April 6 on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, according to Florida’s WFOR-TV. Evening News senior producer Richard Jefferson and 48 Hours producer-researcher Ryan Smith were beaten with a tire iron outside the Sunset Beach Bar by four men and two women who identified themselves as gay-bashers. The assailants had harassed the men earlier inside Bamboo Bernies nightclub, as well.
China sociologist pushes for gay marriage A famous Chinese sociologist will submit a proposal for same-sex marriage to the country's top political advisory body as it meets in Beijing.
S. Koreans make gay movie a success A gay-themed movie has racked up big box-office in South Korea, making it the third most popular film in the conservative country.
BAGHDAD IRAQ Since the US-led invasion, gays are being killed because of their sexual orientation. They blame the increase in violence on the growing influence of religious figures and militia groups in Iraq since Saddam Hussein was ousted. Islam considers homosexuality sinful. A website published in the name of Ayatollah Sistani, Iraq's most revered Shia cleric, says gays should be put to death. Is Islam GLBT's enemy? (via AL FADA NEWS)
Figures for the number of children being raised in GLBT households in the U.S. vary wildly. Estimates range between 2 million and 13 million, with the 2000 U.S. Census data on the low end and The American Civil Liberties Union on the high end. The American Bar Association’s Family Law Section found that gay parents are raising about 8 to 10 million children nationwide.
CHICAGO ILL. USA QUESTIONING YOUTH DROPIN CENTERS , GLBT YOUTH HELP A safe and respectful environment for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trangender, Questioning Youth, and Allies in the Chicagoland area. We provide social, educational, and recreational programming, including HIV prevention, speakers, discussions, and game nights.
EXCELLENT REVIEW OF BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN MOVIE this unique review of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is something I (Michael Stailey Board Member, Questioning Youth Center) feel should be shared with the GLBT community. Feel free to pass it along.
Sheehan's daughter visits Crawford war protest camp CRAWFORD, Texas - Cindy Sheehan's oldest daughter joined her Saturday for the first time at a war protest near President Bush's ranch. ...San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
AMSTERDAM — Immigration and Integration Minister Rita Verdonk has bowed to pressure from parliament and agreed not to deport Iranian gay people and Christian converts for the time being. The Minister told MPs on Wednesday afternoon she would extend a previous moratorium on the expulsions. She took the decision when it became clear a majority of MPs doubt whether the rejected asylum seekers would be safe in Iran.MORE
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NEWS: Australian gov’t says it will
oppose any new gay civil union laws
— Prime Minister John Howard said he did not intend to allow the institution of marriage "to be in any way undermined," the BBC reported March 30. Leaders in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) introduced a bill on same-sex civil unions .Southern Voice NEWS
GENEVA SWISS. "I am pleased to bring you greetings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of the XXIII World Conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association. His Holiness opposes violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and urges respect, tolerance, and the full recognition of human rights for all. (The Tibet Bureau Office of the Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama)
BEIJING CHINA A SECOND TRY (IN CHINESE) TO PROJECT ITS VOICE IN CHINA Aibai Culture and Education Center, a Beijing-based group serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, launched a Chinese language website (www.aibai.cn) at the end of March after access to a similar site, hosted on an overseas server, was blocked last year. Aibai (爱白) is the initiative of a Chinese gay couple who, in 1999, created a personal weblog, 'Aiqing Baipishu' (爱情白皮书, 'White Paper on Love') to share their story with the wider gay community, and then began also to post Chinese translations of material from international publications. ENGLISH REPORT TRANSLATION MORE CONGRATULATION TO AIBAI.CN (FRIPRO NEWS)
UK BIOLOGICAL MOM LOOSES CUSTODY TO EX A U.K. court rules that two girls should be taken from their biological mother to live with her former lesbian partner, who helped raise them
STATE SANCTIONED MURDER For the gay community, foreign affairs used to mean an exotic one-night stand with a hottie from a foreign land? Today, however, gay and lesbian people are increasingly subjected to horrifying images of their brothers and sisters getting maimed and murdered overseas. Sure, we always knew such abuses occurred, but we weren't actually confronted with them. However, as the world shrinks, it is harder to get lost in our myopia, while the anti-gay dystopia is beamed into our daily lives.
ON HBO ROSIE O'DONNELL'S CRUISE FOR GAY FAMILIES Did she intend to raise her children to be gay?, the reporter asked. ... "I said, 'I can't raise them to be gay any more than I can raise them to be tall.' " ..."The illusion about gay people is that it's all about sex. ...(MY PARTNER'S AND MY KIDS (TWO BOYS AND A GIRL) ARE ALL STRAIGHT) WORLD GET WITH IT.
MUMBAI: INDIA.MORE BIG DAY FOR GAY INDIA! For the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community in India. A petition, filed by the Naz Foundation seeking a reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, will finally be heard by the Delhi High Court. The petition, filed in 2001, was thrown out of the high court two years later, on the grounds that Naz had no locus standi to file it. Following an appeal, the Supreme Court directed the High Court to hear the case again, which will begin today.
WASHINGTON DC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SUPPORT GROWS FOR REPEAL OF DON'T ASK DON'T TELL HOUSE has 114 bipartisan co-sponsors, more than half the support needed for passage. (THIS IS GREAT NOW IF THE HOUSE WOULD DO THIS BEFORE THE ELECTION IT WOULD HELP OUR TROOPS)
GAY PROM Young people walked with their date, at St. Louis’ hip City Museums onto the red carpet and into the event. Upon entering the room, it was hard not to be drawn to the decorations. Black tables, filled with young people enjoying the wonderful spread of food. The prom, presented by Growing American Youth (GAY) — a group that offers youth support and socialization — was nothing less than spectacular. Gay proms are now being held world wide! (Reason, the straight community will not let them in!)
News Freed Canadian hostage hid being gay from
TORONTO (AP)-—-Fears that Iraqi captors might harm a Canadian hostage if they knew he was gay forced his partner to remain silent as loved ones called for an end to the ordeal, a director from the freed hostage’s aid group said March 27. During his four months of captivity, James Loney&r...
WHAT I KNOW! The Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New York City went on and again , AND gay Americans were excluded to the shame of the USA. Reuters UK reports.
NOGALES MEXICO Troops. Barricades. Guns. On the border, this is the vocabulary of U.S.-Mexico relations. Here at one of the busiest crossing points, dingy metal walls separate the United States from Mexico, rich from poor. The walls are spray-painted with crude images of American border patrol. 1.17 million people, the great majority of them Mexican migrants, were arrested by U.S. agents for illegal border crossing between October 2004 and October 2005...(Also in Detroit my son's construction Job of $18.00 per hour was replaced by a illegal at $9 per hour putting my boy out of work. Who say the illegals are only taking jobs that American do not want that is a Gov. lie!)
Senate Immigration Bill Eases Gay Discrimination - While bi-national same-sex couples will continue to face discrimination under the Senate-proposed program. The Senate bill and within the larger immigration system," the advocates stated. "Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants, as well as their U.S. citizen partners continue to be devalued as their relationships go unrecognized." (The USA let illegal immigrants enter the county but will not legalize the entry of Gay's who have over seas partners!)
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN TAKES TOP GLAAD MOVIE AWARD The story of a troubled love affair between two cowboys, has taken the top film prize from GLAAD.
Family of Iraq hostage hid that he is gay Efforts to secure the release of Christian peace activist James Loney from captivity in Iraq involved concealing his identity as a gay man.
COUNTDOWN TO GAY GAMES IN CHICAGO CONTINUES JOSE “JERRY” BENITEZ can not wait, (PHOTO)
LONDON UK FATWAH ISSUED SUPPORTS KILLING GAYS! Anti-gay fatwah from leading Iraqi cleric draws protests. The British gay-rights group Outrage held a protest on March 18 over a fatwah issued by Shiite Iraqi leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani that supports the killing of gay people "in the most severe way." According to media reports, Sistani’s website posts the following...
GAY ATLANTA IN BLACK AND WHITE SEPERATE BARS CHURCHES signs of segregation or just different cultures? Spend any weekend in a black gay club in Atlanta, and it’s easy to see why this city is considered a mecca for African-American gay men and lesbians. Thousands of people cram into every inch of the 14,000-square foot Atlanta Live (Club 708) each Saturday for the party hosted by Traxx, and the wall-to-wall.
LESBIAN MOVES INTO TENNIS NO.1 SPOT Amelie Mauresmo of France takes over the No. 1 spot in the WTA rankings from Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
ISRAEL. US MILITARY COULD LEARN FROM ISRAEL ex-IDF officer says . Even with its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, “The United States is the only democracy that discriminates against gays in the military,” he said.
School sued for ban on gay-straight club The ACLU sues a Georgia high school for banning a gay-straight alliance that students hoped would end taunts ignored by teachers.)
VICTORIA AUSTRALIA Gay and Lesbian Rights lobby spokesman David Scamell said students as young as 10 realised they were homosexual and schools should talk about homosexuality, tolerance and respect in the classroom. Adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg said at least 10 per cent of high school students were attracted to the same sex.
Senator DeWine get real or you may be thrown out of the Senate for you bigotry! CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR OBJECTION TO THE FEDERAL MARRIAGE ACT
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