Monday, May 26, 2008

GLBT DIGEST May 26, 2008

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-Circumcision Gains Ground As AIDS Weapon In Kenya
Sitting underneath the bright murals at a clinic, 22-year-old Elijah Ochandagestures at his shorts and explains: ``When they remove this thing, it makesyou safer.''

-Cannes Stars Raise $10M For AIDS Research
The Material Girl parted with a few personal possessions - a custom-madewhite guitar and the contents of her handbag - at a benefit to raise moneyfor AIDS research.

-NY Gov: Clinton Should Stop Mich. Fla. Effort
New York Gov. David Paterson, a superdelegate who supports Hillary RodhamClinton, said she's showing "a little desperation" and should give up hereffort to count votes from renegade primaries in Michigan and Florida.

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-Sao Paulo: Gay Pride Parade Draws Millions
Millions of people waving rainbow flags and wearing lavish Carnival costumesdanced and cheered their way through South America's largest city on Sundayto celebrate gay pride and demand an end to homophobia and sexism. Gay men,lesbians and cross-dressers paraded down the skyscraper-lined AvenidaPaulista, Sao Paulo's financial heart, to the beat of loud music blasted offmore than 20 sound trucks.

-$50 Billion Needed for Global AIDS Control
As Congress considers the renewal of PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Planfor AIDS Relief), the successful US global AIDS program, over the comingweeks, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) President Michael Weinstein offersthe following commentary regarding what is needed in the global fightagainst HIV/AIDS: "A battle has begun to rage in Washington about howAmerica should approach global AIDS. The good news is that virtuallyeveryone believes that funding the global battle to combat the disease is agreat idea. As is so often the case in Washington, the battle lines havebeen drawn in a fashion that produces more heat than light.

It's been just more than a year since local transgender teen Rochelle Evansmade headlines by fighting her school district for the right to be called"she" and to be herself. Now Evans says this year was even harder than thelast. It all started when Evans' mom and dad got divorced after her fathercouldn't handle the transition from Rodney to Rochelle.

-Northeastern Student Alleges Gay Bashing
Daniel D'Orsi, a 22-year-old Northeastern student, was assaulted and robbed in the early morning hours of May 6 outside Fritz bar in the South End.
D'Orsi, whose injuries were severe enough to require reconstructive surgery to repair his collapsed cheekbone, said the assailant shouted anti-gay slurs at him during the assault. Boston Police are currently investigating the incident as a straightforward assault and robbery rather than as a hate crime.

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-Gay Tory confirmed as chair of London Fire and Emergency Planning
Brian Coleman has been unanimously recommended to the Mayor of London as thenew chairman of the city's Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

-UK is "committed to promoting LGBT rights overseas"
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed that it will engage withforeign governments about the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transpeople.


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