Monday, November 03, 2008

GLBT DIGEST - November 03, 2008

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Washington Post
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-Teen Pregnancies Tied to TV Sex
Study says teens who watch a lot of sexual content on TV are more likely than peers to get pregnant.

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-Sacha Baron Cohen crashes LA rally as 'Bruno'
Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as his alter ego Bruno on Sunday by crashing a rally in support of a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California. The British comedian is working on a film based on the fictional character Bruno, a gay Austrian fashion reporter who conducted gag interviews on HBO's "Da Ali G Show.",0,557653.story

Steve Rothaus
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-Father and son have double wedding Sunday in California
This photo and news release were sent to me Monday from Damon Romine, entertainment media director for GLAAD:

Pink News - UK
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-Malaysian police target gay people in Saturday afternoon raids
More than 70 men were arrested in a series of raids by police in Malaysia. It is reported that Chinese, US and European citizens are among them.

Daily Queer News
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-Gay and Republican: Caught Between Two Stereotypes
Drew Harper sits on the fence between what is stereotypical and what is not. He is a Tisch freshman who styles his hair in a faux-hawk. He is also a gay Republican.He supports the party's principles and is distrustful of Big Government. He also believes in gay marriage, though he thinks the issue should be left to individual states. "I believe in states' rights," he says. Were his home state of Washington to vote on gay marriage, he says it would pass easily. He admits that this wouldn't help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens who live in South Dakota. But it's a conservative ideology he shares: localized government and personal liberty. Harper is not alone. The gay political group Log Cabin Republicans says that about one in four members of the gay community is a registered Republican. A national grass-roots movement, Log Cabin works within the Republican Party to promote unity among its members. On its website, the organization's mission statement parallels gay and lesbian equality with the GOP's "core principles of smaller government and personal freedom." Read more

-Expose on the Pro-Homosexual Gill Action Fund
Dakota Voice
This video report (below) has a lot of good information about the very active and very radical Gill Action Fund, a pro-homosexual funding group founded by homosexual activist Tim Gill. The Atlantic also has a lengthy report on Tim Gill and the Gill Action Fund from March 2007. Focus on the Family Action has a comprehensive report on Tim Gill here. Here is a list of people who are working with Tim Gill across the country to push the homosexual agenda and hijack marriage in states like Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wisconsin. Read more

-Transsexualism Caused by Genes?
By Rachel Cook | MCV
The research conducted by Australian and American scientists from the Prince Henry Institute, Melbourne University, Monash University and the University of California found a significant link between gender identity and a gene involved in testosterone action. Saliva samples were taken from 76 male to female transsexuals in Australia and 36 from America. The samples were then compared with 258 non-transsexual males. Scientists say the data showed that male to female transsexuals are more likely to have a longer version of a receptor gene for the sex hormones androgen or testosterone. It is believed a longer version of the receptor gene cannot effectively translate the testosterone message to cells. "We think that these genetic differences might reduce testosterone action and under masculinise the brain during foetal development," said Prince Henry Institute researcher Lauren Hare.
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-Religious Voters Disagree on Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Brian Watt | 89.3 KPCC
More than 14,000 people have signed a petition scheduled for delivery today to the Mormon temple in West Los Angeles. The letter asks the president-prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to stop the church's fundraising and organizing efforts in support of Proposition 8. The proposed statewide ban on same-sex marriage has engaged religious believers on both sides of the debate. KPCC's Brian Watt talked with active members of two faiths, who hold different opinions on the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Read more


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