Sunday, November 23, 2008

GLBT DIGEST November 23, 2008

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New York Times
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-Op-Ed Columnist: Marriage on the Rocks
Dianne Feinstein is not sure she'll ever be able to watch the movie "Milk," even though she's in it. There is 1978 footage of a stricken Feinstein in the opening minutes of the new Gus Van Sant biopic of Harvey Milk, her colleague on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the first openly gay elected official in American history. (Sean Penn soars as Milk.)

Washington Post
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-In the Presence of the Past
Vienna's Complicated History Is Never Too Far Out of Reach

-Gay Rights Group Names New Executive Director

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-. . . as party faces big challenges over core principles
In the 2008 election, Republicans lost more than the White House. They lost seats in the House, Senate, and offices all across the country. The numbers show the extent of the problem: Nationally, Democrats carried the black vote by 90 points, the Jewish vote by 45 points, the youth (under 30) vote by 40 points, and the Hispanic vote by 30 points. The only demographic the GOP won was individuals over the age of 65.,0,7568130.story

-Gay marriage ban faces review
The California Supreme Court, which sanctioned same-sex marriage in May, has agreed to review lawsuits challenging a new ban on gay marriage. The case centers on Proposition 8, which states, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California." The measure, passed Nov. 4 by California voters 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent, has ignited protests nationwide.,0,5445612.story

-'Geeked out' kids can learn vital tech skills socializing online
Web has replaced mall, soda fountains,0,1122499.story

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-Don't Give African-Americans a Pass for Homophobia
The injection of race into the analysis of Proposition 8's passage is extremely disappointing. A battle for equal rights has now turned into an issue of whites versus blacks. It's sad to see the smoke screen of racism when rights are being denied from Americans who pay taxes and have served their country. In the beginning, I wanted to stay out of this racialized debate on Proposition 8. However, after I read Jasmyne Cannick's opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, "No-on-8's

-White Bias," I felt compelled to speak up. Cannick is someone I deeply admire and highly respect, and she is black and gay like me; however, there is another side of this debate from the black gay community. In her piece she states, "I don't see why the right to marry should be a priority for me or other black people. Gay marriage? Please." Cannick adds, "Some people seem to think that homophobia trumps racism." She explains, "There are still too many inequalities that exist as it relates to my race." Cannick lists important issues in the black community such as dropout rates, poverty, and incarceration.

Fort Report
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-Liberal Hollywood ponders next step in fight for same-sex marriage
After the passage of Proposition 8, some are calling for boycotts and firings. Others worry about free speech rights being trampled.,0,3482815.story


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