Wednesday, July 29, 2009

GLBT DIGEST - July 29, 2009

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New York Times
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Anglican Sees ‘Two-Track’ Church
PARIS — The Most Rev. Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, said profound differences among the world’s 77 million Anglicans over gay clergy and same-sex unions could divide their church into a “two-track model” yielding “two styles of being Anglican.”

Steve Rothaus
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Under ‘pressure’ from White House and colleagues, U.S. Rep. Hastings withdraws 'don't ask, don't tell' amendment from Defense bill
From U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings: Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) made the following statement on the withdrawal of his amendment to H.R. 3326, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. The Hastings amendment would have prohibited the use of funds to carry out the provisions in Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell regarding investigating and separating soldiers who admit they are homosexual or bisexual.

Video | Conan O’Brien, NBC respond to GLAAD’s F grade: ‘We couldn’t be more gay’
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Married Tennessee state senator who sponsored ban on gays adopting quits after affair with intern
By ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press
A Tennessee lawmaker resigned from the state Senate on Tuesday after his extramarital affair with a 22-year-old intern was revealed by an investigation into an extortion case.

Rachel Maddow: What was Lou Dobbs thinking when he called me a ‘tea-bagging queen’?
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The Advocate
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Bombs, Beatings Mar Outgames
By Chris Jai Centeno
Reports of as many as three explosive devices detonated in two track stadiums of the Outgames in Copenhagen, leaving one person with minor injuries.

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South Africa launches new AIDS research
By The Associated Press
(Johannesburg) South Africa launched a new HIV/AIDS research initiative Tuesday aimed at stimulating scientific studies into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Is DADT still around because of us?
By James Withers
Spend anytime reading the comment sections on gay political sites and there is lots of vitriol for President Barack Obama. From DOMA to DADT, there is a palpable sense the Obama administration has turned its back to the LGBT community. That is a fair reading few would dispute, even those who continue to support the White House. However, the Palm Center released a paper arguing DADT is still around because of conscious choices by gay activists.

RuPaul's Next Drag Superstar?
By Chris Jai Centeno
With fabulous black tresses and a superb eye-shadow/liner combo that would rival actress Megan Fox, Florida native Jessica Wild has been given the green light to compete for the title of America’s next drag superstar on the second season of RuPaul’s reality series Drag Race.

Pink News - UK
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London's gay sports day to be held next month
The annual Royal Vauxhall Tavern/GMFA Gay Sports Day is to take place at the end of August. Events include a space hopper obstacle course, a drag relay, the handbag throw and the 50m mince.

Swindon man attacked in 'homophobic' hate crime
A Swindon man who was attacked after a night out in the town has said he was beaten because he was gay.

The Bible has now been put behind glass
'Defaced' bible forced behind glass
An exhibit in Glasgow designed to promote gay rights within the church has had to be put in a glass case to prevent visitors scrawling obscene messages.

Met police chief urges gays and lesbians to report homophobic crime
The head of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Paul Stephenson, has urged gays and lesbians to report homophobic crimes. Speaking at a press briefing today, he admitted that the police had got it wrong in the past.


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