Alex Blaze

Friday Update

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 27, 2007 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Weekly Reader
Tags: Arkansas, Australia, Barbara Walters, Dina Matos McGreevey, domestic partnership, domestic surveillance, England, Ernie Fletcher, hate crimes against LGBT people, James McGreevey, Kentucky, library, Michael Sandy, military, Poland EU, prom, Sanjaya, Seattle, Seattle Pride, Sir Edward Heath, Steve Bracks, TALON, The Whole Lesbian Sex Book, transgender, University of Manchester, Victoria

  • GOP Gov. Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky says he'll call a special session of the General Assembly to prevent two state universities from giving DP benefits. He thinks they violate the state's anti-marriage amendment. (Lexington Herald-Tribune)
  • Barbara Walters will host special on transgender children Friday night on 20/20. (The Advocate)
  • Sanjaya says he's straight, and pretty damn good at it too. (People)
  • Premier Steve Bracks says his government will create a DP registry in the Australian state of Victoria by the end of the year. (Melbourne Herald-Sun)
  • Rumors of former British PM Sir Edward Heath's sexuality and indicretions have surfaced. Others say that he wasn't gay, just celibate. (London Times)
  • The three defendants in the alleged hate murder of Michael Sandy, a Brooklyn gay man, point fingers at each other in court. They say they picked him as a victim because they thought "gay men were weak and afraid." (NY Times)
  • The Pentagon says it will stop TALON, its controversial program that monitored peaceful domestic anti-war and pro-gay groups. (Washington Post)
  • Seattle Pride might not happen this year because of $102,000 of debt from last year's Pride. (Seattle Times)
  • A pro-gay text from 1749 was just uncovered that the University of Manchester. (BBC News)
  • NJ ex-Gov. James McGreevey says his wife knew he was boi crazy before they got married. (NY Post)
  • The first trans students to run for prom royalty lost. (Monterey Herald)
  • Poland's conserative PM raised EU-Poland tensions by speaking against "homosexual propaganda" to recruit the youth. (International Herald-Tribune)
  • An Arkansas man says his two teenage sons "had many sleepless nights" after being so traumatized by finding The Whole Lesbian Sex Book in the local library, and he wants $20,000 now. Yep, I'm sure that's why those boys lost sleep over that book. (KOCO)

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