Weekly Reader: June 2007

Friday Update - Saturday Edition

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner gave Poland a failing grade in human rights due in large part to their policies and rhetoric towards gays and lesbians. (International Herald-Tribune) The Senate Appropriations committee passed a bill that increased funding...Read More

Postcards from the Sodomite Zeitgeist

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 23, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

ABC's Susan Donaldson James reports on crazy military weapons being researched, including the gay bomb:Scientists are exploring beamed speaker systems that only one person can hear and foam that makes the enemy slip and fall. And they are using...Read More

Friday Update

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2007 | 4:00 PM | comments

Moscow Pride organizers are taking their case to lift the ban to the European human Rights Court in Strasbourg. (365gay) New Jersey's transgender anti-discrimination law went into effect this week. (Topix) OutRanks, a museum exhibit about the history of gays...Read More

Queer Lasso!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 16, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

Josh Kilmer-Purcell defends diversity in genderqueer language:GLAAD now defines transgender as "an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth." As one who prefers to sing in the...Read More

Friday Update

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 15, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jerusalem Pride will be happening this year. Bilerico readers in the Jerusalem area should know that it starts on King David Street, moves to Liberty Bell Garden, and everyone who attends has been cursed by Orthodox rabbis. (Yedioth Internet...Read More

Queer Lasso!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 09, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

John Aravosis investigates Bill Clinton telling John Kerry to back the FMA in 2004: went back to both President Clinton's office and the Kerry-Edwards campaign official, asking them to reconcile the apparent discrepancy. Clinton's spokesman stands by his denial...Read More

Friday Update

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 08, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Almost all of the men arrested in last month's crack-down on an Iranian party were released. Sixteen are out on bail and could face the death penalty. (Pink News) The city of Kalamazoo will no longer offer insurance benefits to...Read More

Queer Lasso!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2007 | 1:27 PM | comments

Still can't think of a good name for this feature. Any good ideas? Meredith Moises extols the possibilities of a youth-friendly Pride:As someone who works with youth and has a passion for their well being, I am always concerned that...Read More

Friday Update

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2007 | 12:00 PM | comments

Colorado governor Bill Ritter signed an employment nondiscrimination law inclusive of sexual orientation. (Denver Post) A transman and his wife were jailed for three years in Pakistan, after seeking protection from harassment, for perjury because he said he was a...Read More