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Archive for July 2009

HRC President Talks About Newly Launched “No Excuses” Campaign

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The nation’s largest gay lobbying group is calling on its supporters to do some lobbying of their own. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 31, 2009 at 6:20 PM

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Advocate reporter co-hosts on MSNBC

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The Advocate’s Washington Correspondent Kerry Eleveld may have made a bit of gay journalism history this week, when she guest-co-hosted an hour of MSNBC’s news programming, alongside usual host Carlos Watson.

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July 30, 2009 at 3:19 PM

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NJ Governor Picks Gay Rights Champion as Running Mate

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Gay rights supporters in New Jersey are ecstatic with Governor Jon Corzine’s choice for running mate, State Senator Loretta Weinberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 28, 2009 at 8:20 AM

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Nationwide Gay Kiss-In set for Aug 15th

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A pair of gay rights activists are organizing a nationwide string of kissing demonstrations in support of a Texas gay couple that was kicked out of a restaurant, and a Utah gay couple that was arrested after kissing in public. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM

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NYU Human Rights Prof (and Gay Rights Opponent) Withdraws

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A law professor from Singapore who was scheduled to teach a course on human rights at NYU this fall has withdrawn amid a furious controversy over her strong opposition to gay rights. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 24, 2009 at 2:32 PM

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09 World OutGames starts in Denmark on Sat.

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This Saturday marks the start of the 2009 World OutGames, a festival of sports, arts, parties and gay pride taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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July 22, 2009 at 4:20 PM

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NY D.A. will try lesbian teen allegedly roughed up by cops

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Brooklyn’s District Attorney’s office is pressing charges against a teenage lesbian – who says SHE was beaten up by NYPD officers shouting anti-gay slurs.

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July 22, 2009 at 2:20 PM

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Anti-gay-marriage group opens DC offices

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The “National Organization for Marriage” says it’s going to start living up to its name – and focusing its attention on protecting the federal Defense of Marriage Act – in addition to fighting against gay marriage on the state level.

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July 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM

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ACLU Explains Opposition to Sen. Version of Hate Crimes Bill

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The American Civil Liberties Union is taking a stand against the Senate version of the federal hate crimes bill. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 21, 2009 at 8:20 AM

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CT State DCF Pulls Gay-Friendly Info From Website

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The Connecticut Department of Children and Families has scrubbed all references to an LGBT cultural sensitivity program from its website in response to the threat of a lawsuit by Christian conservative groups. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by OutQ News staff

July 20, 2009 at 7:15 AM

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