Friday, June 8, 2007

Morning Sweep

Libby Post lists the many reasons why LGBT people should be celebrating during this Pride Month, which marks the halfway point of a very forward-moving 2007.

The New York Times dissects the party-line split between the Democrat and Republican presidential contenders on the issue of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Pull-out fact: 60% of the country supports repealing the discriminatory measure...which aligns well with the Democrats' position.

Gay City News provides a thorough overview of where the top presidential candidates from both parties stand on LGBT issues.

Gay City News calls upon Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to bring the marriage bill to a floor vote in the Assembly during current legislative session, which ends in late June.

When it comes to gubernatorial leadership on LGBT issues, Massachusetts' Deval Patrick is right up there with our Eliot Spitzer.

Israel would do right by allowing gay Palestinians easier access to Israel's more open society. And while Jerusalem debates whether or not to allow gay pride marches, Tel Aviv's is strong as ever.

It looks like Isaiah Washington will not be returning to Grey's Anatomy next season. According to certain "sources," Washington's anti-gay slurs were only part of the reason for his dismissal.

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