Thursday, August 23, 2007

Morning Sweep

Sam Hoyt--always a voice for LGBT people in Western New York--has demanded that his ad be removed from a Buffalo-area political website that has been spewing anti-gay comments in recent weeks. According to Outcome Buffalo, Hoyt is only one of two legislators currently severing ties with the website's proprietor, a man named Joseph Illuzzi.

The creator of Nip/Tuck and Brad Pitt are teaming up to put together a new series on FX called "4 oz." The series will deal (over four seasons) with a man who comes out as a transgender woman and then undergoes surgery to complete the transition.

AfterElton's Michael Jensen reviews Christiane Amanpour's "God's Christian Warriors" documentary. The CNN-produced piece provides plenty for LGBT people to be worried about, particularly as it relates to how determined Christian fundamentalists are to regain their political clout and put an end to the advancement of gay rights.

Newsday reports that a local radio station has pulled its sponsorship of a reggae festival on Randall's Island because of some of the performers' anti-gay lyrics. GLAAD got the ball rolling by informing Clear Channel, the station's owner, of the festival's inclusion of gay-bashing artists.

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