Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Morning Sweep

Mike Rogers is currently the talk of the town in Washington, DC, especially now that Larry Craig has officially resigned his seat in the Senate. Rogers promises more "outings" of closeted anti-gay politicos in the coming months.

The editor of the Albany Times Union defends the journalistic integrity of the Idaho Statesman while dealing with the complex question of whether--or how--Larry Craig's sexual orientation was newsworthy.

The Niagara Falls Reporter has a column by one of USA Today's cofounding editors pointing out both the strategy and hypocrisy in the Republicans' decision to get rid of Larry Craig so quickly.

Because he knows better than perhaps anyone, Jim McGreevey offers some deeply personal perspective and words of advice for Larry Craig in a column in the Washington Post.

In a smartly written column in The New York Times, Laura MacDonald suggests: "for our part, let’s stop being so surprised when we discover that our public figures have their own complex sex lives, and start being more suspicious when they self-righteously denounce the sex lives of others."

A Binghamton LGBT youth group is sponsoring a seminar next week on the disproportionate number of homeless LGBT youth.

Irish president Mary McAleese is the latest European leader to publicly support equality for LGBT people.

GLAAD is announcing their celebrity-filled "Be An Ally and A Friend" PSA campaign today. The ads will feature gay and straight stars such as T.R. Knight, Rachel Griffiths, Sara Ramirez, Jason Lewis, Rebecca Romijn and Martina Navratilova, to name a few.

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