Monday, October 15, 2007

Morning Sweep

A memorial was held over the weekend for Michael Sandy, the Brooklyn man who was killed a year ago on Oct. 8. Two of his attackers have been convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime.

SUNY Buffalo's LGBT group put on a drag show for their celebration of "Coming Out Week" and used the event as an opportunity to gather student support for the marriage equality bill in the State Senate.

Anti-gay groups in Oregon again failed to get the needed signatures to put an important piece of pro-LBGT legislation on the state ballot.

The AP reports on LGBT groups increasingly engaging straight allies to help in the fight for equal rights.

Venezuela's government under Hugo Chavez is rewriting the country's constitution to include protections for gays and lesbians.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger again vetoed legislation that would have made marriage legal for same-sex couples.

An openly lesbian prison guard in upstate NY has been awarded $850,000 by the New York State Division of Human Rights because of sustained sexual harassment from a male coworker.

Transgender characters are popping up in multiple television shows this season--some good representations, some not so good.

Queerty came to our Fall Dinner last Thursday and made this nice video.

1 comment:

Paul said...

As an alumnus of SUNY Buffalo, I'm happy to see this tradition continue. The Diversity Week drag show has been a major attraction for many years now and it's great to hear that the LGBT Association is using the event to help advance marriage equality and policy awareness.