Monday, November 5, 2007

Morning Sweep

Congrats to the Pride Agenda's Executive Director Alan Van Capelle who got married over the weekend to Matthew Morningstar, his partner of five years.

Kentucky's Republican incumbent governor is way, way behind in the polls leading up to tomorrow's election and is (as expected) using anti-gay messaging as a last-ditch attempt at gaining some ground.

New York Magazine takes an in-depth look at the the young men who were recently convicted in the hate crime killing of Michael Sandy.

Las Vegas is aggressively courting gay and lesbian travelers.

In the NYTimes' "Modern Love" column, a lesbian mother looks back on life during the peak of New York City's AIDS crisis and its effects on her efforts to find a sperm donor for the children she wanted to have.

A black pastor's expulsion from his church after coming out exemplifies the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that black communities have taken regarding homosexuality.

A campaign in Florida to get a statewide vote on banning same-sex marriage almost has the required number of signatures to put the issue on the 2008 ballot.

Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders--a group that was instrumental in the Massachusetts same-sex marriage case--is not taking on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

David Mixner touts Andrew Sullivan's piece about Barack Obama, who Sullivan calls the bridge between the baby boomers and the next generation.

The Baltimore Sun reports on the complex relationship between the LGBT community and hip-hop.

New York-based and openly gay Orthodox rabbi Steve Greenberg talks about how biblical references to homosexuality being wrong is all man-created and not divinely inspired.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay for Matt and Alan!

mmoonen said...

the governor with the anti-gay messaging in his calls to voters is a republican from Kentucky, not Tennessee. The governor of Tennessee is a democrat, and while he's not stellar on LGBT issues, he's certainly no Ernie Fletcher.

John M said...

Congratulations to Alan and Matt, hopefully they will be given a marriage license in the not too distant future. And to anyone who is interested in what Rabbi Greenberg has to say, I would highly recommend that you view “For the Bible Tells Me So.” It was recently screened at my college and it was fantastic.

John M said...

Congratulations to Alan and Matt, hopefully they will be given a marriage license in the not too distant future. And to anyone who is interested in what Rabbi Greenberg has to say, I would highly recommend that you view “For the Bible Tells Me So.” It was recently screened at my college and it was fantastic.