Monday, November 19, 2007

Morning Sweep

A humanities course offered at an Upper East Side middle school is the subject of a NY Post column because of controversy over a quiz that includes questions on gay marriage, abortion and the death penalty.

A columnist for the Elmira Star-Gazette applauds the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House.

The Buffalo News profiles transgender activist Camille Hopkins, a 57-year old Buffalo city employee.

A new study by reveals some travel preferences of the LGBT community.

International pressure may have saved a young gay man in Iran, who was spared from his death sentence after the country's chief justice intervened.

The City Council of Sacramento, CA has voted to back same-sex marriage and will file a friend of the court brief in support of the plaintiffs in the marriage case currently before California's Supreme Court.

Rebecca Romijn researched her role as a transgender woman on Ugly Betty by asking her transgender friends.

Openly gay NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn has upset local HIV/AIDS activists by not supporting a bill that would extend HIV treatment to homeless people in city shelters.

Republican State Senators, holding onto their majority by a pinkie finger, are trying to use marriage equality as a wedge issue (that's so 2004) and the New York Post naturally indulges them.

Two young women have been taken into custody for the hate-based attack against Long Island lesbian and former Top Chef contestant Josie Smith-Malave.

Gay former pro-baseball player Billy Bean has a question for Republican presidential candidates.

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