Monday, December 17, 2007

Morning Sweep

The New York Times reports on a conference in Westchester County that provided a chance for LGBT teens and their straight, supportive peers to meet one another and attend trainings on issues like coming out at school and transgender awareness.

More and more anti-gay and anti-marriage equality groups are materializing in New Jersey now that there is a good chance that the state's legislature will take up and vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the next couple of years.

Mike Huckabee has been grabbing headlines lately with his unlikely surge to the top (or near the top) of the Republican field of presidential candidates. As the Advocate points out, a Huckabee presidency would not be good for the gays.

Jared Polis, who is running to be the first openly gay man elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, is finding that his sexual orientation is not having much bearing on the race in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District (Boulder).

Deb Price writes about "The Giuliani Files" and talks about the importance of new media in the 2008 presidential race.

New York Republicans are no longer expecting Rudy Giuliani to be the Republican presidential nominee, which seems to be causing discontent in their efforts to hold on to the majority in the New York State Senate.

A couple of straight guys and a gay guy in New Haven, CT have created an increasingly popular t-shirt promoting marriage equality, which will soon appear in some American Apparel stores.

New Hampshire's Civil Unions law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2008 is likely to be the subject of much negative and positive campaigning for presidential candidates. Republicans--who can't use their standard anti-gay messages in New England--will walk a tight rope as they try to vilify the new law.

2 comments:

Charlotte said...

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Paul said...

"marriage is so gay"... what a great t-shirt campaign. it's made even better by the fact that the creators are predominantly straight males.