Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Morning Sweep

An anti-gay fundamentalist Christian pastor of a church in Redmond, WA is trying to build a global coalition of fellow haters in order to buy up Microsoft stock to eventually have the power to change its corporate policies of supporting pro-LGBT legislation.

New Jersey's state legislature--pulling even further ahead of New York when it comes to LGBT equality--has passed a bill that strengthens their hate crimes law by adding transgender protections and also strengthens their anti-bullying bill by adding new enforcement requirements for schools.

USA Today reports on the military silence on the fact that many top commanders know about openly gay soldiers in their units but do not do what "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" requires them to do. One source says of the current practice ""Military managers may be turning a blind eye because it's a nuisance, and we need these people."

Guam has elected its first-ever openly gay elected official.

A course at the University of Michigan explores how to "be gay," saying in the course description "Just because you happen to be a gay man doesn't mean that you don't have to learn how to become one." The class lives in the Department of Literature and Culture.

Queerty has photos from the big L-Word premier in Los Angeles.

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