Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Morning Sweep

New research shows that same-sex couples are just as committed to their relationships as their heterosexual counterparts and that lesbians in particular were "especially effective at resolving conflict" when it arose.

David Mixner takes up the topic of gay vs. straight relationship experiences as he posts sections of John Cloud's article in Time Magazine titled "Are Gay Relationships Different?"

Heath Ledger, the actor who powerfully brought to life the character of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, was found dead in his SoHo apartment yesterday.

Another anti-gay rights Republican presidential candidate bites the dust. And Mike Huckabee equates same-sex marriage with bestiality and pedophilia.

Nominations for the Academy Awards were announced yesterday, and among them is a documentary about a lesbian police officer's struggle with lung cancer while trying to get the police department to extend spousal benefits to her longtime partner.

This week is GLSEN's national "No Name Calling Week" which seeks to educated students about the harms of bullying and harassment and provide educators with the tools to prevent it.

The Los Angeles LGBT Community Center has developed an innovative HIV/AIDS public education campaign involving 12 "webisodes" about the lifestyle of a group of men in West Hollywood.

Anti-marriage equality speakers at the University of Vermont did not receive a warm reception from audience members.

In a decision that could affect adoption laws for many European countries, the European Court of Human Rights ruled last week that France cannot forbid a lesbian from adopting a child as a single parent.

More than 70 percent of Swedes support same-sex marriage.

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