Thursday, January 24, 2008

Morning Sweep

More than 200 people attended a Pride Agenda-sponsored forum in Rockville Centre last night to find out how they can get involved with efforts already underway for building support for marriage equality on Long Island.

Queerty talks to Jim Neal, the openly gay candidate challenging Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina for her U.S. Senate seat. You can see/hear Jim here in New York City next Wednesday at Retreat Lounge in Chelsea, where he will talk about his historic candidacy and how he actually has a chance at ousting Liddy Dole.

Former Pride Agenda Executive Director and current NGLTF ED Matt Foreman has announced that he's leaving the Task Force to take the helm of the Gay and Lesbian Program at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund in San Francisco, CA.

A New Haven Eposcopal church has decided that, because it is not allowed to perform same-sex marriages, it will perform no marriages at all.

Frequent NYT guest blogger Ian Ayres, a member of the aforementioned New Haven church, has an interesting idea about how to make "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" a policy of equality.

A United Church of Christ congregation in Newark Valley, NY (between Binghamton and Ithaca) has voted to be "Open and Affirming to gays, lesbians and bisexuals."

Puerto Ricans will vote on whether or not to strengthen the island's ban on same-sex marriage by amending the constitution.

Good As You announced that Washington State now has the gayest legislature in the land, bumping California out of the #1 spot. Pam Spaulding later announced that New Hampshire, in fact, was even gayer...making Washington #2 and California, Vermont and Connecticut tied for the #3 spot.

And Al Gore announced his support for marriage equality on a minute-long Current TV video posting.

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