Monday, January 28, 2008

Morning Sweep

The New York Times writes about the potential impact of gay voters in the upcoming Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" presidential primary and states that LGBT voters make up anywhere from 5-13% of the electorate in New York.

The New York Blade announced that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton in the Feb. 5 primary in New York State. It also features opinions opinions from Christine Quinn and Tom Duane, GLSEN's Kevin Jennings and a former HRC board member on why Hillary, John Edwards and Barack Obama (respectively) would make the best President for LGBT people.

The New York Blade also reports on how Gov. Spitzer's recently released budget affects LGBT New Yorkers.

Gay City News notes that, while the hometown Senator may be the favorite among gay groups, other candidates can also claim significant numbers of LGBT supporters in New York State.

Two NYC-based academics challenge the leading Democratic presidential contenders on their support for the Solomon Amendment, which forces universities that receive federal funds to accept gay-excluding military recruiters.

CBS Sunday Morning featured a fantastic segment on San Francisco-based author Armistead Maupin yesterday, where he discussed how his "Tales Of The City" characters, like him, are now dealing with issues of aging.

Good As You responds to Focus On the Family's response to an article discussing how many New Yorkers hope to elect a pro-LGBT legislature in 2008.

A reader wrote to the Seattle Times asking about how she could responsibly educate her young daughter about why some kids in her school have two mommies or two daddies.

GLAAD is rightly going after the perpetually flagrant New York Post for last week's "Evil Lesbian Mom" headline.

Some anti-gay rhetoric has seeped into the race Colorado U.S. House race between openly gay Jared Polis and fellow Democrat (and pro-gay state legislator) Joan Fitz-Gerald.

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