Monday, February 11, 2008

Morning Sweep

Today kicks off the 11th-annual Freedom to Marry Week.

The New York Sun provides an update on the New York State Senate and the challenges Republicans face in retaining control.

A 25-year old transgender woman (and sex-worker) was stabbed to death by a customer in the Bronx yesterday.

Queerty writes about a gay Mormon group reaching out to the new President of the Latter Day Saints to open up a dialogue between the traditionally anti-gay Church and its gay congregants.

A Syracuse student writes a column in the university's newspaper to debunk some of the myths suggesting that bisexuality is a transitional period between being straight and gay.

The New York Times' Dealbook blog reports that Goldman Sachs will now cover gender reassignment surgery for its employees. You can see by the comments section that lots of work still has to be done to end transphobia.

While a majority of Iowa's lawmakers support a ban on same-sex marriages, it is still unclear as to whether or not the state legislature will vote on the issue.

Same-sex marriage advocates will be rallying in Annapolis, Maryland tonight to show their support for legislation legalizing gay marriage.

Israel's Attorney General announced that gay couples have the right to adopt children.

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