Thursday, March 13, 2008

Morning Sweep

Gay City News and the New York Blade profile New York's new governor David Paterson and note his long history of support for the LGBT community.

Barack Obama this week released a list of 40 more notable supporters from the LGBT community.

Gay men are not being tested regularly enough for STDs, according to a Times article, meaning that many cases are going undetected for too long.

An Episcopal bishop in California is facing removal because of his attempt to secede from the American branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion over the Church's decision to ordain gay clergy.

Ohio's state legislature will take up a bill that would outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

Claiming victory, the American Family Association has ended its boycott of the Ford Motor Co. after Ford decreased its spending on advertisements and sponsorships for LGBT community events and publications. Ford claims that the decrease is only because of overall cuts due to decreased sales--and the company continues to hold the highest rank possible in HRC's Corporate Equality Index.

UPS has added the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to its supplier diversity program.

A gay Iranian teen has been denied asylum from a Dutch court, which may cause him to return to Iran and face extreme punishment--possibly death--for being openly gay.

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