Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Morning Sweep

Former Pride Agenda Board Chair Jeff Soref is quoted in Jonathan Capehart’s column discussing why choosing Sam Nunn for VP would be devastating to Obama in maintaining his base of LGBT voters. Nunn, a Democratic Senator from Georgia who served for 24 years, was one of the leading opponents of allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces in 1993 when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was passed.

Why a Democratic presidential nominee may be reluctant to make “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” a priority.

An openly-gay Medgar Evers College student commenced among many cheers after facing years of harassment for his sexual orientation and activism in LGBT student issues on campus.

Activists, corporations will be honored today by the Westchester County LGBT Advisory Board.

LGBT advocacy groups released a memo advising gay couples who marry in Ca. to refrain from filing lawsuits to gain legal recognition in their home states.

How bad can homophobia in the doctor’s office be for LGBT patients?

Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva stands up for LGBT rights, calling homophobia “perverse.”
Human Rights Watch calls on Gambian President Yahya Jammed to disavow his statements encouraging violence against gay people.

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