Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Morning Sweep

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos attended a Log Cabin Republicans fundraiser last night, even though he’s opposed to same-sex marriage. He did voice his support for a safe schools bill — but as State Senator Tom Duane noted, it has often been the Senate Majority leadership who has “impeded progress” on bills important to the LGBT community in New York, like marriage equality and GENDA.

Eleven advocacy groups, including the Pride Agenda, have signed on to an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief urging a judge to reject the East Meadow school district’s claim that it does not need to adhere to the state’s Human Rights Law (including SONDA) because it believes the law only protects private school students from discrimination.

The creators of “The Laramie Project,” the play about Matthew Shepard’s murder, have headed back to Laramie, Wyoming 10 years later to do new interviews in order to add an epilogue about the lasting impact of the tragedy.

The Advocate reflects on how the public’s lack of backlash against Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s wedding may signal more progress for LGBT rights.

The Center will hold its second annual Out to Work LGBT career fair tomorrow, from noon to 7pm. We promise not to tell your boss you’re looking…

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