Friday, September 19, 2008

Morning Sweep

In his interview with Republican VP hopeful Sarah Palin, Charlie Gibson asked just one LGBT question: "Homosexuality. Genetic or learned?" Palin didn’t elaborate on her own beliefs, but said she’s “not going to judge someone on whether they believe that homosexuality is a choice or genetic.”

Newsweek looks at the needs of a new generation of LGBT seniors. On a less serious note, the mag also examines how LGBT characters have evolved on reality TV shows.

The lawyer for the man who killed Angie Zapata, a 18-year-old Colorado trans woman, says that his client was provoked by Zapata smiling at him after he discovered she was transgender.

In a landmark case for Washington State, a judge has ruled that a man who quit his job to care for his dying partner is entitled to unemployment benefits.

After two years of investigation, former U.S. Rep Mark Foley is unlikely to face charges for his online transgressions.

The president of Brazil is in support of same-sex unions, and called politicians who oppose them but still court lesbian and gay voters “hypocrites.”

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