Monday, January 12, 2009

Morning Sweep

Fred Hochberg, the openly gay Dean of the Milano School of Management and Public Policy at the New School who also led the Small Business Administration in President Clinton's cabinet, will likely be Obama’s pick to head the Export-Import Bank.

Obama will also likely be putting off some of his campaign promises – including working to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – to focus on the economy.

After weeks of criticizing Obama’s Rick Warren pick, Bishop Gene Robinson has been invited to give a prayer at one of the inaugural events.

Anti-LGBT activists in Gainesville, FL are using the same old, tired and bigoted tactics to try to repeal the city’s transgender anti-discrimination ordinance.

Former evangelical pastor Ted Haggard, promoting his new HBO documentary, has said he “went through a wandering in the wilderness time,” but he has now repented for his gay sex scandal.

CNN reports that business is booming at the 11 Seattle gay bars threatened with a ricin attack last week. Police are still investigating the threats.

The L.A. Times has a very interesting story on the emergence of what they are calling a “vibrant gay hip-hop subculture.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

everyone is focusing on repealing DADT... what about DOMA???? Does anybody even care???