Monday, February 2, 2009

Morning Sweep

The Gotham Gazette summarizes what's happened so far in the string of NYC arrests of gay men on trumped-up prostitution charges. The story also links to Gay City News’ series on the arrests.

Obama is building trust with military leaders before pushing his campaign promises of recalling troops from Iraq and repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The L.A. Times editorializes in favor of keeping Prop. 8 donors’ names public, pointing out that the best way to deal with illegal harassment against them is through law enforcement, not by stopping crucial disclosure laws that keep government transparent and open to all.

Iceland’s new prime minister, openly gay Johanna Sigurdardottir, was sworn in over the weekend.

An Austrian pastor who claimed Hurricane Katrina was “divine retribution” for gay sinners in New Orleans is being promoted to the rank of bishop.

The New York Times has an interesting story on “womyn’s lands” – small lesbian separatist communities that are becoming increasingly uncommon as newer generations of lesbians are less likely to retreat from what some call “a man’s world.”

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