Monday, March 23, 2009

Morning Sweep

Breaking news: NY State Senator Charles Schumer has announced his support for marriage equality and the full repeal of DOMA. Read the Pride Agenda’s statement on Schumer’s positions here.

Long Island Episcopalians have elected a new bishop, The Rev. Lawrence Provenzano from Massachusetts, who said he firmly supports gay rights and believes in “the full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the life of the church."

The New York Times tells the story of Ra Ruiz, a young lesbian who once took refuge among other LGBT youth at the Christopher Street Pier. Told through Ruiz’s own recorded words and poignant black and white pictures, the story is part of the Times’ “One in 8 Million” series, which adds new profiles of New Yorkers weekly.

Gay City News profiles The Reciprocity Foundation, a local organization that helps mostly LGBT homeless youth get much-needed job training.

Mass. Sen. John Kerry has asked the Obama administration to grant asylum to a gay Brazilian man whose former requests have been denied.

Ithaca College held a conference last week on the topic of sexuality in sports.

1 comment:

daftpunkydavid said...

about time schumer! congrats nonetheless. way to grow a pair! and to the espa: good freakin' job guys!!!