Friday, June 12, 2009

Morning Sweep – Week In Review

Although stories on the Senate leadership have dominated the media this past week, we wanted to update you on the other LGBT news you may have missed:

The New York Times City Room blog wrote on the findings of the new health and human services needs assessment we released this week.

Local news outlets covered last weekend’s Queens and Buffalo Pride parades.

Greenwich, CT has become a hot spot for New York lesbian and gay couples who cross the border to get married.

Several of the prostitution charges against gay men targeted at 8th Ave adult shops have been dropped.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a legal challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this week, and The New York Times editorializes that ultimately, it should be repealed by the Congress.

The U.S. Justice Department filed a motion to dismiss the first federal case concerning marriage for gay couples.

The U.S. State Department has issued a statement condemning the torture and murders of gay men in Iraq and has begun discussions on the issue with the Iraqi government.

The New York Times covers the complexities of same-sex divorce.

The Washington, D.C. Attorney General has rules that the proposed voter referendum seeking to overturn the city’s recently passed law recognizing same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions would violate the city's human rights law and should not be allowed.

Ohio’s Secretary of State wrote a compelling column in support of marriage equality on Huffington Post.

The Sacramento radio hosts behind last week’s offensive remarks about trans youth have apologized.

A Virginia prison has come under fire in the media for allegedly segregating lesbian prisoners in what they offensively called the “butch wing.”

A new study finds that gay and lesbian adults are more frequent social networkers than their straight peers.

Chaz Bono, born Chastity Bono to parents Sonny Bono and Cher, has announced that he is transgender and has started the process of transitioning.

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