Thursday, July 2, 2009

Morning Sweep

The Pride Agenda’s Ross Levi and Somjen Fraizer, author of our new LGBT health and human services needs assessment, penned this column in the Huffington Post about the report’s findings and the need for more comprehensive health care and services for LGBT New Yorkers.

A new report by the New York Anti-Violence Project finds that anti-LGBT violence was down by 12% in 2008, but that the severity of the attacks when they did happen was increased.

Police are investigating two violent attacks of gay men on the Upper East Side in a span of just a few days.

David Mixner does an excellent job articulating the frustrations that many are feeling about Obama’s lack of action on LGBT issues.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is now investigating a Fort Worth gay bar raid that occured (coincidentally?) on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall.

A court in India has made a groundbreaking ruling to decriminalize consensual gay sex, which was previously labeled an “unnatural offense” and punishable with up to ten years in prison. The Delhi High Court ruling, the first of its kind, applies only in New Delhi.

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