Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Sweep

Good afternoon, I’m just finishing my first week at the Pride Agenda and wanted to introduce myself. My name is George Simpson and I’m the new communications coordinator here. Now on with the news…

Argentina won the week by winning marriage, making it the first Latin American nation to do so thus far. Mexico City responded by offering the first Argentine same-sex newlyweds a free honeymoon.

Here in New York, Gay City News profiles Pride Agenda’s Ross Levi and explores the work ahead for LGBT rights in this state.

Ross Levi’s letter-to-the-editor was published by the New York Times in response to their article mischaracterizing Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to equality.

Politics blog The Albany Project covered Pride Agenda endorsee Regina Calcaterra’s fundraising successes in her challenge to defeat Ken LaValle in Eastern Long Island, who voted against marriage and GENDA.

And in Staten Island, the NYPD and the Department of Justice held a community forum Thursday addressing the recent bias attacks against a married same-sex couple and five immigrants.


Ron Buckmire said...

Hi George!

George True Simpson said...

Hi Ron!

Oops, didn't realize I had to approve this comment until now. Please pardon the occasional bump along the way during our transition period :-)