Friday, April 13, 2007

Morning Sweep

Imus-palooza: Don Imus was fired from CBS. Andrew Sullivan throws his hat into the discussion, calling out the double standard in what he calls "rampant black homophobia." Harvey Fierstein agrees that there is a double standard. Gay City News says GLAAD should have been quicker join the Imus smack-down.

Chelsea, West Hollywood, South Beach, Castro...LoDo? The New York Blade says that Denver may be the up-and-coming urban gay enclave.

Happy 25th anniversary, GOAL! New York's Gay Officers Action League celebrates 25 years at their schmancy gala at Tavern On the Green next Friday.

Wisconsin, the first state to pass gay-rights legislation, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its sexual orientation non-discrimination law.

Several personal stories in a New York Times article tell why the parallel institution of civil unions is not cutting it in New Jersey.

Gay City News points out that, along with the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, the sodomy ban is still being upheld in the military and top Democratic presidential contenders remain silent on the issue.

The federal hate crimes bill has been reintroduced in the Senate by Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) under a new name, the Matthew Shepard Act.

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