Monday, October 1, 2007

Morning Sweep

An openly gay New York City police officer is bringing harassment charges against the NYPD. The officer has faced threats, name-calling and career stagnation while serving in precincts in Brooklyn and Greenwich Village.

Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart writes a column about what he calls "Pink Panic" in the Republican Party, and specifically calls out Romney, Giuliani, Thompson, McCain and Huckabee for their lack of courage or leadership.

The new ENDA, stripped of trans-inclusive language, is set to move through committee and onto the House floor for a vote this week. New Mexico Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson released a statement calling for gender identity to be included in ENDA.

Gays and lesbians are intensely brand loyal, according to a new study--and loyalties are often tied to a brand's visibility in LGBT media or how publicly supportive a brand is of LGBT rights.

Proud Parenting notes that the the radical Christian right is losing its grip on the Republican Party and may, therefore, consider running a third-party presidential candidate.

The New York Times on Sunday reported on gay life in Iran, directly refuting the comments made last week by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

And Saturday Night Live had this to say to the Iranian President.

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