Monday, March 31, 2008

Morning Sweep

Barack Obama attended a private LGBT fundraiser in NYC last week. He forecasts the possible repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and passage of a hate-crimes bill, but says a transgender-inclusive ENDA and same-sex marriage probably aren’t “politically feasible.”

The Dem. candidates’ fight for LGBT votes heats up in Pennsylvania, including Chelsea Clinton stumping for mom at a Philly gay bar last week.

Was NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn excluded from an event sponsored by orthodox Jewish groups featuring 2009 NYC mayoral candidates because she’s a lesbian?

A gay New Jersey couple that recently moved to Idaho didn’t anticipate the big cost of relocating to a state that doesn’t recognize their civil union – they lost all of their partner benefits.

Hateful anti-gay Oklahoma state rep. Sally Kern is at it again: this time with an op-ed that specifically calls out (and slams) New York.

A human rights group urges Iran to release more than 30 men being held on accusations of gay sexual conduct, which is a violation of the country’s strict moral codes.

The Illinois legislature is stalling on dual civil unions bills.

The NYU student newspaper examines sexual-orientation discrimination in the Jewish community.

In case you were looking for a reason to justify getting those fries the Golden Arches, a McDonald’s executive recently joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.

1 comment:

Peter C. Frank said...

And why is the LGBTQ community still supporting Obama????