Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Morning Sweep

The crowd greeted Gov. Paterson with hugs and smiles as he made his way down Fifth Avenue in New York City’s 39th annual LGBT Pride March on Sunday.

LGBT Pride celebrated worldwide: San Francisco, Chicago, New Delhi, Seattle, Houston, St. Petersburg, Toronto, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Brno and Sofia.

Chaplain Michael Nicosia makes a moral case for transgender equality in an opinion piece for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

With much remiss, New York City says goodbye to two legendary establishments, Florent and Ruby Fruit.

A former Watertown High School hockey player who sued his coaches and the school board received a $30,000 settlement. Jonathan Jablonowski filed the suit in 2005, after enduring 4 years of homophobic slurs by his teammates.

Sen. Barack Obama came out against the Ca. marriage ban in a letter this weekend.

Another same-sex marriage ban is placed on the ballot in Arizona.

West Hollywood, Ca. launches a marketing campaign to become the gay marriage Mecca of the U.S.

The Concord Monitor checks-in with New Hampshire couples after six months of civil unions.

Unlike Ma., Justices of Peace in Connecticut can opt out of officiating civil unions for any reason.

The head of the universal Anglican Church expressed concern with a conservative group of priests’ plans to disjoin.

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