Clickage 01/03

3 Jan

LGBT news for you!

Court Rules in Favor of Gay Pakistani Man in Refugee Status
South Korea grants a gay Pakistani man refugee status on the basis of sexual orientation.

Obama Makes History, Appoints Trans Woman
Amanda Simpson, a transgender aerospace and defense veteran, has been appointed to the Department of Commerce as a senior technical adviser in the Bureau of Industry and Security. Also- the Senate recently confirmed the first openly lesbian U.S. marshal.

Martha Stewart Weddings Features Same-Sex Couple for First Time in Magazine’s History
Yeah- awwww. Weddings describes Jeremy Hooper and Andrew Shulman’s ceremony in Litchfield, CT as “an every-detail-counts affair that blended haute elements with down-home whimsy.”

BBC Sharply Criticized after Asking Readers ‘Should Homosexuals Face Execution?’
“GLAAD urges you to contact the BBC and tell the broadcaster that defending the lives of gay people is not a matter of debate, but instead a matter of moral obligation.”

More, after the jump!

British Lions rugby legend Gareth Thomas: “I’m gay”
“It was who I was, and I just couldn’t ignore it any more.”

Governor David Paterson Signs Executive Order Protecting Transgender NY State Employees
Executive Order No. 33 prohibits discrimination against employees of New York State agencies on the basis of their gender identity or expression.

New Hampshire Gay Couples Ring in 2010 by Getting Married
New Hampshire’s marriage equality law took effect at midnight on January 1, and fifteen couples couldn’t wait a minute longer.

Gay Kiss for Dorian Gray’s Barnes, Chaplin
Watch for it in 2010: Dorian and Basil “share a steamy scene” that has been released on Youtube (Advocate article contains the clip).

And for some delicious portraits, check out Out’s Best of Out 2009: Photography.

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