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23 Jan

LGBT news for you!

Trans Woman Killed, Media Calls Her Male
After the brutal murder of Myra Ical in Houston, Texas last week, local and national media have persisted in stigmatizing her death and referring to Ical with male pronouns.

NOM declares another McCain 08 loss
The National Organization for Marriage denounces Cindy McCain for posing for NOH8 (scroll down to see the picture on BLoGT!).

Starlite Lounge, Gay Haven in Brooklyn, Faces Extinction

“Why shouldn’t there be a bar in Crown Heights that is popular with white and black, gay and straight people, where gentrifiers and locals with long lineage drink the special punch next to one another on bar stools, where young, beautiful club types sweat it out to house music alongside 50-something veteran party organizers and standard-issue retirees who happen to live down the block?”

Congressional Hearing Addresses Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda
Tammy Baldwin, an openly lesbian state representative from Wisconsin, chaired Thursday’s hearing.

Lady Sovereign is Over the Closet: She Likes Girls & Says So
British rapper Lady Sovereign has come out—read the article and watch her talk about it live on Autostraddle!

Read Gavin Newsom’s NYTimes Letter to the Editor on Marriage Equality.

Out NYC council members visit family of slain teen
Gay and lesbian members of NYC’s City Council (namely Speaker Christine Quinn, Rosie Mendez, Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer) traveled to Puerto Rico to visit the family of LGBT activist Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado. Mercado was brutally murdered in November.

Hawaii Senate Passes Civil Unions
The state legislature’s Democratic majority may even be able to override a possible veto by Gov. Linda Lingle

Who Can We Support? Gillibrand for United States Senate
David Mixner on his change of heart on the NY Senator and how Kirsten Gillibrand “has proven herself to be a hardcore champion of full equality for LGBT people.”

Poll shows Marylanders ready for marriage equality
51 percent of those polled said they would vote to sustain gay marriage, compared to 39 percent who said they would vote to overturn legislative action to legalize same-sex marriage.

Watch Cynthia’s Florida Fight
Cynthia Nixon travels to Miami Beach to fight to end Florida’s ban on gay adoption–video footage on Advocate!


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