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Open Thread: Mar 18,2011

What is one song you have played over and over again this week? ...

Weekly Gleek: Thank You Faberry Much

So much goodness on Glee this week, I barely know where to begin. ...

Karen Finley's Reality Show

Prof C:  Hi Grace, we've been wanting to talk about Karen Finley's book launch, which we attended at Dixon Place last week. ...

Open Thread: Naked Thursday

What's your favorite restaurant in your city? ...

Censorship of Queer & Trans Identity in the Arts

Censorship of the arts seems to be the on-going theme this year and possibly into the next Congress if Dems don't win back House (and keep the Presidency). ...

Open Thread: Mar 16, 2011

Do you think gay marriage will be legalized before this year is over? ...

Asians in The Library

In case you missed it, on Friday a UCLA student Alexandra Wallace, Asian-bashed her fellow students. Needless to say it went viral. ...

Because We Need Good News Today

In good news today a little penguin jumped a divide—surmounted an obstacle, and has given us faith for the future.   ...

Global Nuke Wake Up Call

People WTF are we doing? Our immediate need for energy has allowed us to create two major sources of energy that are basically going to kill us? ...

Open Thread: Mar 15, 2011

With dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a nuclear plant in Japan do you think it will become a problem for neighboring countries? ...

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Against Islamophobia

In the wake of the McCarthyist "Muslim Hearings" lead by (R-NY) Peter King, out lesbian, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum speaks out against Islamophbia.   ...

Open Thread: Zen Monday

Ways to aid Japan's Disaster relief: Shelterbox text 20222 to make instant $10 donation. ...

Open Thread: Weekend Edition

Could Japan Disaster Have Been Predicted? ...

Humbler Pie

Starting next Saturday night, Jews worldwide will celebrate the holiday of Purim. Most everyone you meet of the Jewish persuasion loves Purim, and what isn't there to like? ...

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami!

Did you wake up to this news?   ...

Features

Open Thread: Mar 30,2011

What is one thing that has happened/saw/heard this week that made you laugh out loud? ...

The Armory Art Fair 2011

The Armory Art Fair is probably one of our most favorite events of the year. ...

Rachel and Seven Seas

Are any of you are like me, I get a little antsy and light headed if I have to see a doctor. Yet, they are a necessary evil that we all need to submit to from time to time. ...

Open Thread: Mar 29,2011

What is your perception of female masculinity when it is represented in the LGBT community? Is there a fair and diverse representation in your local community? ...

Ask Amy: Makeovers, Acne and More

I saw you walking down the street the other day, walking your dogs. You looked pretty cute. ...

Gay Marriage In California: Equality California To Decide Whether To Push For 2012 Ballot Measure
Huffington Post
April 5, 2011

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime very soon, probably 2012.

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Massachusetts taps lesbian for top court
Reuters
April 5, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Monday nominated Barbara Lenk, a lesbian, to fill an opening on the state's highest court.If confirmed, Lenk would be the first openly gay Supreme

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Former judge Michael Kirby wants gay marriage, but not for himself
Herald Sun
April 5, 2011

FORMER High Court judge Michael Kirby says he longs for the day when gay marriage is legal but he and his partner Johan van Vloten probably wouldn't tie the knot.

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Police Raid Shanghai Gay Bar and Detain More Than 60
NY Times
April 5, 2011

The arrests have sent a chill through China’s burgeoning gay community, which in recent years has grown self-confident despite intermittent harassment from the authorities.

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Rhode Island looks at civil unions
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Rhode Island lawmakers considering a proposal to legalize gay marriage are weighing civil unions as one possible alternative.

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Married Gay Couples Refuse to Lie on Tax Forms
NYTimes.com
April 5, 2011

Some same-sex married couples are challenging the government's requirement that they file separate tax returns.

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Another unprecedented SJC pick
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick nominated Barbara A. Lenk to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday, choosing an openly gay appellate judge who wed her partner following the high court’s landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

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What Gay and Lesbian Homeowners Need to Know for Tax Season
Gayapolis News
March 31, 2011

Not only did LGBT Americans lose an hour of sleep by setting clocks forward in March, but many of them are still losing sleep as they worry about looming state and federal tax filing deadlines.

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Frank brings back gay, lesbian workplace protection bill
Boston.com
March 31, 2011

U.S. Representative Barney Frank revived a signature piece of legislation today that bars workplace discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people, but acknowledged that the bill has little chance of passing this session.

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Wash. to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages
The Advocate
March 31, 2011

A bill heading to Washington governor Chris Gregoire's desk would allow the
state to recognize marriages of gay and lesbian couples performed elsewhere.

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Montana hangs onto unconstitutional law that bans gay sex
Last Word
March 31, 2011

''Keeping an unenforceable law on the books that has been struck down as unconstitutional simply doesn't make sense. Like the bipartisan majority in the Senate, I'm hopeful that Republicans and Democrats in the House will join together to get rid of this outdated law that holds our state back.''

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Mediplacements
Gay people 'at higher risk of chronic illness'
March 31, 2011

Gay people 'at higher risk of chronic illness'. Homosexual and bisexual people...

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Victim of gay-bias attack says it's part of larger problem
NY Daily News
March 31, 2011

The victim of a gay-bias attack in the West Village spoke out Wednesday about growing violence against members of his community.

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Vt. governor comes to RI to support gay marriage
AP
March 31, 2011

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is heading to Rhode Island to show his support for a push to legalize gay marriage in the state.

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Isolation, chronic disease more common among older gays, lesbians
California Watch
March 30, 2011

Aging lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have higher rates of chronic disease, mental distress and isolation than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report released yesterday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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Headlines

Gay Marriage In California: Equality California To Decide Whether To Push For 2012 Ballot Measure
Huffington Post
April 5, 2011

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime very soon, probably 2012.

Massachusetts taps lesbian for top court
Reuters
April 5, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Monday nominated Barbara Lenk, a lesbian, to fill an opening on the state's highest court.If confirmed, Lenk would be the first openly gay Supreme

Former judge Michael Kirby wants gay marriage, but not for himself
Herald Sun
April 5, 2011

FORMER High Court judge Michael Kirby says he longs for the day when gay marriage is legal but he and his partner Johan van Vloten probably wouldn't tie the knot.

Police Raid Shanghai Gay Bar and Detain More Than 60
NY Times
April 5, 2011

The arrests have sent a chill through China’s burgeoning gay community, which in recent years has grown self-confident despite intermittent harassment from the authorities.

Rhode Island looks at civil unions
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Rhode Island lawmakers considering a proposal to legalize gay marriage are weighing civil unions as one possible alternative.

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