Tuesday, 22 February 2005

Links of the Day

The first Civil Partnerships will take place before Christmas 2005, can reveal, with the government announcing an official implementation date of December 5th.
A meeting of Anglican leaders intending to discuss the issue of gay bishops has been slammed by the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) as unlikely to yield results.
Chris Morgan, the hotly tipped gay powerlifter, has qualified for his third British Championship Final.
After intense speculation from fans and the viewing public, The Simpsons has finally aired its now infamous 'gay wedding' episode, revealing Patty Bouvier to be the gay character.
Shrek 2 is the latest animated film title to be ``outed'' by Christian fundamentalists.
The Royal Navy has announced a new drive towards equality for its lesbian and gay employees, with a host of new initiatives set to modernise and reform the institution.
The Bush Administration has reversed itself on whether it is permissible for programs sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to use the words "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender".
Outrage from lesbian and gay groups and -- apparently -- the strength of animal amore, have thwarted a German zoo's plans to break up three gay penguin couples.

At least they are being consistent:
Charles & Camilla Caught As Bush Gay Marriage Attack Spreads To Heteros
(London) The Bush Administration's attacks on same-sex marriage have now been expanded to include unmarried heterosexuals and divorced people - resulting on a ban of Camilla Parker Bowles from the White House.

These guys aren't however:
Gay Republicans Return To Fold
(Washington) After refusing to endorse the reelection of President Bush last fall the Log Cabin Republicans have made peace with the Administration and the GOP.

Gay Hustler White House Reporter Denies Being Plant
(Washington) The mystery of White House reporter Joe Gannon shows no sign of dissipating.

Escape Of Gay Couple Leads To Gov't Inquiry
Lagos, Nigeria) The Nigerian government Thursday launch an inquiry into the disappearance from police custody of two gay men charged under the country's "crimes against nature" law.

UK Anglicans Push For US Apology Over Gay Bishop
(London) The leader of the world's Anglicans warned Thursday that the Church is heading towards a schism over the role of gays in the faith.

Calif. Gay Black Households More Likely To Parent, But Suffer Economically
San Francisco, California) A study of same-sex African-American couples in California offers encouragement along with concerns.

AMA Feels Heat Over Leader's Anti-Gay Remarks
(Chicago, Illinois) After being criticized by gay and lesbian groups, the president of the American Medical Association said Thursday his views were misrepresented in a newspaper article that quotes him defending a Roman Catholic-affiliated medical school's decision to ban a gay student group - but a tape of the interview shows the quotes were accurate.

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