Wednesday, 9 March 2005

Links of the Week - 2


Juvenile Welfare Board Member: PFLAG Promotes Pedophilia
(Tampa, Florida) Parents and Friends of Gays and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network are threatening to sue a member of the Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board for alleging the two groups promote pedophilia.

Profile: Openly Gay Legislators
(Richmond, Virginia) Surrounded by kindergarten classmates chanting "Nixon! Nixon!" on Election Day 1968, 4-year-old Adam Ebbin began shouting something else: "Humphrey! Humphrey!"

Canadian Politician Equates Gay Marriage With Mad Cow Disease, Accuses PM Of Racism
(Ottawa) The federal Liberals are taking a Conservative MP to task for an Internet article that argues same-sex marriage is not a rights issue, and refers to the prime minister as a hairy knuckled Paul Martin Luther King.

Nicola Calipari, the Italian secret service agent recently killed in Iraq by the american forces, was the instigator of the Roman police's anti-homophobic helpline in 1994.

Brazil next for gay marriage?
Brazil could be the next country to legalise gay marriage, despite its strong religious background, according to one of the country's leading prosecutors.

Archbishop admits Anglican "fractures" as gay groups hit back
The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has admitted to 'fractures' existing in the global Anglican communion over the issue of sexual diversity, as gay groups hit back at the decision to force the US and Canadian churches into temporary seclusion.

Oscars: Robin Williams hits out at 'gay' cartoon row
The Academy may have feared host's Chris Rock previous potty mouth experience, but it was comedian Robin Williams who was the most outspoken star at last night's Oscar ceremony.

Nation of Islam leader encourages gays to march
Controversial Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan wants gay people to march in the 10th anniversary commemoration of the Million Man March in the US this October.

US bill aims to repeal 'don't ask' military gay ban
US Democrat Congressman Marty Meehan introduced the Military Readiness Enhancement Act yesterday, in a bid to repeal the Pentagon's controversial -and reportedly costly - "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Minister hints at new laws to further protect gays
The government's Equality Minister Jacqui Smith has hinted that new laws to protect lesbian and gay people from discrimination will be introduced in the near future.

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