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Friday, March 12, 2004

RD PITTS JR.: A civil war between gays and blacks
March 12, 2004
Call it an object lesson in the quality of equality.

I refer to last week's Senate subcommittee hearing on the proposed constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage. And specifically, to an exchange between two leaders of the black community.


Endowment created for gay services
By Ken McLaughlin
Mercury News
The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County announced Thursday that it was creating what could become the largest endowment in the country for gay and lesbian services.
Although the group's $1 million goal sounds ambitious, about $450,000 has already been raised, said Lance Linares, executive director of the foundation.


and if you think it is not going to get worse, with bigotry and hate speech on the rise and spoken by goverment representatives, you are fooling if everyone had the courage to say they are queer, take a stand, and stop this.. but hey.. we are only queers.. right.. well when the queer are gone and they come after you who will be there?


Anti-gay hate crimes on rise in NYC
Friday March 12, 2004
NEW YORK (AP) A new report shows a sharp increase against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the city.
The Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project report said anti-gay incidents throughout the city increased 43 percent and the number of victims went up 53 percent during the second half of 2003 over same period in 2002.


Charge over transvestite(sic) murder
A 29-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Sydney transvestite(sic) prostitute.


Gay-wedding march likely to be a long one
Wheels of justice: Experts see issue wending through society, courts for years.
By Steve Goldstein
Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Greetings from Asbury Park.
And from San Francisco; Sandoval County, N.M.; Multnomah County, Ore.; New Paltz and Nyack, N.Y.; and all the suddenly famous same-sex marriage sanctuaries popping up across the American landscape like deed offices in the Gold Rush days.
In a matter of weeks, the forces gathering since November's decision by the Massachusetts high court in favor of gay marriage have erupted in out-of-control wedlock and a constitutional gauntlet - not rice - thrown by President Bush.


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