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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Schism Looms After Lesbian Methodist Acquittal
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 4:14 p.m. ET
By Greg Frost
BOSTON (Reuters) - Conservative members of the United Methodist Church warned on Wednesday that the decision to allow an openly gay woman to remain a minister in the Church may tear apart the nation's third-largest Christian denomination. A United Methodist clergy jury ruled unanimously on Saturday that Karen Dammann may remain a minister and stay in a lesbian relationship, despite a Church law that declares homosexuality "incompatible" with Christian teachings.


District's stance against transgender policy threatens budget
Associated Press
WESTMINSTER, Calif. - A small school district's refusal to change its discrimination policy to include transgender students has harmed its ability to gain credit and threatens its budget. Bank of America rejected the Westminster School District's application for a $16 million credit line because its stance could threaten the district's state and federal funding. The credit line is badly


call for queers to converge in Boston July 26-29, at the time of the Democratic National Convention.
Calling all Radical Queers!!!
This is an invitation to organize, to strategize, to create a space where we can be the ones who make real change happen, on our terms. The Democrats are coming together for a meeting in Boston, July 26-July 29, 2004, to discuss their plan to rid the United States of the powers of Bush. The Democrats keep their power by appeasing the centrists and liberals who are not at all committed to destroying structures of domination and working for liberation. They launch their own attacks on poor people, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and queers, thinly veiled as liberalism and necessary concessions. The Democrats will not be coming together to discuss the need to end the systemic oppression that is rampant throughout US culture. They will also not be coming together to discuss how they can better meet our needs through legislative action or executive order. Rather, they will be coming to Boston for a week of celebrating their own power, having meetings and speeches and dinners where they can stroke their egos and know that they will get votes simply because they are "anyone but Bush." This isn't about who you're going to vote for or if you're going to vote. This is about the lack of choices in a racist, sexist, transphobic, anti-poor, ablist, anti-queer culture and what we are going to do about it.


Gay newlywed charged with flashing
NEW PALTZ - A New Hampshire man on Saturday became the first person arrested at the ongoing same-sex weddings in the village when, just before his own wedding to a male partner, he allegedly flashed his buttocks at a group of protesters, police said


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