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Thursday, April 01, 2004

Proceeds From Sale of Cheney Book to Benefit National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
WASHINGTON - April 1 - As reported in the April 1 edition of the Washington Post, Left Bank Books of St. Louis, MO is donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of Lynne Cheney's (wife of Vice President Dick Cheney) 1981 novel about feminism in the Old West, "Sisters," to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Creating Change conference scholarship fund. The Task Force Creating Change conference will be held in St. Louis this year.


Jury trial sought in transsexual case
By CONNIE PARISH, Times Staff WriterTopeka attorney Pedro Irigonegaray has requested a jury trial on behalf of the transsexual accused of false swearing in applying for a


Diversity Day cancelled at VHS
by Matt Johnson
The Viroqua School Board voted 4-3, Tuesday, to cancel this year's Diversity Day program at the high school after members of the public lobbied against the inclusion of homosexual speakers at the event. The school board was presented with a petition, including roughly 400 signatures, in which people asked that the homosexual lifestyle not be included in the program


Ousted gay ROTC student at CU gets help with debt
By Amy Hebert, Daily Camera
BOULDER - Touched by the story of a University of Colorado student who was kicked out of the Air Force ROTC for admitting she is a lesbian, a professor and an alumna are trying to help. Mara Boyd had her military scholarship revoked after coming out to her commander in September 2002 in violation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Told she would have to pay back the $30,990 for failing to complete her service, Boyd left school and started working as a gardener.


Gay Soldiers and Teachers
At a time when Massachusetts legislators are scrambling to amend their state's Constitution to ban gay marriages and President Bush supports a federal constitutional amendment to do the same, it is worth recalling the enormous strides made in tolerance toward gay men and lesbians on a wide range of other issues in recent years. The trend gives some reason to hope that gay marriage will eventually be deemed acceptable and no threat to heterosexual Americans.


Compromise hurts gays
By Cheryl Jacques
The amendment that emerged from the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention would ban marriage for gay and lesbian citizens, permanently denying access to federal benefits and responsibilities for thousands of parents and children in the Bay State.


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