transdada

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Friday, May 07, 2004

I just read these headlines:
"Hookey French policeman arrested in fishnets..."

it made international news... why?
because this is a homophobic, transphobic, gendercentric, fascist government / country.. that puts forth a constant flow of gender segregation and heteronomative thinking . . and it goes unquestioned . . .

... very few want to face the facts with the recent head lines, that the assaults on Iraqi's being held against their will by the invading amkian army; sexually assaulted and humiliated with rape simulating homosexual acts is another from of this phallocentric, heteronomatic segragation and violence...

these acts are continuously reiterated in this society with the gay jokes, the transgender joke and the splashy transphobic headlines...

would it make international headlines if a french cop was arrested for drunk driving..?

no... so you have question what makes the headlines and what doesn't....

you have to question how it is represented and why?

it makes perfect sense why someone like Gwen Araujo was murdered in this country .. hate is stuffed in the minds of amrkan's from birth....



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Couples mark Cinco de Mayo with vows
Christopher Lisotta, PlanetOut Network
The granddaughter of labor rights activist Cesar Chavez presided over the commitment ceremonies of seven same-sex couples on Wednesday, all within shouting distance of the California Supreme Court building.

Christine Chavez, who is straight, agreed to perform the unofficial ceremonies as part of a strategy to make Latinos more aware of GLBT rights.

"I hope this will spur a debate," Chavez told the Los Angeles Times. "I hope people will stop me on the street to talk about this. I'm going to tell them this is about championing equality for everyone, not just Latinos. We're not asking the Catholic Church to change its views. It's about changing the law."

The ceremony took place on the steps of the state Treasury Building. Chavez performed a ceremony for Terry Ortega and Linda Fergurson, a couple who are both of Latino descent.




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Many Rhea Co. residents unhappy with protests
Thousands of gay-rights activists are descending on Rhea County to protest a recent commission vote to ban homosexuals. But on Friday, anti-gay activists beat them to the punch.

They traveled from as far away as Washington, D.C., armed with signs and chants supporting an ordinance that was passed then rescinded last month by Rhea County's commission to make homosexuality a crime against nature. But as residents watched these outsiders rally, they said that they're trying to put the whole controversy behind them.

Dayton church pastor Kenneth LaDuke said, "We're going to simply endure it here. The town is not involved this whole controversy."

LaDuke told News 2 that his parishoners and many other Rhea County residents don't support the idea of banning homosexuality. He also says they're embarrassed their county is now the target of protests.


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Massachusetts Court Rejects Gay Marriage Challenge
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' highest court on Friday rejected an attempt by some state lawmakers to have it dismiss its landmark ruling allowing the state to begin marrying gay couples in 10 days' time.

In a three-page order, the Supreme Judicial Court said it would not intervene in a motion to vacate its own judgment from last year that declared a state ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional.

"The motion is untimely under Massachusetts law, the case having already been decided by this court," the Supreme Judicial Court said in the order.

Conservatives have launched several efforts aimed at blocking same-sex marriages from beginning on May 17 in Massachusetts, as the court has ordered. None of the efforts has been successful.


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do they not have anything better to do?


IFI Condemns Sen. Durbin for Joining Hillary Clinton at Homosexual Fundraiser for Obama
To: Metro Desk

GLEN ELLYN, Ill., May 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Illinois Family Institute Executive Director Peter LaBarbera today condemned Sen. Dick Durbin's latest embrace of the homosexual activist agenda. Durbin is joining Sen. Hillary Clinton at a "gay" fundraiser for Barack Obama in Chicago this evening.

Chicago's first openly homosexual Alderman, Tom Tunney, is co- chairing the "GLBT" (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) fundraising event for State Senator Obama's bid for Illinois' open U.S. Senate seat. Durbin and Clinton are keynote speakers at the event, held at the chic Le Passage Restaurant in Chicago at 5 p.m.



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Gay Mayor Quits To Run In Federal Election  
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) Glen Murray the 46 year old charismatic mayor of Winnipeg announced Friday he is stepping down to run for the Liberals in the upcoming election.

Murray is the only out mayor of a major Canadian city.  

"Today is the end of one chapter of my life and the beginning of a new one," he told a city hall news conference.

Murray was first elected mayor six years ago and has been popular with voters. mayor.  A member of the New Democratic Party he had been courted by both the NDP and the Liberals.


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