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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Anti-gay Policies Blasted
Rosanna Ruiz
Houston Chronicle

"The Rev. Carolyn J. Mobley and her partner, Adrain Bowie, say they consider themselves "thrice blessed" as black, gay women.

Not everyone they encounter shares the sentiment.

"Those who don't want to acknowledge the whole of me, God bless them," Bowie said Wednesday. "They've missed out on the blessing of me."

Black same-sex couples such as Bowie and Mobley would be disproportionately harmed by anti-gay marriage policies, says a report released Wednesday by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Institute and the National Black Justice Coalition."


Lesbian Couple's 'Marriage' under Investigation
By Nick Foley, PA News

A lesbian couple who tied the knot after convincing register office staff that one of them was a man were today facing an official investigation.

Susan Abberstein, 47, married her lover Lucy Kong, 37, in 1986 after she transformed herself into a man – complete with moustache and muscles.

As part of the elaborate fraud she even changed her name by deed poll to Samuel, wore men’s clothes and took male hormones, according to The Sun newspaper.

No-one suspected a thing when they married at an official ceremony at Hull Register Office and the couple cemented their relationship six years later with a baby born through IVF treatment


DNC Unveils New GLBT College Outreach Plan
Largest Outreach to GLBT College Students In History of Presidential Politics

Washington, DC – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) students from over 70 colleges across America are joining forces with the Democratic National Committee next week as part of a brand-new outreach program targeting GLBT college students during National Coming Out Day. Former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean, Karamo Brown of MTV's The Real World, Democratic Activist and American Candidate Chrissy Gephardt, and Wayne Ting, GLBT Caucus Chair of the College Democrats of America, hosted a press conference this afternoon to roll out the historic program.


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