Drag queen, priest, beer bottle-(SA)
George - A "dispute" between a transvestite and an Anglican priest was postponed on Friday until December 2 in George magistrate's court to allow the prosecution to establish whether the priest's fingerprints appear on a beer bottle he is alleged to have thrown at the gay sex worker.
In a boisterous court hearing, sex worker Muered Michaels demanded, among other things, to be addressed as "miss" by the magistrate and later refused to reply to the defence's questions.
The priest, Keith Muller, is appearing on an assault charge.
Michaels testified that he had kept the beer bottle from an alleged incident on April 22 when Muller is claimed to have thrown the bottle at him and then threatened, with a finger sign, that he would shoot and kill him.
Church blames gays for storm
By Crystal Bonvillian
Source: Equality Alabama
"Thank God for Ivan."
That is the slogan Montgomery residents might see on signs later this month when members of a Kansas church come to town for an anti-gay protest.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, lawyer for and member of Westboro Baptist Church, said the congregation believes the hurricane was God's punishment for homosexuality.
"Who do you think sent that storm?" Roper asked. "The Lord sent it as righteous judgement."
Five men will face trial for hate crime
Door County bar fight involved local gay couple
By Paul Brinkmann
Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
STURGEON BAY — The five men facing hate-crime charges stemming from a June 6 bar fight are now facing trial in Door County Circuit Court.
Activists launch mail effort against proposal
THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
By Elizabeth Shaw
The Genesee County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is launching a mail campaign to inform voters about the potential impact on civil rights of Michigan's proposed constitutional amendment against gay marriage and other forms of civil union.
The public is invited to bring their address books and help address postcards at 3 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall downstairs at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint, on Ballenger Highway just south of Miller Road.