Tuesday 17th May: International Day Against Homophobia.
The International Day Against Homophobia "will articulate action and reflection in order to struggle against all physical, moral, or symbolic violence related to sexual orientation or to gender identity. It intends to inspire, support, and coordinate all initiatives contributing to the equality among citizens in right, as well as in fact, and to achieve this in all countries where action is possible.
Feds revise Web site
By Kevin Freking The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The federal government has changed its Web site advising parents how to talk to their children about sex after several groups said it presented biased and inaccurate information.
The site received about 5 million hits in its first month of operation. In recent days, the section on sexual orientation was changed to address some of the concerns voiced by the gay rights community.
For example, the term “alternative lifestyle” was replaced with “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyle,” which addressed the concern that the Bush administration was labeling sexual orientation as choice.
Jury selection enters second phase
Ten more excused from serving on panel to decide transgender slaying case
By Rob Dennis, STAFF WRITER
HAYWARD — Ten prospective jurors were excused for cause Monday as jury selection continued in the retrial of three men charged with murder in the 2002 slaying of a Newark transgender teen.