poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Gay pride organizers grapple with censorship

Halifax -- Organizers and participants of gay pride festivals and parades in Canada say they're struggling to stage inclusive events that will be appropriate for families without censoring outrageous behaviour.
Over the weekend, organizers from across the country discussed the issue at the InterPride conference. Bob Fougere, a gay parent from Halifax, said during a panel discussion yesterday that his teenage grandson refuses to attend gay pride parades because some of the nudity makes him uncomfortable.


Sex Workers Getting Help With Income-Taxes

Manhattan, NY (AHN) – An unusual tax workshop is being held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center until the mid-April tax filing deadline where prostitutes gain help from the workers on hand to explain things like the earned-income-tax credit.

The event was organized by a group called Prostitutes of New York, a support and advocacy group, and by a sex industry magazine called Spread. Prostitutes of New York advocate the legalization of prostitution and meets clandestinely to avoid the police and pimps.


Virginia Governor Refuses To Sign Anti-Gay Amendment
by Newscenter Staff

(Richmond, Virginia) Virginia Governor Tim Kaine announced Monday he will not sign a bill that puts a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the fall ballot.
But it will not prevent the measure from going to voters in November. Kaine said that he will allow the bill to take force without his signature.
He made his intentions clear in a statement that was issued by his office. "I urge other Virginians to vote against it as well," the governor's statement said.


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