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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Suspect Opens Fire Outside Gay A.A. Meeting

(CBS) PALM SPRINGS Police are seeking a gunman who opened fire outside Palm Springs City Hall before a gay Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. Saturday as people waited outside the City Council chambers for a weekly gay Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

"It's a gay AA meeting and somebody shot at the meeting," said Palm Springs resident Rick Heidorn. 

"We were sitting there and all of a sudden, we heard, `Pop, pop, pop,'" said Paul Granatos. Granatos and Heidorn were seated 15 feet away from the victim when he was shot.


The day a gay cowboy was brutally bashed

THE Big Brother star who tearfully outed himself on TV last week was the victim of a violent gay bashing that left him bloodied and unconscious.

As this picture reveals, model David Graham, who is the early favourite to win the sixth series of the reality show, nearly paid a fatal price for his lifestyle.

The Queensland farmer, 26, was brutally beaten by five men and left for dead in a pool of blood after leaving a popular Brisbane gay night spot in the early hours of January 22.

David was making his way to his ute parked in a side street when he was set upon by a gang of men throwing rocks and bottles.


Gay porn soldier ejected from US Army    

A soldier of the United States’ elite 82nd Airborne Division has been convicted and discharged from service for performing sodomy on screen for a gay military porn website. Richard Ashley received a 75-day jail sentence, and will be discharged in accordance with the Army’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.


Danforth: Ban on gay marriage a silly idea

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. John Danforth says a conservative push to ban gay marriage through a constitutional amendment is silly, calling it the latest example of how the political influence of evangelical Christians is hurting the GOP.


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