poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Aravaani [Transgender] Ms. Sudha was murdered at Trichy Hotel last night. It is learned that Sudha, a beautiful young aravaani was taken by a man aged about 30 to the Nathan lodge, opposite to Raja theatre, Madurai Road, Trichy and had sex with her.

At the midnight the room was not opened for a long time and the door was locked outside, the hotel staff peeped through the window on suspicion and was shocked to witness Sudha dead, bleeding in the bed and the man who accompanied was escaped. It is known that he has given bogus address in the hotel. The hotel manager immediately reported this matter to Fort Police Station, Trichy. Inspector Mr. Ravichandran and Sub Inspector Mr. Thanislaas came over there with a team of police constables, made enquires and sent Sudha's body to The Govt. Hospital, Trichy for post-mortem.


Undignified display: Sparks fly in Senate over gay marriage legislation

Something petty -- a shouting match in the Senate Judiciary Committee last week -- nevertheless echoes strongly with a warning for any thoughtful American concerned about the temper of the times. The spat occurred as the committee considered a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

In part, the clash between Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the committee chairman, and Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., was about a change in venue for the committee meeting.
But the overarching context was the Democratic belief -- well-founded, as it happens -- that this amendment is all about currying political favor with the Republicans' right-wing base and in the process painting Democrats as the defenders of gay marriage.

Irish MP heckled over gay unions    

Six men, believed to be of a conservative Catholic group, threw cups of water and copies of the Irish Constitution at the Irish Justice Minister as he delivered a speech outlining his Government’s plans for same-sex civil unions on Friday.

Justice Minister Michael McDowell was addressing a law conference, held to review various countries’ laws on civil unions. Representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands – all countries that provide recognition for same-sex unions – were present at the conference.


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