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Iraqi Gay Murders Surge; World Finally Takes Note

As organized killings of Iraqi gays have escalated in recent months amid a homophobic campaign in that nation's media, openly gay Democratic Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado has asked the US State Department to investigate. Polis, the first non-incumbent openly gay man ever elected to Congress, who returned from a visit to Iraq at the beginning of April, told Gay City News that while in Baghdad he had met with the chargé d'affaires, who is overseeing the US embassy pending the arrival of a new ambassador. Comment

Mixed Verdict on State Budget

As Governor David Paterson's administration and state legislative leaders scramble to finalize the budget legally due on April 1, advocates for the LGBT community and those living with HIV or working to prevent the virus' spread offered divergent views on the impact of key decisions made in Albany. Comment


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