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Skelos: GOP Would Bring Up Marriage

Speaking at a gathering of the Log Cabin Republicans of New York State (LCR), the leader of the Republican conference in New York’s State Senate said that a same-sex marriage bill would likely come up for a vote if the GOP retakes the majority in that body on November 2. Comment

Global Outcry Frees Russian Gay Leader

Just three days after a frightening 72-hour ordeal in which he was kidnapped, drugged, and intimidated by Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s security forces — provoking world-wide protests — Russia’s best known gay activist, the intrepid Nikolai Alexeyev, was arrested on September 21 along with ten other gay activists, part of a group of 30 who were holding a demonstration outside ultra-homophobic Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov’s office. Comment

Bronx Fights Back

At the scene of the vicious and brutal anti-gay attacks allegedly carried out by the Latin King Goonies in the Mount Morris section of the Bronx, political and community leaders from the borough were joined on Saturday, October 9, by Governor David Paterson, Congressman José Serrano, and Speaker Christine Quinn in condemning the crimes, demanding justice for the victims, and calling for an end to the anti-gay rhetoric and attitudes that can lead to violence against LGBT people. Comment

US Saw Anti-Gay Iraq Murders in ’05

A 2005 document included in the nearly 400,000 US Department of Defense records recently posted on shows that the Pentagon was aware of the organized killing of gay Iraqis more than 15 months before those murders were first reported, in Gay City News. Comment


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