Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-09-01
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

NATIONAL ROUNDUP
by Andrew Davis
2006-08-09

This article shared 2174 times since Wed Aug 9, 2006
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Fred Daley, a central New York State priest, claims that Catholic Relief Services stopped him from participating in a mission to help increase HIV awareness in Africa because he is gay, Advocate.com reported. Daley, of St. Francis de Sales Church, was scheduled to leave on Aug. 6 to wrap up training in Washington but received a phone call telling him that his application had been withdrawn.

Catholic Charities of San Francisco announced that it has found a way to help connect hard-to-place children with gay or straight parents without violating the Catholic Church's views on homosexuality: by partnering with another adoption service. Initially, the agency had planned to terminate its child adoption program because of a difference in church-related doctrine and state anti-discrimination law, The San Jose Mercury News reported

Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese praised the fact that New Mexico's 2003 hate crime statute can be applied in the case of a man who was attacked in Santa Fe; three men have been charged. 'A vicious crime that left a gay man seriously injured and his friend fearful of her life has the full power of the law behind it thanks to New Mexico''s hate crimes law,' Solomonese stated in a press release.

Laquanda 'Swoop' Johnson, a 24-year-old lesbian, was shot to death in Washington, D.C., apparently because she decided to cooperate with prosectutors in a murder investigation involving a close friend, The Washington Blade reported. However, Johnson may have also been killed because of her openness regarding her orientation, some contend.

Martin Salinas, a Texas man who suffered severe brain damage and was left paralyzed after a brutal gay bashing in Manchester, England, in 2003, has passed away. According to Advocate.com, after extensive treatment, the 39-year-old Salinas returned to his family home in Texas, where he died of a seizure that was a direct result of brain scarring he received during the attack. 365Gay.com reported that the club's owner has offered a reward of almost $10,000.

The National Gay Basketball Association ( NGBA ) will play a tournament in Utah—one of the country's most conservative states—this fall, according to The Washington Blade. Sixteen teams from across the country will compete in the NGBA tournament Oct. 28-29 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

In Alabama, the mother-in-law of defeated legislative candidate Gaynell Hendricks has challenged the slim victory of would-be state legislator Patricia Todd, the Associated Press reported. If the win holds up, Todd would be the first openly gay member of Alabama's legislature, since there is no Republican challenger for November's general election.

Darlene Nipper, director of Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams' Office of LGBT Affairs, helped put together the country's first known transgender job fair sponsored by a U.S. city. According to the Washington Blade, the July 22 event attracted over 80 participants.

In Florida, the state's Republican gubernatorial frontrunner, Charlie Crist, says he has no objections to civil unions for gays and lesbians, according to an item on Gay.com . However, Crist—who is himself the subject of gay rumors—is against same-sex marriage and gay adoption.

In Massachusetts, a Springfield man who supposedly tried to pay University of Massachusetts students for sex is a paid lobbyist for the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus, a pro-gay marriage advocacy group, the Boston Herald reported. William G. Conley was arrested by UMass police after allegedly posting an Internet message offering $50-$150 for 'oral relief.'

In Aldie, Va., police are investigating the vandalism of a gay couple's property as a possible hate crime, according to the Washington Blade. Heyward Drummond and John Ellis discovered the word 'fag' spray-painted on their driveway and fence; also, about 170 trees and bushes on their property were uprooted and gasoline had been poured on the lawn.

A transgender child in Florida who is genetically a boy will attend kindergarten in Broward County this fall as a girl, according to The Miami Herald. The student—who is thought to be the youngest trans child admitted into south Florida schools—will dress in gender-neutral clothing and use a gender-neutral name.

Perry McGuire, the Republican candidate for Georgia attorney general, compared gay-straight alliances in schools to 'a pedophile club or a gambling club,' 365Gay.com reported. McGuire made the statement to a Christian news service as he was answering a question about a court ruling involving a Georgia school sued by gay students.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the country's largest gay and lesbian political action committee, is endorsing five more candidates, bringing the total number of endorsed candidates to 64 this year, U.S. Newswire reported. Among the newly endorsed candidates is Stephen Padilla, the Democratic incumbent mayor of Chula Vista, Calif., who came out last year at a Pride rally.

In South Carolina, the Constitutional Ballot Commission has approved a description of a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions, according to 365Gay.com . The proposed amendment is already headed to the ballot on Nov. 7.

In Rhode Island, Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel characterized Theresa Deschenes' threats and slurs to AIDS-afflicted neighbor Kenneth Potts as 'hateful conduct,' The Providence Journal reported. Saying, 'She has threatened him with physical violence ... all connected to his sexual orientation,' Vogel issued an injunction against Deschenes, preventing her from having any intentional contact with Potts, her downstairs neighbor.

The FORGE Forward 2007 Conference and Intensives, scheduled to take place March 29-April 1 in Milwaukee, will tackle such issues as fostering HIV prevention, building anti-racist coalitions and training mental health professionals to work with transgender clients. For info or to register, go to www.forge-forward.org/conference, e-mail conference@forge-forward.org, 414-559-2123.

Joseph Mellilo, 59, one of the members of the three gay couples who sued Hawaii in 1991 to obtain marriage licenses, passed away July 25 of throat cancer, the Honolulu Star Bulletin reported. Mellilo's partner of nearly 30 years, Pat Lagon, was by his side when he died.

The International Federation of Black Prides ( IFBP ) —a coalition of Black Gay Pride organizations in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa—has announced the formation and recent IRS 501 ( c ) ( 4 ) tax-exempt status of the IFBP Fund for Leadership, Inc. According to a press release, the fund's board of directors has started developing a long-term plan to capitalize on the fact that more than 300,000 Black LGBT individuals and families attend the more than 30 Black Pride events held each year around the U.S.

A controversial new study of more than 400 people by Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania showed that gays there are more likely than heterosexuals to experience domestic violence, according toThe Washington Blade. The survey found that gays there were 5 to 10 percent more likely to be harmed by a spouse, partner or family member.

A few scientists have stated that the AIDS virus hides out inside people's intestines, replicating in the lining of the gut and damaging the immune system from there, according to a Reuters item. Working with colleagues, Satya Dandekar, chairwoman of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California Davis Health System, said that the study was the first to explain why the drug cocktails taken by HIV patients often fail to work completely.


This article shared 2174 times since Wed Aug 9, 2006
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

NATIONAL Trans women in sports, Grindr crime, 'Berlin Patient,' trans death 2021-10-24
- Sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women's Soccer Team Co-Captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA stars Layshia Clarendon and Brianna Turner joined more than 150 fellow athletes in women's sports to support ...


Gay News

WORLD Indian commission, queer royals, MTV, Putin, attack in Jamaica 2021-10-24
- India's National Medical Commission has ordered publishers and medical schools to edit their textbooks and curricula to exclude discriminatory and unscientific portrayals of LGBTI people, according to Human Rights Watch. ...


Gay News

PBS to air queer documentary 'Things We Dare Not Do' Oct. 25 2021-10-12
- American Documentary | POV announced the national broadcast premiere of Things We Dare Not Do (Cosas que no hacemos), the second feature film from Mexican director and cinematographer Bruno Santamaría, as part of POV's 34th season. ...


Gay News

Coming Out for LGBTQ+ History 2021-10-11
- October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day established in 1988 by members of the LGBTQ+ community to encourage people to stop hiding and be open about their identity. Coming out increases visibility of the ...


Gay News

HRC marks National Coming Out Day with new resource for youth 2021-10-11
- On Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is commemorating the 33rd annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD) by announcing the release of a new resource, "Online Communities and LGBTQ+ Youth." "National Coming Out Day exists ...


Gay News

Monday, Oct. 11, marks both Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Coming Out Day 2021-10-07
- The Trevor Project's Coming Out: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People is a resource that covers a wide range of topics to support LGBTQ young people in exploring what coming out safely can mean for them. ...


Gay News

Pandemic Pivot: Museum launches major digital exhibit for LGBT History Month 2021-10-05
- "In Plain Sight' offers website visitors a digital timeline of LGBT achievements including 800 entries across 10 categories Visitors to the Stonewall National Museum and Archives (SNMA) in Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest LGBT lending ...


Gay News

Chicago Reader celebrates 50th anniversary 2021-09-28
--From a press release - The Chicago Reader, a fearless, innovative, and nationally respected media voice in Chicago since 1971, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of exhibitions, events, and projects. The Chicago Reader's first issue was October 1, ...


Gay News

NGLCC, Grubhub team to help LGBTQA-owned restaurants 2021-09-25
- The country's vulnerable LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and bars serving food will find help this fall, courtesy of a partnership formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Grubhub. These small business owners have been among ...


Gay News

SOCCER U.S. women win big over Paraguay again 2021-09-22
- Five days after Carli Lloyd scored five goals against Paraguay, Alex Morgan scored a hat trick (three goals) as the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT) downed the same country 8-0 on Sept. 21 in Cincinnati, ...


Gay News

SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay 2021-09-17
- Scoring five goals in a soccer match can be called a glut or even a "repoker." Whatever it's called, Carli Lloyd accomplished that incredible feat as the U.S. women's national team routed Paraguay 9-0 in Cleveland ...


Gay News

USWNT national soccer team slams contract offer 2021-09-16
- The United States Women's National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) is calling the U.S. Soccer Federation's offer of identical contracts for its women's and men's national teams a publicity stunt, according to Yahoo! Sports. On S ...


Gay News

Three Red Stars join USWNT for upcoming games against Paraguay 2021-09-10
- Three Chicago Red Stars will join the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) later this month as the squad takes on Paraguay Sept. 16 and 21. Defenders Casey Krueger and Tierna Davidson will be joined by ...


Gay News

Pleasure Chest donating to Gay for Good 2021-09-07
- Adult novelty boutique The Pleasure Chest will commemorate its milestone 50th anniversary by donating 15% of the total vibrator sales from its four storefront locations and e-commerce store on Sept. 15-30 to Gay for Good—a national ...


Gay News

HRC fires its president, Alphonso David 2021-09-07
- On Sept. 6, the national LGBTQ+ organization the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) fired its president, Alphonso David, for advising now-former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) during his sexual-harassment scandal ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.