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National Roundup
by Raphael Abantés
2003-04-30

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Controversial Northwestern University (NU) professor Michael Bailey may be insensitive to GLBT issues, says the Stanford Daily. Bailey, a professor of psychology at NU, says his gaydar is impeccable. The straight professor claims 75 percent of gender-variant male children grow up to be gay men. The Stanford Daily criticized Bailey and Stanford professors for not questioning the validity of his arguments and for allowing continued laughter from students at his guest lecture where he played video of a young girl saying she 'want[s] a penis.'

San Diego has a new Gay and Lesbian Center. One million dollars rehabbed the old, run-down building that now provides 18,000 square feet of meeting and community space for GLBT people in the city, reports Gay365.com . The city provided most of the funding for the new center that expects to serve 12,000 people annually.

A North Carolina association of Baptist churches is considering expulsion of McGill Baptist Church for baptizing two gay men. The Cabarrus Baptist Association said in a letter to McGill that homosexual lifestyle is sinful and that members of the association must take a stand against it, reports Charlotte News14. McGill's Rev. Steve Ayers said he and his congregation thought the baptism was appropriate.

Kansas City, Mo., is the next city to offer domestic-partner benefits to city employees, according to the Kansas City Star. In the midst of cities like Colorado Springs, Colo., bowing to community pressure to eliminate such benefits, the KC City Council approved the benefits unanimously. The council also created a domestic-partner registry.

California gay couples are one step closer to equality when it comes to property taxes, reports the L.A. Times. The state commission that regulates property tax laws moved to allow domestic partners to receive the same property tax benefits as married couples. Critics of the move say it the change would create a major tax loophole.

A 44-year-old man was executed in Alabama last week for the murder/robbery of a 60-year-old gay man. Gary Leon Brown was convicted of the 1986 murder of Jack David McGraw. Prosecutors say Brown stabbed McGraw 78 times and boasted of killing a gay man.

The 16-year-old girl who was beaten senseless after a day of silence march is home and recovering, reports the Concord Journal. Police investigators are still looking for clues, but have yet to arrest anyone. School officials say the girl's altercation with another student on the day of silence was unrelated to the girl's beating.

Students in San Ramon Unified School District in California planned to ask school board officials yesterday to act against anti-gay harassment in school, reports Contra Costa Times. A California law passed in 2000 requires schools to take action against such harassment, but students in San Ramon say that hasn't happened.

Philadelphia will host a gay festival called 'Equality Forum' to honor gay-positive business role models and the gay community, reports the Philadelphia Daily News. Ford Motor Company's Allan Gilmour and Berlin, Germany's Lord Mayor Klaus Wowereit will be honored. The Forum will also be used to highlight what the organizers say is Santorum anti-gay record.

News Tips? RaphaelNews@aol.com


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