Posts Tagged ‘GLBT’

New Year for the GLBT Museum

December 27, 2011

New Year for the GLBT Museum in SF

Among the many celebrations this season, the museum of San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society marks its first year of operation. From the website:

“Often referred to as San Francisco’s ‘queer Smithsonian,’ the GLBT Historical Society houses one of the world’s largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical materials. The society’s new GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States.”

More:

“GLBT museum celebrates fight for social justice.” Steven Short, KALW-FM

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Wedding Bells in New York

July 24, 2011

Wedding Bells in New York

“Hundreds of same-sex couples say ‘I do’ in New York,” Patrick Wall, Christian Science Monitor

“Hundreds of gay, lesbian couples wed in New York on first day same-sex marriage is legal,” Lukas I. Alpert, New York Daily News

“After Long Wait, Same-Sex Couples Marry in New York,” Thomas Kaplan and Michael Barbaro, New York Times

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Gay Marriage Law Passed in New York

June 25, 2011

Gay Marriage Law Passed in New York

The New York State Senate has passed the Marriage Equality Act legalizing same-sex marriage, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed it into law. Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa and the District of Columbia.

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Closet Veterans

November 11, 2010

Closet Veterans 

The Washington Post is observing Veterans Day with a story previewing the Pentagon report on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy:

“More than 70 percent of respondents to a survey sent to active-duty and reserve troops over the summer said the effect of repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy would be positive, mixed or nonexistent, said two sources familiar with the document. The survey results led the report’s authors to conclude that objections to openly gay colleagues would drop once troops were able to live and serve alongside them.”

— “Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war,” Ed O’Keefe and Greg Jaffe, Washington Post.

The chief authors of the study are Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson and the Commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, General Carter Ham.

 

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Grande Finale for the Liberace Museum

October 17, 2010

 Grande Finale for the Liberace Museum

 The Liberace Museum, a Las Vegas fixture since 1979, closes today, October 17, 2010. The Liberace Foundation promises that the museum’s collection of  flamboyant … objets d’art will tour the country.

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Senate Fails to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

September 22, 2010

Senate Fails to Repeal 'Don't Ask don't Tell'

A motion to debate a defense bill which containing a measure repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy failed in the Senate on Tuesday.  Arkansas Democrats Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor joined the Republican filibuster. Several Republicans claim they might eventually vote to end DADT but want to hear the results of a Pentagon review of the policy, due on or about December first, too late to realistically allow for further Senate consideration.

 As Igor Volsky points out, 70 percent of Americans favor repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” while the 42 senators stalling the bill represent only 36 percent of the U.S. population.

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Historic Wedding Day in DC

March 9, 2010

Historic Wedding Day in DC

Several same-sex couple who obtained District of Columbia marriage licences last week were married Tuesday.

Details:

“First same-sex marriages celebrated in DC,” Washington Post

“Same-Sex Couples Say ‘I Do’ in DC,” Russell Berman, AOL News

“Same-Sex Couples Wed in Washington, DC,” VOA News

“First Same-Sex Couples Get Hitched in DC,” DCist

“Washington weddings begin for same-sex couples,” AP via Salon

 

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DC Legalizes Gay Marriage; Oral Roberts Drops Dead

December 16, 2009

DC Legalizes Gay Marriage; Oral Roberts Drops Dead

The District of Columbia Council voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the Nation’s Capital on Tuesday. Several U.S. Congressmen have stated they will moved to block this local law enacted by the duly elected local government.

Televangelist Oral Roberts responded by going into conference with his Maker, so the 91-year-old preacher was unavailable for comment. He was never very vocal on issues of sexuality anyway, perhaps because of his unfortunate first name.

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Weekend Demonstrations in DC

October 13, 2009

Weekend Demonstrations in DC

It was a typical 3-day weekend in Washington, DC. Thousands gathered to march, run, and demonstrate for an end to breast cancer, the Knights of Columbus got out the feathered hats and laid a wreath at the foot of a statue no one notices in front of Union Station, Metrorail celebrated Columbus Day by closing stations for track work, local protesters demanded a better NFL team, and thousands of gays and lesbians marched on the Capitol to demand marriage equality and the right to serve in the military.

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DC Same-Sex Marriage Bill Introduced

October 6, 2009

DC Same-Sex Marriage Bill Introduced

A bill to permit same-sex couples to marry in the District of Columbia was introduced in the District Council today. Same-sex marriages from other states and countries are currently recognized in the Nation’s Capital.

D.C. Councilman David Catania, one of two openly gay council members, introduced the new legislation. A vote by the 13 member District Council is expected in December.

 

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