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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gay Travel

The results of an annual Gay and Lesbian Travel Survey have just been released, courtesy of the San Francisco-based Community Marketing, Inc. And while some of the results will be less-than-shocking (gay New York City gets high scores, as does gay Miami and gay New Orleans), there are still a few surprises in the 40-page… Read more »

Senate GOP filibusters nominee over pro-gay editorial

Senate Republicans successfully filibustered on Monday the confirmation of an ambassadorial nominee, citing a pro-LGBT editorial she wrote as one reason to vote against her. The cloture vote to advance the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte for the position of U.S. ambassador to El Salvador failed by 49-37 on a mostly party-line basis. Aponte has… Read more »

Gay rights activists at UN call for end to bullying, violence

UN — Activists called on governments around the world to end homophobic bullying and violence, saying Thursday that gay rights are human rights that must be respected by all. Judy Shepard, the mother of a young man murdered in an anti-gay crime in the U.S. in 1998, told the United Nations gathering that people with… Read more »

Hillary Clinton: Being gay is not ‘a western invention, but a human reality’

Hillary Clinton has delivered a groundbreaking speech to a United Nations summit in Geneva following the US’ declaration that its agencies will challenge the criminalisation of gay acts and LGBT identity overseas. The Secretary of State said gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people were “human beings born free and bestowed equality and dignity, who have… Read more »

Obama: Foreign Aid Could Be Tied To Gay Rights

President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his administration would consider gay rights in making decisions about foreign aid. The president issued a memorandum directing all agencies engaged abroad to make certain U.S. aid programs “promote and protect” the rights of gay people. “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons… Read more »

Rights or righteousness?

Editor’s note: To the casual observer, Evangelical Christians, the Vatican, African Anglicans and Muslims in half the planet are united in a hard line approach to “deviant” behavior (men who have sex with men MSM, intravenous drug use and commercial sex work) that may lead to higher risk for HIV infection. The institutional response has… Read more »

The Future of HIV Prevention Among MSM in Europe

Towards better sex with less harm for gay and bisexual men in Europe Good Morning The title of our conference asks us to consider the future, and I hope over the next two days we will all be looking forward. The future is inevitable. But what it looks like is not. The evidence base for… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2011 Aug-Dec

1 Monogamish 8/11 2 Crimes against LGBT community are up 8/11 3 American Indian tribe approves gay marriage 8/11 3a HIV Epidemic Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men 8/11 4 APA calls for legalization of same-sex marriage 8/11 5 San Francisco married gay couple lose immigration case 8/11 6 ACLU Sues School System for… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2011 Apr-Jul

1 Group alleges abuse of gay, transgender prisoners 4/11 1a Rep. Frank: Antigay Hatred Losing Steam 4/11 1b Therapy Matters – Reflections of a young clinician 4/11 2 Delaware approves civil unions for gay couples 4/11 2a Growing Up Gay and Transgendered in Appalachia 4/11 3 Two Gay Men Raising 12 Children In Arizona 5/11… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2011 Jan-Mar

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 Gay or Straight, Youths Aren’t So Different 1/11 2 Congress gets 4th openly gay member 1/11 3 ‘Lead With Love’ Guidance Video for Parents… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2010 Nov-Dec

1 Gay Couples to Sue Over U.S. Marriage Law 11/10 2 Iowa judges unseated for gay marriage support 11/10 3 First openly gay Episcopal bishop to retire, citing stress, death threats 11/10 4 CA elects nation’s first openly transgender judge, Victoria Kolakowski 11/10 5 Illinois senate approves civil unions 12/10 6 Gay and homeless: In… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2010 Sep-Oct

1 Seymour Pine Dies at 91; Led Raid on Stonewall Inn 9/10 2 NY Governor Signs Gay-Inclusive Adoption Bill 9/10 3 Florida ends ban on gays and lesbians adopting 9/10 4 Almost half of HIV-positive gay men unaware, US study says 9/10 5 U.S. Television Getting More Gay Friendly 9/10 6 Transgender teen stripped of… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2010 May-Aug

1 Gay Couples Challenge Defense Of Marriage Act 5/10 2 Undocumented gay immigrants speak out 5/10 3 A Heaven-Sent Rent Boy 5/10 4 U.S. Episcopal Church consecrates lesbian bishop 5/10 5 Gay immigrants savor freedom 5/10 6 Harvey Milk Honored by LGBTQ Community 5/10 7 Huge news: U.S. House votes to repeal "Don’t Ask, Don’t… Read more »

Gay Canada News & Reports 2010-11

1 Gay Muslim scholar tries to shift attitudes through research, education 1/10 2 ‘I’m a pariah’ says Muslim scholar who is gay 01/10 3 Iranian railroad assists queers acclimatize to Toronto 12/10 4 Gay love on the rez 1/11 4a Gay immigrants rejected by gays and straights 3/11 5 PFLAG reaches out to gay youth… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2010 Jan-Apr

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 US HIV travel ban lifted today 01/01 2 54 Gay Couples Marry On 1st Day Of New Hampshire Law 01/10 3 New Jersey Senate… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2009 Nov-Dec

1 Maine voters overturn state’s new same-sex marria1ge law 11/09 2 Washington voters approve expanded gay rights 11/09 3 Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise 11/09 4 A Sapphic Victory, but Pyrrhic 11/09 4a Help for Gay Caregivers Who Look After Elderly 12/09 5 World’s Largest AIDS Conference to Finally Return to the… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2009 Sep-Oct

1 Gay marriage now legal in Vermont 9/09 2 How Fierce Is Your Light? 9/09 3 Marriage Equality and Sept 11: The Connection You Might Have Missed 9/09 4 Unbelievable: As a Lesbian Mother, I Have to Pay More For Health Care 9/09 5 Top Scientists Get to the Bottom of Gay Male Sex Role… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2009 Jun-Aug

1 U.S. grants asylum to gay Cuban: HIV immigrant ban stalled approval 6/09 2 President hails gay pride month 6/09 3 Nevada overrides governor’s veto to provide domestic partnerships 6/09 4 Nevada Lawmakers Approve Gay Partner Bill 6/09 5 Harvard to Endow Chair in LGBT Studies 6/09 6 New Hampshire Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage 6/09 7… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2009 Apr-May

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman 4/09 2 Gay Rights Groups Celebrate Victories in Marriage Push 4/09 3 Faith Groups… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2009 Jan-Mar

1 Portland becomes largest US city to have gay mayor 1/09 2 111th U. S. Congress convenes with new gay member 1/09 3 2 charged in Seattle with gay immigration fraud 1/09 4 Obama press secretary pledges end to ban on gays in the military 1/09 5 Gay Bishop Invited To Prayer At Obama Inauguration… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2008 Aug-Dec

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 H.I.V. Study Finds Rate 40% Higher Than Estimated 8/08 1a U.S. grants asylum in Indonesian transgender case 8/08 2 Former prisoner gets legal backing… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2008 Jun-Jul

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 Texas gay couples heading to California for licensed marriages 6/08 2 Gay basketball hero to be Olympic ambassador 6/08 3 New Hampshire’s ‘turbulent priest’… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2008 Jan-May

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 New Hampshire Gay Couples Civil Unionized 1/08 2 Task Force Action Fund Hails Passage of NJ Bill 1/08 3 US gets first black lesbian… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2007 Nov-Dec

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 Gay teenagers are homecoming couple 11/07 2 Study: Same-Sex Couples Becoming More Visible In All Parts Of Country 11/07 3 CBS to make news… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2007 Aug-Oct

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 US Democratic Candidates in gay rights spotlight 8/07 2 Democratic presidential candidates address gay rights in TV forum 8/07 3 Lutheran congregation keeps gay… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2007 Jun-Jul

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News 1 Psychologists to revisit gay topics 6/07 2 CDC turns to web to rally gay men against HIV 6/07 3 Gay Inmates to Be Granted… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2007 Jan-May

1 Golden State rings in rainbow of laws in 2007 1/07 2 Original Stonewall Inn saved by gay developers 1/07 3 Bills would give state recognition to gay unions 1/07 4 Chung: A new year: Vietnamese and openly gay 2/07 5 Civil unions available in NJ to gay couples starting Monday 2/07 6 Could a… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2006 Aug-Dec

Important October 2006 documentary film about sexual abuse by priests in USA: Deliver Us From Evil Gay Games 2006 souvenir store: http://gallery.gaygameschicago.org/ 1 Gay Games Stretches Strength with Sydney Mardi Gras 8/06 2 Gay Games Attendance Exceeds Expectations 8/06 3 Gay M.B.A. Students Make Strides on Wall Street 8/06 4 USA military discharges 726 personnel… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2006 Jan-Jul

Important October 2006 documentary film about sexual abuse by priests in USA: Deliver Us From Evil Gay Games 2006 souvenir store: http://gallery.gaygameschicago.org/ 1 Gay soldier discharged after homophobic attack on him 1/06 2 Smith College Gay professor forced out in 1960, then exonerated, dies at 87 2/06    (See documentary film on the ‘scandal’ at… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2005 Jan-Dec

1 Maine Governor signs legislation that protects gays and lesbians 3/05 2 Oregon Supreme Court nullifies 3,000 gay marriage licenses 4/05 3 Connecticut Approves Civil Unions for Gays 4/05 4 Navajo Council outlaws same-sex marriage4/05 5 Gay and not so proud 5/05 6 Surrogate Mothers’ New Niche: Bearing Babies for Gay Couples 5/05 7 Native… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2004 Jul-Dec

1 Ex-Cop Charged in Missouri Student Slaying 7/04 2 Senate Vote Blocks Effort to Ban Gay 7/04 3 American Psychologists to endorse gay marriage 7/04 4 Randy Is Just Dandy – or Is He? ‘Cured’ of homosexuality… 7/04 5 The Honorable Barney Frank’s Speech Before the DNC 7/04 6 New Jersey Governor plans to leave… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2004 Jan-Jun

1 Same Sex Marriages Win Major Victory In Massachusetts 2/04 2 Reaction varies to Mass. Supreme Court gay marriage decision 2/04 3 State by state, barrier against gay unions grows 2/04 4 Gay Couples Marry in Massachusetts 5/04 5 Gay marriage story drew headlines worldwide 5/04 Associated Press http://www.ktvu.com/news/2817433/detail.html February 4, 2004 1 Same Sex… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2003 Jul-Dec

1 U.S. Gays Who Marry in Canada Face Hurdles 6/03 2 Niche Market Gay tourists fly and drop coin like there’s no tomorrow 6/03 3 Supreme Court’s overturns Texas sodomy law 6/03 4 First recorded sodomy prosecution in American history 7/03 5 Opposition to Gay Marriage Is Declining 7/03 6 Episcopalians OK first openly gay… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2003 Jan-Jun

1 Obituary: Photographer Herb Ritts–‘A psychologist, a playmate, a persuader’ 1/03 2 Pointing Gay Immigrants To Grounds for Asylum1/02 3 Call for help from gay US troops surge 3/07 4 Obituary: C.A. Tripp, who wrote influential book on homosexuality, dies at 83 5/22 5 A Nomadic Visionary: Marsden Hartley 6/08 6 Supreme Court Strikes Down… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2002 Jul-Dec

1 Interview: Stereotypes of homosexuals 8/22 2 Passionately Jewish and gay 8/26 3 Law grants inheritance to domestic partners 9/12 4 Psychiatrist’s Group Supports Gay Adoption Rights 5 Olympian Greg Louganis Shares His ‘Coming Out’ Story 10/11 6 ‘Why not love and marriage?’ 10/10 7 Beyond Appearances: The Ambiguities of Sexuality10/30 8 PrideFest goes international;… Read more »

Gay USA News & Reports 2002 Jan-Jun

1 Winter Olympics First To Welcome Gays 1/02 2 Latino gays are finding life a little easier (in Southern California) 2/02 3 Rabbis in the Middle On Homosexual Issues – Debate Ordination of Gays 2/02 4 Wedding bells for Adam & Steve-what is "created equal" ? 5 Mormon Family Values Include Gay Son 2/02 6… Read more »

Gay Canada News & Reports 2008

1 Legal limbo for Canada’s gay refugees 2/08 2 "Ex-gay" adverts forced off the air in Canada 3/08 3 Canadian Study Finds Sexual Orientation Affects Healthcare Use 3/08 3a Last refugee bid refused to gay Malaysian 3/08 4 Gay Sikhs: ‘You’re not alone’ 4/08 5 Jamaica boycott called off 5/08 6 Halifax gay-friendly destination 6/08… Read more »

Gay Canada News & Reports 2000-02

Note: some of these stories focus on the historic debate about legitimizing gay marriage in Canada. The debate virtually ended on June 17, 2003 when the Canadian cabinet approved national policy for marriage to gay and lesbian couples. See #0 below. 0 Canadian cabinet approves national policy for marriage to gay couples 6/03 1 Government… Read more »

Gay Canada News & Reports 2003-05

1 Canadian cabinet approves national policy for marriage to gay couples 6/03 2 Let gays marry now, court says 6/03 3 Toronto Sees Pink Gold In Gay Weddings As Americans Look North 6/03 4 Fifty-four Newlyweds lead Toronto’s Pride Parade 6/03 5 Canada gives gays hope for change 6/03 6 Toronto–North America’s gay-pride capital 6/03… Read more »

Gay Canada News & Reports 2006

1 First Canadian Gay Library at University of Western Ontario 2/06 2 Swimming Olympian Tewksbury reveals his struggles being gay in new book 4/06 3 Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers to tie the knot 5/06 4 An Iranian Gay Activist’s-Arsham Parsi-Moving Plea 6/06 4a Iran’s Gay Refugees Find a Safe Haven in Canada 5 Fearless… Read more »