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A call for protest in Bangalore India (From Sangama)

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Dear friend(s) BANGALORE PROTEST DETAILS: Time: 5 PM Date: 9th January, 2006, Monday Place: Mahatma Gandhi Statue, MG Road Most of you are aware about the homophobic and moralistic attitudes of Lucknow Police, that lead to the arrest of 4 gay/bisexual men in Lucknow under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. In the FIR…

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The Irish Essay

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By Caillean McMahon A few thoughts on the issue of gay marriage: First of all, nearly all of us support the idea that same sex couples ought to have the right, or have the right to marry even if the laws of a nation deny that right. That said, I’ve a few observations: In re:…

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Antigay Ammendment introduced in PA

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Two friends of mine have lost partners to death in the last year and a half. In each case they found that the legal protections that they set up to try and cover at least some of the benefits granted by marriage were inadequate. Both of my friends had to deal with legal and financial…

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THE TRANSBUSTER

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Chris Crain’s editorial lamenting that HRC apparently has finally decided to put their money where their mouth was and decide to become a GLBT rights organization and not just a rich gay white male rights organization, actually brought a smile to my face. His nit-picking over Mara Keisling’s numbers in the Hate Crimes Bill and…

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Open Letter to Windows Media

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By Autumn Sandeen Dear Windows Media Management, I find it difficult to believe that Windows Media truly believes “Newspapers should reflect all aspects of their readers’ lives” and that its “superior editorial content and community involvement sets [Windows Media] apart”. Although your organization’s print and e-publications cover transgender issues (and obtain transgender readership as a…

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A Line In The Sand

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by Caillean McMahon Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Alliance This well may be the least popular editorial that I have ever written. Having said that, having warned the “gentle reader” that I am about to drop a match onto the gasoline of well-defended complacency, it is time to begin. Today’s news carried a piece on the…

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