2008-07-29 18:40:36

Gay USA: A Shake-up in New York Politics that could benifit LGBT rights

The Mormon Church will mark the day perversely with a letter read from all of their pulpits worldwide calling for its members to join them in supporting a constitutional amendment in California banning same-sex marriage. We'll talk about that as well as a lawsuit brought by LGBT legal groups challenging the validity of the California amendment on a variety of grounds. But they're not stopping the titanic fight to defeat the initiative at the polls and we urge you all to make a donation to that campaign no matter where you live. Go to: _www.equalityforall.com_ (http://www.equalityforall.com) ALSO IN THE NEWS: A SHAKE-UP IN NEW YORK POLITICS THAT COULD BENEFIT LGBT RIGHTS A NEW STUDY ON HOW WOMEN ARE EVEN MORE DISPRORTIONATELY EXPELLED FROM THE MILITARY UNDER THE DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL POLICY WE MOURN THE LOSS OF JUDI VERDINO, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE FOR LGBT YOUTH AND A LEADING AIDS ADMINISTRATOR A SOUTH CAROLINA HS RELENTS AND ALLOWS A GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE--WITH CONDITIONS FOUR ARE ARRESTED FOR GAYBASHING AFTER FLAGSTAFF PRIDE AIDS ACTIVISTS DEMAND THE SENATE PASS THE INTERNATIONAL FUNDING BILL NEW YORK CITY CLINICS CHANGE THEIR QUICK HIV TESTS AND A WEIRD GAY--BUT NOT GAY--MOMENT AT THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDSGay USA, a weekly news-hour, offers comprehensive news and analysis by and about the LGBTQ community. The program features lively repartee between hosts Ann Northrop and Andy Humm, as well as interviews with special guests. Produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Gay USA airs several times a week on Free Speech TV. Each week’s complete episode is streamed on www.freespeech.org and is available as an RSS feed. A weekly news summary—ideal for sharing with friends—is available on http://community.freespeech.org.