Monthly Archives: February 2013

Transgender woman to stand for election in Pakistan


Anna Leach | Gay Star News | February 26, 2013   A hijra, or transgender woman, is standing for election in Pakistan and campaigning for equal rights.’It is not our destiny to merely dance for others and hold begging bowls. We … Continue reading

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Anti-Gay Bill ‘Reflects Russian Values’ Foreign Minister Says


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | February 26, 2013 Russia’s foreign minister has rejected criticism about the proposed law that would outlaw ‘homosexual propaganda’ nationwide. Sergey Lavrov said there are no obligations to Europe or any other country to respect … Continue reading

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Uganda detains second British citizen associated with play containing gay character


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | February 27, 2013. A  Second British man has now been arrested and is being held in a prison in Uganda after appearing in the play The River and the Mountain, which used a gay character in … Continue reading

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The Human Costs of Sequester


Katrina vanden Heuvel | Washington Post | February 26, 2013 The media is going sequester 24-7. Anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to the across-the-board spending cuts about to hit  this Friday  is about to have little choice. The brouhaha about … Continue reading

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Why Is the Homophobic Catholic Church Filled With Closeted Gay Priests?


Mark Dowd | The Guardian | AlterNet | February 26, 2013 I approached a director at Channel 4 back in 2000 with a proposal for a documentary on homosexuality and the Roman Catholic church. I had a simple pitch. “I want … Continue reading

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Physicist: If All Science Were Run Like Marijuana Research, Creationists Would Control Paleontology


Nicole Flatow | Think Progress | AlterNet | February 26, 2013 In the face of obstacles to marijuana research from both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Defends Proposed Bill Against ‘Gay Propaganda’


On Top Magazine | February 26, 2013 Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, on Tuesday defended a bill which seeks to ban “gay propaganda.” In responding to criticism from the Dutch government and the European Union, Lavrov said that Russia does … Continue reading

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All Democrats On Illinois Panel Considering Gay Marriage Supported Civil Unions


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | February 26, 2013 All seven Democratic members of the Illinois House panel considering a gay marriage bill voted in favor of civil unions. The 11-member House Executive Committee will hear the measure when it … Continue reading

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Unbridled Secrecy


New York Times | February 26, 2013 The Supreme Court severely damaged the rule of law in its decision on Tuesday to disallow a lawsuit challenging the federal law that permits broad, secret surveillance and interception of international communications involving … Continue reading

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Gay Couples Face a Mixed Geography of Marriage


Rajah Bose for The New York Times Henry D. Johnston and Alex Irwin near their home in Moscow, Idaho. KIRK JOHNSON | New York Times | February 26, 2013 MOSCOW, Idaho — The border with Washington State is just two miles … Continue reading

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