Monthly Archives: June 2013

Stonewall, Gay “Liberation” and the Supremes


Dotty LeMieux | LA Progressive | June 29, 2013 orty-four years ago almost to the day, the first Stonewall riots happened. Stonewall was a NYC bar frequented by the most disenfranchised of the gay (although that word was not in common … Continue reading

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Half a million people to march in Paris gay pride parade


Jean Paul Zapata | Gay Star News | June 29, 2013 Today over 500,000 people are expected to attend the first gay pride parade since same-sex marriage was legalized 29 May. Given the history of violence that has come with … Continue reading

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Challenging Liberty: The Danger of DNA Databases


Devon Douglas-Bowers | The Hampton Institute | Truthout | June 29, 2013 Earlier this month, the Supreme Court passed down a ruling stating that it is legal to take DNA swabs from arrestees without a warrant on the grounds that “a DNA … Continue reading

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Sponsors of Proposition 8 file petition to stop same-sex marriages


Stephen Magagnini | Sacramento Bee | June 29, 2013 While dozens of same-sex marriages were being performed in San Francisco on Saturday, the Proposition 8 legal team filed an emergency petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the unions. The … Continue reading

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Violent Arrests at pro-Gay Rally in Russia


Cathy Kristofferson | Oblogdeeoblogda | June 29, 2013 (Straight ally) Daniil Grachev REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk Today in St. Petersburg, Russia pro-and anti-gay supporters clashed at a gay pride event organized by ”Ravnopraviye” (Equal Rights.) The event had been sanctioned by the authorities.  The … Continue reading

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Singapore goes pink to support gay rights


Herald Sun | June 30, 2013 MORE than 20,000 people wearing pink clothing have gathered in Singapore for an annual rally in support of gay rights in the city-state, where an archaic law criminalises sex between men. From pink tube … Continue reading

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US same-sex marriage activists welcome first green card issued to gay couple


Herald Sun | June 30, 2013 A MARRIED same-sex couple in the USA has had their relationship recognised for the purposes of having a green card issued: the first time such a thing has happened. On Friday, Bulgarian-born Traian Popov … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg Busts Up Pride Parade


John M. Becker | Bilerico | June 29, 2013 LGBT activists were arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia today for participating in a gay pride parade, in violation of the state’s ban on so-called “gay propaganda.” According to a report from the … Continue reading

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Student Loan Rate Rise Will Be a Disaster”


Sen. Bernie Sanders | Reader Supported News | June 29, 2013 Citing a major crisis in college costs, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today urged quick action by Congress to keep student loan interest rates from doubling on Monday. “If we do … Continue reading

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New BofA Whistleblower Reveals More Homeowner Abuse


David Dayen | Salon | Reader Supported News | June 29, 2013 Bank of America whistle-blower details latest scheme to abuse homeowners, evade settlement rules and pocket cash. Last week, I detailed bombshell revelations from Bank of America whistle-blowers, in which … Continue reading

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