road.jpg L.A. names an intersection after homophobic pastor Frederick K.C. Price but refuses to pay for the ceremony after learning of Price’s statements regarding homosexuality. Gay city councilman Bill Rosendahl finds himself at the center of the controversy: “I’ll vote against this [fee waiver] today to show that homophobia will not be supported by the city of Los Angeles. It goes with the territory — I’m the elected official here who is gay. I’m now the point person on these issues and it’s part of my portfolio. I accept it.” Rosendahl had earlier seconded the motion to rename the intersection, before he had learned of Price’s views.

road.jpg Canada marriage wire: more lesbians marrying than gay men; Foreign Affairs office issues travel warning, urges caution for same-sex couples traveling abroad.

road.jpg Arson suspected in torching of Brownsville, Texas gay club HeartRock.

Posted July 25, 2005 at 9:19am ETC by Andy Towle
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