News: Azis, Stripper Cop, ACT UP Paris, Lance Bass
Seattle Pride parade on again. Rally searching for a resurrection.
Two female plainclothes police officers charge Scottish male stripper with impersonating a police officer: "I said I was not a police officer, I said I am a stripper. They followed me into the bar, watched the show, then asked me to go back to the station. It was all quite friendly. When I went back later they said they were going to charge me. I have spoken to two solicitors and they do not know if it will go to court."
Crain's POLL: "Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to introduce a gay marriage bill in New York state is favored by almost two-thirds of the 1,022 respondents to a recent Crain's online poll. About 63% of voters said they support a gay marriage law. If New York adopted the new legislation, it would become only the second state behind Massachusetts to legalize same-sex marriage."
Gay Pride dies in Leicester, UK: "...organisers say they are disappointed the event cannot go ahead because of a lack of cash and volunteers leaving the area."
Kentucky governor considering emergency "special session" of legislature in order to repeal benefits for gay couples.
Democratic presidential contenders go head-to-head in 90-minute televised debate tonight.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "I hope Al Gore enters the race; I think it would be good for the country."
Condoleezza Rice to be subpoenaed on Iraq.
ACT UP Paris has been ordered to pay the Cathedral of Notre Dame a one Euro fine for staging a mock wedding in the cathedral without its permission: "'The provocative act of June 2005 and the unrest it caused shocked many people of different faiths, whether believers or not, both in France and beyond,' the Paris archdiocese said. Act Up Paris said it was considering appealing against the decision. In the mock wedding, a man dressed as a priest and a lesbian couple - both dressed in white wedding dresses - walked up the cathedral's main aisle and mimicked a wedding ritual while about 20 activists distributed flyers denouncing the Church."
Now it's Lance Bass handing out the kisses in public.
New York Post columnist slams Matos-McGreevey tell-all: "Dina McGreevey does a disservice to women. To wives. To honest political groupies."
55% of shareholders at Micron Technology Inc. vote to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation at the company, but Micron's Board of Directors refuses to accept the resolution: " This is the first time that a majority of shareholders at any U.S. company have voted to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. For most social issue resolutions, receiving shareholder support ranging anywhere from 20 to 30 percent is considered a decent mandate."