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04/19/2007


News: Martha Stewart, Tel Aviv, Hate Crimes, Oaxaca, Joey Arias

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FBI: Anti-gay hate crimes increase 11%.

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Joey Arias brings 'Arias with a Twist' to L.A.

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Dangerous: Martha Stewart has some strong words for Sarah Palin.

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Should PEPFAR money to Uganda be cut off?

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Report: 4,000 Anglican priests to join Catholic Church. "Under the Vatican’s initiative, Anglicans, turned off by their own church’s embrace of gay clerics, women priests and blessing of same-sex unions, can join new parishes, called ‘personal ordinariates’, that are headed by former Anglican prelates."

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Formed following the passage of Proposition 8, gay rights group celebrates first anniversary in Orange County.

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Man attacked after climbing into bear enclosure at zoo in Bern, Switzerland.

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Did J Lo fall so people would notice her performance?

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Canada border guards seize PG-rated gay films headed for Inside Out Film Festival: "All three movies have been shown in Canada before. Patrik 1.5 is a PG-rated film about a gay couple's foibles adopting a child in Sweden. Clapham Junction is R-rated, but by no means obscene. I Can't Think Straight, the other film seized, is a relatively mainstream movie which had a theatrical release this summer. It stars Lisa Ray."

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WATCH: Janet Jackson's new video "Make Me".

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Selected entries from National Geographic's International Photography contest.

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GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios on former KC Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, anti-gay slurs, and homophobia in professional sports: "I hope the league moves beyond individual suspensions and instead enacts zero-tolerance policies that start to address the danger of homophobia in sports."

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Denver evangelical church opens doors to all.

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Nude sunbathing initiative led by gay rights activists rejected in UK.

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Stonewall Family: World of Warcraft highlights Gay Guild.

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Jude Law does his fitness routine for students at NYU.

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Male model fix: Nicholas Lemons.

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Oaxacan town holds drag festival: "The annual dance and festival of the muxes celebrates a group of homosexual men who don elaborate makeup and traditional dress to dance and crown a queen, all with the support and excitement of the local community. Zapotec Indian culture in the Juchitan area, 277 km south of the Oaxacan capital, treats male homosexuality with openness."

Health care plan to include prayer?

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Carrie Prejean's brother on her sex tapes: "If they were put in front of me I'd probably watch it."

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Akron and Summit counties in Ohio mull anti-discimination ordinance protecting gays and lesbians.

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Geri Halliwell has a revelation: not all hairdressers are gay.

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Tel Aviv evicting gays from public park cruising area: "The new policy is divisive even within the LGBT community itself, as some of its leaders sided with city hall. Yaniv Weizmann, founder of the Proud Youth organization and a city council member, told Haaretz that the park's historic role was over. 'The community has matured,' he said. 'We can walk around in broad daylight in Tel Aviv. Something that was relevant when we were a persecuted and oppressed community is no longer relevant today.' Others see establishment leaders like Weizmann as traitors to the cause."


Nationwide Vigils Held for Slain Gay Puerto Rican Teen

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Thousands attended a vigil last night at Pier 46 on the edge of New York's West Village. Similar vigils took place in cities around the country in response to the murder of Puerto Rican gay teen Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado. Last weekend the decapitated, dismembered, and partially charred body of gay teen Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado was found by the side of a road in Puerto Rico. The police investigator suggested that he deserved what he got because of the "type of lifestyle" he was leading. Juan Martinez Matos has been charged with first-degree murder for Mercado's death.

In NYC, Christine Quinn, Council member-elect Danny Dromm, GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, and fashion designer Malan Breton spoke to the crowd.

Watch a news report and video from New York City, and a wrap-up of San Francisco's event, from Sean Chapin, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
Nationwide Vigils Planned as Officials Mull Application of Federal Hate Crimes Law [tr]
Puerto Rican Teen's Killer Says Murder was 'Gay Panic', Self Defense [tr]
Suspect Arrested in Horrific Murder of Puerto Rican Gay Teen [tr]
Gay Puerto Rican Teen Decapitated, Dismembered, and Burned [tr]

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WATCH: GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios on Obama and Gay Rights

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GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios appeared on CNN yesterday with Fredricka Whitfield to discuss the recent signing of the hate crimes law, the lifting of the HIV travel and immigration ban, Question 1 in Maine, and where Obama is on his promises to the gay community.

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GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios on Obama and LGBT Rights

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New GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios discusses the Obama administration and LGBT rights, and Monday's cocktail reception at the White House in celebration of the 40th anniversary of  Stonewall.

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Jarrett T. Barrios Named New President of GLAAD

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Jarrett T. Barrios, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a former Massachusetts legislator and current president of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation will replace Neil Giuliano as GLAAD's new president, the organization announced today.

According to the organization, "At 40 years of age, Barrios will become the youngest leader of GLAAD and, as a Cuban-American, he will be the first head of a national LGBT organization fluent in English and Spanish. He was the first openly gay person and the first Latino elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, where he represented a largely white, Catholic, working-class district."

Barrios has also served as a boardmember of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders and Greater Boston Lesbian and Gay Political Alliance.

Said Barrios in a press release: “We’re making progress toward equality, but we’ll only achieve full equality if we change hearts and minds – and that’s what GLAAD is all about. We’re working for the day when every one of us is accepted, respected and valued for the contributions we make to this country.  It’s an ambitious goal, but I know we can do it.  I believe in our community, and I believe in our country.”

He is married to Doug Hattaway, his partner of 16 years, and they are raising two teenage sons.

A Victory Fund video profile on Barrios from 2007, AFTER THE JUMP...

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