Gay history under consideration as a mandatory requirement in California schools: “A bill is being considered by the state Senate that would mandate that California’s schools teach about the pro-societal impact of homosexuals in America. Opponents say this bill is for indoctrination and supporters say it will battle discrimination.”
A hate crime hearing inspired by the recent violent attacks by Jacob Robida at New Bedford, Massachusetts’ Puzzles Lounge inspired New Bedford City Councilor Joe DeMedeiros to spontaneously come out of the closet Tuesday night in front of 200 fellow citizens: “Just over a year and a half ago, I did probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do in my life, and that’s tell my Portuguese immigrant mother that I was gay. And this perhaps replaces that as the most terrifying thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror when I got home. So I felt the responsibility to do this tonight.”
Rhode Island lawmakers urged to approve gay marriage.
Notre Dame does turnaround on gay film fest: “After hearing from hundreds of students, faculty members, alumni and administrators in the last 10 weeks, Father Jenkins said he saw ‘no reason to prohibit performances of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ on campus.’ The gay film festival will also continue. ‘I am very determined that we not suppress speech on this campus,’ Father Jenkins said in a statement. ‘I am also determined that we never suppress or neglect the Gospel that inspired this university.'”