When asked, newly elected Episcopal church leader Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says homosexuality is not a sin: “I don’t believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us. Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender.”
Gay Iraqi hostage James Loney to receive “fearless” award from Pride Toronto. Says greatest fear was that captors would Google him and find out he is gay: “I was worried that if the captors did find out, that it would substantially change my treatment or would, or could, endanger my life. It would have entered a whole kind of range of unpredictability into the situation that didn’t need to be there.”
The latest rumor: Apple planning to release “ultraportable” computer.
Joining Tim Andreadis at Dartmouth, Ryan Fournier rises to the top as Ohio State University’s first openly gay undergraduate student government president.
Faculty members at Ryerson University in Toronto turn their backs on anti-gay commencement honoree: “Can you image gay and lesbian students sitting there getting their degree and someone is being honoured at their graduation who says, ‘You shouldn’t have your rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?'”
Ringleaders in cowardly Santa Fe gay bashing of James Maestas in February 2005 are sent to rehabilitation rather than prison. Judge: “You both would be ruined if I sent you to prison. I would be throwing you away. I don’t want to do that.”