Police in Jerusalem have banned a protest meant to object to the recent ban on a Gay Pride parade there. Authorities say they are worried that it will incite violence. Organizers say they will go ahead with the protest anyway.
Robert Perry, the gay man who was attacked with a hatchet by Jacob Robida at Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford and later complained that paramedics who arrived on the scene mistreated him, has had his claims dismissed by state investigators, who found no evidence of abuse.
STUDY: Circumcision lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%. Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids Richard Feachem: “We know the factors that cause HIV to spread rapidly in a country – the number of concurrent sexual partners, the use of condoms, the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases and male circumcision. Other things being equal, in a circumcised population you have a low and slowly developing epidemic and in an uncircumcised population you have a high and fast developing epidemic.”
Channing Tatum steps up.
Following loss to Ned Lamont, Joe Lieberman abandons Democratic Party, vows to run as independent. Demands for removal from committees begin: “He is a disloyal Republican partisan. He now openly defies the will of the Democratic voters, and would rather risk our party’s future, our chance to take back the Congress in the fall, in order to coddle his increasingly-conservative ego.”
Governing body for aquatic sports tells team of gay men that synchronized swimming is only for females, bars them from competing: “While men have been competing in mixed and single-sex teams since for over 20 years, the IOC and FINA refuse to allow male or mixed teams to compete. There has been concern that an ‘over-flamboyant’ approach to the sport could tarnish its image. Founder member of the Tsunami Tsynchros Bob Wheeler defended their approach, he told the San Jose Mercury News, ‘Free routine’s all about creativity. We don’t wear floral bathing caps. We have small Speedos usually, and we deck ’em out with glitter and things like that.'”