Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” has had practically every critic in the land drafting veritable thank-you notes to the film.
Archive for July, 2010
The Texas Gay Rodeo Association announced that the Big D Rodeo 2010 to be held at the Diamond W Arena in Alvarado, Texas September 10 – 12. Big D Rodeo is a weekend filled with exciting rodeo performances, entertainment, live music, and dancing. The weekend begins at 6 PM Friday night, September 10 at the Diamond W Expo with a kickoff party and “meet and greets” from various organizations and live singers. Also on Friday evening in the Arena is a Jackpot Barrel Race open to all competitors interested in entering, with $1000 added prize money.
Although the prosecution was ready to move forward and the arresting officers were present in courtroom 120 of DC Superior Court this morning, the government decided at the last minute today to drop the charges against Lt. Dan Choi and Cpt. James Pietrangelo II. Apparently, Prosecutor Christine Chang was unaware of the government’s decision as she stated, “I was ready,” and wasn’t able to explain the last-minute decision not to prosecute.
As jury selection for the murder trial of Lawrence “Larry” King’s attacker, Brandon McInerney, is set to begin today in Ventura County, Calif., GLSEN is deeply saddened by the loss of two young lives to homophobia.
Silence Equals “a Tacit Approval of an Incredibly Ignorant and Fundamentally Homophobic Point of View”; Joins Servicemembers United in an Online Petition Highlighting Survey’s Waste of Taxpayer Money
Legacy Community Health Services Applauds Obama Administration’s Comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Legacy Community Health Services applauds the release of the nation’s first strategy to address the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic. The strategy sets three aggressive goals to combat the epidemic: reduce new HIV infections; increase access to care for people living with HIV/AIDS and optimize health outcomes; and reduce HIV-related health disparities. It also addresses the social factors such as stigma and discrimination that contribute to vulnerability to HIV infection and poor health outcomes.
The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – today praised the decisions of Judge Joseph Tauro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management and Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Department of Health and Human Services, declaring the denial of federal rights and benefits to lawfully married Massachusetts couples under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional.
On July 6, a coalition of leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations in Hawaii denounced Governor Linda Lingle for vetoing HB 444, Hawaii’s Civil Union legislation. The bill provides that equal rights and responsibilities of married couples in Hawaii be afforded to thousands of non-married couples in the state – including same-sex couples. Coalition members include Equality Hawaii, the GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG-Oahu and Pride Alliance Hawaii.
I am greatly disturbed by the ambivalence displayed by your magazine at what President Obama’s domestic agenda is doing to our great nation. He promised no tax increases–not one dime–for 95% of Americans. Yet, in 2011, every American will be hit by a torrent of tax increases that we have never seen in our lives.