Gay news,U.S district court thinks DOMA unconstitutional, HIV vaccine breakthrough, U.K supreme court/asylum, Helsinki Gay Pride arrests

9 07 2010

A U.S district court in Boston has ruled that section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional. It is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. In both Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs Health and Human Services as well as Gill vs Office of Personnel Management, Judge Tauro thinks DOMA violates equal protection principles. Great news!!

U.S government scientists have discovered 3 powerful antibodies against the HIV virus. The strongest neutralizes 91% of all cells!! More than any before. The cells were found in an African-American gay man who had the cells naturally. Researchers screened 25 million of his cells to find 12 that produced antibodies. Unfortunately it will be years before this can be used on people, still very good progress.

The U.K Supreme Court has decided that gay couple who fear retribution in their home countries have a right for asylum in the U.K. The decision involved 2 men from Iraq and 1 from Cameroon. Lord Hope said that to compel a homosexual person to deny their sexuality is to deny them a fundamental right to be who he is. Well said. Lord Roger said that just as male heteros are free to enjoy rugby, beer and talking about woman with their male friends ,gays should be allowed to listen to Kylie ,drink exotic coloured cocktail and talk about boys with their girlfriends. A little ridiculously stereotypical but I guess he meant good.

Last weekend it was Helsinki Gay Pride. Three men decided to ruin the fun and used pepper spray and smoke bombs. Over 30 people were hit by it and also some children. Nobody was injured but the men have been charged with a hate crime and Finnish president Tarja Halonen denounced the attack.

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Gay News, GLAAD stupid again, homosexual a slur, man sues for “I’m Gay” license plate

13 02 2010

While there are many gay organizations doing good things GLAAD proves to be stupid again. While in Africa this week gays have been beaten up, they have a super anti-gay law coming up there and in the U.S there are every week also anti-gay crimes, GLAAD focused on this: John Mayer, a gay ally that has stood up for gay rights many times, told playboy he gave Perez Hilton the dirtiest, tong-iest kiss ever, almost as if he hated fags. Now GLAAD want him to apologize for what he said. Just stupid, pick your battles!!!!!

A CBS/New York Times poll on DADT revealed that many Americans respond more negatively to the word homosexual then to “gay men and lesbians”. When they were asked if homosexuals or gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military 44% favor homosexuals and 58% favor gays!!!  I am not surprised by this because (Republican) bigots always use the word homosexual and not gay because they know it sounds sexual and that is a turn-off for a lot of people. So I think from now on politicians should all use the word gay!! Will not happen though.

A guy from Oklahoma is suing his state because he cannot use the license plate that reads: “I’m Gay”. Oklahoma Tax commission turned him down because the plate might be offensive to the public. Using straight sexy though is allowed, so kinda double standards. I do not think it is necessary to have your license plate read I’m Gay, but it is not offensive and definitely not more than STR8SXI.