Gay news, Castro shooting, first presidential gay marriage, gay domestic violence by former Minnesota Viking

28 06 2010

During Pink Saturday in SF’s Castro a man shot 3 people during the kick-off of the Gay Pride festivities. It happened at the corner of Market and Castro in front of  The Cafe at 11pm. A 19-year old man was killed and a man and woman injured. The suspect, another 19-year old man was taken into custody. I used to walk there everyday, so scary and sad…

Icelandic Prime Minister Sigurdardottir married her partner at the same day gay marriage became legal in Iceland yesterday. They already had a registered partnership since 2002. This makes her next to being the first gay Prime Minister ever also the first head of state  to have a same-sex marriage.

That gays are no different from straight people unfortunately also goes for domestic violence. Former Minnesota Viking and out gay man since 2002, Esara Tuaolo, was arrested last week for domestic assault and 3 misdemeanors. He was released on bail but given a no-contact order with the victim. There are not many high-profile same-sex domestic violence cases on record, so I am curious how this pans out and if it becomes a landmark case.

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Roland Garros day 1

24 05 2010

Yesterday was the first day of the biggest clay court tournament of the year. At the women’s side it promises to be an interesting one this year with numerous candidates for the title. Title defender Kuznetsova is not one of them in my opinion, she did win her first round match petty easy though. Venus Williams had to play one of my favs, Patty Schnyder who really seems to be at the end of her career. She used to be very dangerous on clay, but only showed her extreme talent and feel for the ball sporadic in this match, losing 3-6 3-6. There were 2 upset yesterday. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, the winner of Rome 3 weeks ago and seeded 20th got injured during her warm up and lost 2 and 4 against the tallest woman on tour, Akgul Amanmuradova. Number 10 seed Viktoria Azarenka has been slightly injured as well but kept on playing the whole clay court season through resulting in being burned up here in Paris, losing to the always dangerous Gisela Dulko 6-1 6-2.