Avicious pit bull attack sends one man to the hospital. But those who saw it don’t blame the dog as much as his owner. And now police have him behind bars.
Police say 21 year-old Izehe Joseph Martin gave his pit bull the command to attack another young man. It happened this past Sunday night. Friends of the victim say he is 17 and that Martin was upset that their friend told him he needed a leash for the dog.
Janet Jackson has signed on as an executive producer of a documentary on the lives of transgender people living around the world.
New York-based Brainchild Films announced Monday that Jackson was working on “Truth” and would do some of the on-camera interviews. The documentary begins production this summer and will focus on the lives and struggles of transgender persons.
Well before the national gay-rights movement sprang from the Stonewall riots, West Hollywood Presbyterian Church started Los Angeles’ first gay men’s rap group. The year was 1965.
The congregation launched the Lazarus Project in 1977, sending gay men and lesbians into Presbyterian churches across the country to share their stories of faith and family at a time when the denomination was poised to declare that “homosexuality was not God’s wish.”
Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida (The Miami Herald)
11 months 3 weeks ago
From The White House: June is Pride Month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. This is an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made, and recommit ourselves to the work ahead.
National LGBT advocates plan to join other civil rights leaders on Tuesday in calling on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to end the Police Department’s current stop-and-frisk policy, which they argue constitutes harassment of young black and Latino men.
Coming two weeks after the board of the N.A.A.C.P. voted to endorse same-sex marriage, the gay advocates’ move to significantly change the stop-and-frisk tactic reflects a new degree of cooperation between gay rights and other civil rights groups.
The Vatican has criticised sharply a 2005 book by a US theologian and nun on sexual ethics, where she defends gay rights and equal marriage.
The BBC reports that the Holy See’s Orthodoxy Office said that Sister Margaret Farley’s book, Just Love, posed ‘grave harm’ to the faithful, and that her ideas on masturbation, homosexuality, equal marriage and remarriage were in ‘direct contradiction’ to traditional Catholic teaching on sexual morality.
A landmark vote last week by the Conservative movement’s rabbinic committee has established rituals for wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples, affirming that same-sex marriages have “the same sense of holiness and joy as that expressed in heterosexual marriages.”