Happy Gay News for April 16, 2009

Happy day all!  Let’s get to the happy gay news for today, Thursday, April 16, 2009.

NY Governor Introduces Gay Marriage Bill

Some say it was a premature move, but big hugs to Governor Paterson for doing the right thing! A few snippets from the press conference:

Silence should not be a response to injustice, and that if we take no action we will surely lose, maybe we’ve already lost.

I’m wondering if I’m in a time warp… the [previous] governor introduced the same bill in 2007, so I read today that I’m rushing things? … This to me is an issue for families, not just for walking down the aisle… but for 1300 to 1400 rights that don’t exist unless a couple is married.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg also spoke at the press conference:

I don’t think the government should be in the business of telling us who we can and who we can’t marry… and we’re not asking anyone to behave in any way inconsistent with their beliefs.

Read/Watch More…

Good As You’s video of the press conference

New York Governor Calls Lack Of Gay Marriage A “Crisis Of Leadership”

Washington State Expands Gay Partnerships

What is in the air in the state of Washington?  Can we bottle it and ship it down here to the Bible Belt, please?  They’ve been sending the GLBTQ some major legislative love recently!

Read/Watch More…

Washington State Gays Get ‘Everything But Marriage’

Nonviolence 4 Equality

Joe.My.God twittered about a new group, Nonviolence 4 Equality.  Their tagline is “Training LGBT people in civil disobedience and direct action.”  Sounds pretty interesting.  Check out their web site, to learn more: www.nonviolence4equality.org

Gay and Lesbian Travel Industry Thrives in Economic Recession

“While some Americans have put aside travel plans during the recession, the gay and lesbian community has refused to sacrifice vacations—and the travel industry is taking notice.”

Read entire article

(from LGBTtweets)

Gay History, Birthdays & Quote of the Day

http://blog.grassrootsequalitynetwork.com/

Gay Word of the Day

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/04/word-of-gay-dutch-girl.html

University of Georgia: “Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal?”

New scientific study to prove what we already suspected.  You gotta laugh.

http://www.oblogn.com/2009/04/15/university-of-georgia-is-homophobia-associated-with-homosexual-arousal/

(via queerunity)

The effeminate sheep and other problems with Darwinian sexual selection

Interesting read.

http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_gay_animal_kingdom/
(via queerunity)

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