Happy Tuesday all! Here’s the happy gay news for Tuesday, April 28, 2009.
Americans Shift Sharply in Favor of Marriage
A poll release by CBS/New York Times shows a recent very sharp shift in support for marriage equality. For the first time, support for marriage went above 40% and opposition to all forms of recognition dropped below 30%. And, for the first time, “marriage” is the most preferred of choices offered.
Argentinian Bank Ad
Just wow. I’m trying to remember where I heard about this ad today. I think it was on OutQ.
Trans Chilean Tennis Player Goes Pro
What is in the water in Argentina? I love it!
A Chilean transgender woman who once wished to play professional tennis is living out her dreams after the International Tennis Federation cleared her to play… “They’ve been very nice to me,” she said in the interview. “I believe that the people in Argentina are much nicer and more understanding than they are in Chile, and maybe that’s because there are a lot more transsexuals in Argentina.”
New Mexico Agrees to Provide Retirement Health Insurance to Domestic Partners of State Employees
ALBUQUERQUE – In response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, New Mexico has agreed to provide retirement health insurance to the domestic partners of state employees…”This is fantastic news. We can finally start planning our retirement,” said Havens Levitt who has been a teacher for the Albuquerque public school for 25 years.
History, Birthdays, and more
1970– The Daily Texan runs an ad announcing the first public meeting of gays and lesbians in University of Texas history. 25 people showed up.
1978– A new Canadian immgration law comes into effect; allows gays to enter Canada legally for the first time.
1992– The Santa Cruz city council passed an extensive protection ordinance.
1929– John Paul Hudson, gay journalist. Was one of the first gay writers to take up gay rights and become involved in the media. He wrote for the periodical Gay in 1969, The Advocate in 1970 and contributed to David, Gaysweek, News West, Flash and Vector. A tireless activist he is credited with being one of the founders of the gay rights movement that grew out of the Stonewall riots.
Short and sweet tonight. Love to all.