Alex Blaze

Friday Update

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 09, 2007 12:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Weekly Reader
Tags: Andre Boisclair, Ann Coulter, blood ban, blood donation, Canada, christian chavez, Dick Cheney, Equality Ride, HRC, international gay and lesbian rights human rights commission, iowa state university, Jean Charest, lonnie latham, oklahoma, parti quebecois, Quebec, sodomy laws, soulforce, utah

Here are the really gay things that happened this past week that we decided not to blog about:

  • Anti-gay pastor Lonnie Latham was acquitted from charges of lewdness related to offering a blowjob to an undercover cop. After years of fighting our community, we saved his tail. Go figure.

  • I learned that Utah still has a sodomy law on the books. I also learned from that article that:

    1. Utah has an openly gay state senator.

    2. Utah social conservatives don't read Supreme Court decisions, or they don't read at all. It was unclear.
    3. I don't want to move to Utah.

  • A radio shock jock in Quebec said that Andre Boisclair's Parti Quebecois has become a party of fags. Boiclair is the openly gay leader of the PQ. Quebec's premier Jean Charest responded calling the remarks unacceptable. That's how you do it, Cheney!

  • Iowa State University's Greek Council decided not to give out incentives for donating blood because the gay and bisexual frat couldn't participate in the contest.

  • A new report from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Right Commission shows how homophobia in Africa is helping to spread HIV and turning GLBT people away from treatment.

  • Mexican pop star Christian Chavez came out.

  • The HRC wants you to send a letter to your local paper to drop Ann Coulter's column. Warsaw's Times-Union carries it.

  • The Soulforce Equality Riders' bus was vandalized in Iowa.

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