Alex Blaze

Friday Update

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 16, 2007 12:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Weekly Reader
Tags: ataturk, Barack Obama, conservative movement, Don't Ask Don't Tell, France, fruitcake, Hawaii, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Israel, John Edwards, john inman, john waters, marriage equality, New Jersey, peter pace, richard hatch, September 11, survivor, tax evasion, Turkey

Here are some important items that we didn't have time to cover at Bilerico this week:

  • Hawaii's civil unions bill dies in the House, a bill to give health benefits to the same-sex partners of state employees passes, and general Hawaiian disorder ensues. (The Honolulu Advertiser)

  • Queer, Arab, stuck in Haifa, and, for no good reason, reading a Hoosier LGBT blog in English? Well, there's a conference for you too. (Aswat)

  • John Inman, the very femme Mr. Humphries of the absolutely classic British sitcom Are You Being Served?, died last Thursday due to complications related to hepatitis A. (The Times)

  • The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles has accepted the first gay man and lesbian to study to become rabbis in the conservative movement. (Forward)

  • Turkey re-opens YouTube after it was banned for questioning national hero Ataturk's sexuality. Let's see if any Turkish government officials read Bilerico: Ataturk is so gay! OK, now someone fly to Turkey and see if you can load us up. (Yahoo! News)

  • Clinton and Obama stumble to find the right answer to Pace's morality lecture, Edwards gets it right the first time. None of them support full equality for GLBT folk, but that's not news. (Pam's House Blend)

  • Three years of court later, France's highest court rejects a suit for marriage equality. As Le Monde's headline read in their French for American High School Students Edition: "Bonjour Sacrebleu Joie de Vivre!" (International Herald Tribune)

  • DADT discharges this past year were half what they were just before September 11, 2001. Yep, it's totally about morality. (365gay)

  • Hairspray director John Waters is making a children's Christmas movie called Fruitcake. (Popwatch)

  • Gay Survivor Richard Hatch is behind bars for tax evasion. Shocker: He's got a book coming out. (People)

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