Archive for April, 2012

Sofia Davis Launch Party  makes huge splash in Harlem
By April 28, 2012 Read More →

Sofia Davis Launch Party makes huge splash in Harlem

“Fashion on the Hudson.” By Delvon Johnson People swarmed in droves to attend the launch party of Fashion on the Hudson”, one of the hottest fashion shows in New York city.  This year, the launch party was held at Aloft, a hot new hotel that resides in the heart the Harlem.  The fabulous hotel is […]

How anti-sodomy laws were sunk
By April 26, 2012 Read More →

How anti-sodomy laws were sunk

Racism, jealousy, and a false police report If you love John Grisham’s fictional legal thrillers, you’ll be riveted to Dale Carpenter’s real life page-turner Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. Carpenter is a Law professor at the University of Minnesota and is involved with LGBTQ legal issues. Told from the perspectives of the plaintiffs, arresting officers, […]

Posted in: Columns
Commentary: Was Jesus gay? Probably
By April 24, 2012 Read More →

Commentary: Was Jesus gay? Probably

By Rev. Paul Oestreicher I preached on Good Friday that Jesus’s intimacy with John suggested he was gay as I felt deeply it had to be addressed Preaching on Good Friday on the last words of Jesus as he was being executed makes great spiritual demands on the preacher. The Jesuits began this tradition. Many […]

Posted in: Religion
MTSU may get gay fraternity
By April 24, 2012 Read More →

MTSU may get gay fraternity

Small group of students hopes to start Sigma Phi Beta chapter on campus By Julie Hubbard Middle Tennessee State University’s first gay fraternity may be coming to the 101-year-old campus soon. It’s part of a growing movement in the Midwest and South, where gay students launch their own Greek organizations because they lack the acceptance […]

Neo-Nazis Taking to Terror
By April 24, 2012 Read More →

Neo-Nazis Taking to Terror

By Pavol Stracansky PRAGU – Just days after a hotel was firebombed in a suspected racist attack, experts and activists have warned of neo-Nazi groups turning to ‘terrorist’ campaigns as they become increasingly influenced by far-right movements in other countries. They say that extremist groups in countries such as Russia, Italy and Germany are providing […]

Social Media Activism Takes Root in Malawi
By April 24, 2012 Read More →

Social Media Activism Takes Root in Malawi

By Katie Lin BLANTRYE, Malawi – As Malawians celebrate Joyce Banda’s appointment as president on sites, like Facebook and Twitter, the increased use of social media in Malawi comes full circle as her new government takes office. For it was during the country’s civil society mobilisation against the former government that social media first gained […]

Obama to Sudan, South Sudan: Conflict Is Not Inevitable
By April 24, 2012 Read More →

Obama to Sudan, South Sudan: Conflict Is Not Inevitable

By Kent Klein President Barack Obama is appealing to the governments and people of Sudan and South Sudan to avoid a return to war. The president called for peaceful negotiations, in a video message posted Friday on the Internet site YouTube. After more than a week of military skirmishes along the border between the two […]

Gov. Cuomo Announces DFS Life Insurance Investigation, Reaffirms Marriage Equality
By April 24, 2012 Read More →

Gov. Cuomo Announces DFS Life Insurance Investigation, Reaffirms Marriage Equality

In a NYC Press Conference, New State Agency Introduced, What DFS Investigation Means For LGBT Couples By Nathan James New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a new state agency, and announced a wide-ranging probe of the way life-insurance companies pay out death claims at a Manhattan press conference this morning. He also reaffirmed his […]

George Zimmerman released on bail
By April 23, 2012 Read More →

George Zimmerman released on bail

George Zimmerman has been released from prison on bail as he awaits trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin. The neighbourhood watch volunteer left the Seminole County jail late Sunday night on a $150,000 (£93,000) bond. Zimmerman, 28, is set to go on trial on second-degree murder charges for the fatal shooting of the unarmed […]

Entertainment Pioneer Dick Clark Dies at 82
By April 20, 2012 Read More →

Entertainment Pioneer Dick Clark Dies at 82

By Katherine Cole Dick Clark, entertainment pioneer and television host of American Bandstand, has died at age 82. Publicist Paul Shefrin said Clark suffered a heart attack Wednesday and died at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. He was not a singer or musician, but Dick Clark was one of the most famous […]

Posted in: People