Friday, September 16, 2011

"Community News"

Posted: 16 Sep 2011 05:50 AM PDT
Church Of Shame: Music Director Leaves Church Over Priest's Antigay Statements.A gay music director at a New Jersey Roman Catholic church is leaving because of the current pastor’s remarks against homosexuality. Robert Russell, music minister at St. Joseph Parish in East Rutherford for 22 years, is resigning because of statements Reverend Joseph Astarita made, such as “Marriage between two men is a lie,” -
A Star's Name: Patrick Harris added to his growing list of honor with his first star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. -
Hall Of Fame: Activists, artists, and others will be among this year’s inductees to the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. Eleven individuals and four organizations will be in the hall’s 21st class of inductees, with the ceremony set for November 9 at the Chicago History Museum. The event will be free and open to the public Chi. G&L Hall of Fame Selects Inductees -
Image Makers: Who Are the Queer Imagemakers? Out Picks Three. Out magazine named three among us as leaving "an indelible mark on queer culture." They are photographer Ryan McGinley, screenwriter-director Dustin Lance Black, and fashion designer Alexander Wang. "Although all three men have achieved mainstream success, each retains a subversive side," -
Prop8 Takers: Dustin Lance Black has two dream guests he'd like to see in the audience - of his Prop. 8 Play about the struggle for marriage equality - President Obama and Marcus Bachmann, according to Next magazine -
Cesspool Shakers: North Carolina's James Forrester Equates Gay People With Cesspool - North Carolina State Senator James Forrester, the primary sponsor of a gay marriage ban, has equated gay people with cesspool. Forrester has tried over the past eight years to get his constitutional amendment that would ban gay and lesbian couples from marrying through the General Assembly. On Tuesday, lawmakers decided to put the question up for a vote in May -

````borrowed from GAYTWOGETHER.COM. . . . .thanks, Michael


Coop said...

Thanks, Justino. I haven't read Bay Windows in a long time. I have no idea what's going on in the gay world :-}

Gary Kelly said...

Can you imagine a world with no bigots or anti-gay sentiment? I can't. That would be like a world without the need for insect repellant.

I don't think gays will ever convince the hard-liners to change their minds. What gays need to do is convince the vast majority of fair-minded people that bigots are wrong. In other words, don't fight fire with fire... fight it with water.