The North Carolina Council of Churches, a social justice advocacy group that unites denominations and congregations, has become the first organization of its kind in the South to elect an openly gay person as its president.
Add your voice to those encouraging Rachel Maddow to interview pro-LGBT Ugandans. She recently interviewed David Bahati, the author of the Uganda “Kill the Gays” bill.
from PinkNews: The Rev Jesse Jackson has called for California’s ban on gay marriage to be struck down.
from PinkNews: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doubts that the ban on out gay troops will be lifted before the end of the year.
from PinkNews: A member of a gay rights organisation has been found stabbed to death in the Jamaican capital of Kingston.
from PinkNews: The Czech Republic has been condemned for using “phallometric testing” to check whether asylum seekers who claim to be gay are lying.
from PinkNews: Researchers said that while there were substantial differences in the arrests, police stops, convictions and school expulsions of gay and straight teenagers, there was no evidence for differences in behaviour.