New Hampshire House defeats amendment to ban gay marriage.
NYC: Battle over Christopher Street residents and gay youth continues: "The idea that racism might play a part in the residents' annoyance at the kids is a delicate one in a liberal stronghold like the West Village. Folks here pride themselves on their tolerance for diversity. Certainly, the ones fed up with the whole street scene aren't buying that argument. 'Why is this being made into a racial issue?' asks Terri Howell, of Bedford Street, incredulously. When she gets jolted out of bed by a raucous crowd, she doesn't think about skin color or sexual orientation. She thinks about one thing: 'It's bad behavior.'"
Celebrities in India speak out about having gay friends and misconceptions about homosexuality...
"Dino Morea: "When I entered the modelling world after completing my graduation, I had loads of stories about homosexuals forcibly making you enter into an act with them. In fact, I used to be very scared of them initially and always used to maintain a safe distance but then slowly I realized that my all such notions were wrong. On many occasions gay men make great friends." Well, it's a step.
Episocopal church headed for Columbus, Ohio showdown over letting another openly gay person become a bishop.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors drafts resolution condemning Vatican's stance on gay adoptions. Resolution: "It is an insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great city's existing and established customs and traditions, such as the right of same-sex couples to adopt and care for children in need."
Rumor: Apple to debut new "communication" product on April 1st, available in seven colors?
Russian men and Brokeback Mountain — a report from the front: "The controversial film, a story of homosexual love, has attracted the attention of Russian cinema-goers. When the film opened across Russia, people rushed to buy tickets for the premiere. However, the erotic scenes in the film drive many Russian men wild, making them lose temper and leave. Employees of Russian cinemas do not say that Brokeback Mountain attracts fewer viewers than other films do. Many men come to see this film, including men of untraditional sexual orientation. The latter usually watch the entire film from beginning to end.