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May 2, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

The globalization of gay bashing

Anything But Straight

The latest alleged anti-gay terrorism in Iraq is gluing shut the anuses of homosexuals, while forcing the victims to ingest a form of Ex-Lax. The special glue can only be removed by surgery — thus often leading to a painful death. It is challenging to know if such information is accurate. But, confirming the latest …

Gender discrimination in sports

T-Notes

Sarah Gronert’s desire to play tennis isn’t complicated. Unfortunately, for her, everything else about the game is. You may have heard her story. A number of LGBT and/or alternative papers have covered her travails — even the New York Daily News ran an item about her. Briefly, Gronert had been born with an intersex condition, …

Faith-based equality effort

National News Notes

Faith-based effort for equality AUSTIN, Texas — Advocates for LGBT equality, looking to develop dialogue about gay rights with members of faith communities across the nation, will embark on the Sundays of Solidarity campaign — visiting churches, synagogues, and other faith community gatherings across the U.S. — for seven straight Sundays this month and into …

Travel ban still in place

Global News Notes

Travel ban still in place LONDON — Gay men living with HIV remain banned from travelling to the U.S. unless they have specifically applied for a visa to do so, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) warned in mid-April. Despite the recent introduction of an online visa waiver system (ESTA), people with …

New project leader named

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Grassroots names project leader CHARLOTTE — Grassroots Leadership has announced the hiring of LaWana Mayfield as project coordinator for The Mecklenburg Justice Project. She brings years of activism and organizing to Grassroots Leadership serving as the diversity co-chair and national female diversity co-chair for the Human Rights Campaign addressing concerns in the LGBT community. …

Women’s Health: Protecting yourself and safeguarding for the future

Women face several unique health issues throughout their lifetimes. It is important to know the signs and symptoms and preventative measures for diseases and other healthcare situations affecting you today and tomorrow. These simple and practical tips can steer you in the right direction: Safe healthcare Find a doctor who is sensitive to your needs …

Resources for LGBT parents

There are several credible and exciting resources for LGBT parents raising children. Whether in a relationship and co-parenting or single, parenting is always a challenge. Add to the mix that one or more parents are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and the issues just get that much more complex. Here are some resources to help …

Life Lessons

A father and his gay son

Sundays to many of us represent a day for worship, a day for family and a day for love. Since May 18, 2003, every Sunday has meant something different for me and my family. The six-year anniversary this May marks the day when I heard my father was killed. My dad, Fred Windmeyer, was walking …

EarthTalk: Two Questions

Dear EarthTalk: What is the status of Hawaiian monk seals and how will the new national monument designation in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands affect them? — Polly LaBarre, New York, NY Easily exploited by hunters, whalers and fishermen in the 19th century, Hawaiian monk seals essentially never recovered. As early as 1976, the …