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General Gayety

I know it’s hard for you. What with the Democratic drama, Myanmar mess and other big stories to keep track of, it’s tough to stay abreast of LGBT news as well. I’m here to help. I can’t recount every piece of recent gay news for you, but I can offer a selection of items guaranteed …

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Singapore sins

General Gayety

The island nation of Singapore has a population of about four-and-a-half million people. The country’s media watchdog is resolved that not one of those people will see homosexuals on TV. The Media Development Authority (MDA) just spanked a television station for showing the unthinkable: a gay family. At 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 of …

Referendum rascal

General Gayety

Michael Heath is so anxious to go back in time you’d think he expects to earn frequent flier miles for the journey. Heath, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, has initiated a referendum that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions and prohibit same-sex couples from adopting. It would also remove sexual …

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Violently ill

General Gayety

I’m so sick of violence I want to hit someone. I’m having one of those moments when it feels like the amount of violence in the world is just plain overwhelming. But if I respond by tuning out the news, I’ll have nothing to write about but my own life and that could lead readers …