Recent Headlines

San Francisco Pride and the LGBT divide over Bradley Manning
MetroWeekly
May 16, 2013

When Bradley Manning appeared before a military judge at Fort Meade in Maryland on a chilly day in late February, he admitted to being solely responsible for the largest leak of secret documents in American history.

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White Girls Club: New Jersey High School Group Isn't Cute or Clever
The Root
May 15, 2013

New Jersey high school students' flaunting of racial privilege is no laughing matter... a group of white female students decided to not only form a White Girls Club but also tweet racist comments about black students ...

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Does the Venice Biennale need a Vatican pavilion?
guardian.co.uk
May 15, 2013

The Vatican is to show religious art this year at its Venice Biennale debut – a surprise entrant that may ruffle a few feathers.

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UK all-female Julius Caesar Goes to New York
guardian.co.uk
May 15, 2013

The Donmar Warehouse's all-female Julius Caesar will get a New York run in the autumn, becoming the first US transfer of artistic director Josie Rourke's tenure.

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Gay Marriage in South Korea
Yahoo! News
May 15, 2013

A gay South Korean film director is set to symbolically marry his long-term partner, saying he aims to pry open the closet in this conservative Asian country where homosexuality is still taboo and gays have been subjected to hate crimes.

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Couple sues over adopted son's sex-assignment surgery
Yahoo! News
May 15, 2013

A South Carolina couple sued doctors and state social workers on Tuesday for subjecting a 16-month-old child born with both male and female genitalia to what they say was medically unnecessary and irreversible sex-assignment surgery while the toddler was in foster care.

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I came out because gay people in Russia are suffering – it's time for courage
guardian.co.uk
May 14, 2013

I've been studying Tornnovy's social network pages for the past hour. ... The investigation informed news agencies that before killing Vlad, his attackers had "stripped the victim naked and set about forcing beer bottles into his rear passage...

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Fired Gay Ohio Teacher: Union Won't Back Complaint
ABC News/AP
May 14, 2013

A gay teacher challenging her firing by an Ohio Catholic school says the local union for Catholic educators has decided not to proceed with her complaint.

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My Medical Choice
NY times
May 14, 2013

[The Angelina Jolie piece everyone is sharing on fb. - ed note]
MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56... My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer,...

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Alice E. Kober, 43; Lost to History No More
NY times
May 14, 2013

An unknown language in an unknown script, and the forgotten woman who found the key to deciphering it...The woman was Alice Kober, an overworked, underpaid classics professor at Brooklyn College.

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