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| Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Obama Once Backed Full Marriage Equality?

During his run for Illinois state Senate in 1996, Barack Obama stated his unequivocal support for gay marriage, according to an exclusive story in the Jan. 14, 2009 Windy City Times newspaper.

President-elect Obama's answer to a 1996 Outlines newspaper question on marriage was: "I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages." There was no use of the phrase "civil unions".

The rainbow flag is undoubtedly the universal symbol for the gay community, a symbol that reminds us that gay people originate from every culture, race and walk of life around the world; however, some of us within the community have forgotten that meaning. Yo Cisco.com examines racism in the gay community.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Soar: CDC

U.S. syphilis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while chlamydia reached record numbers and gonorrhea remained at alarming levels -- especially among blacks, health officials said on Tuesday. Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for about 70 percent of gonorrhea cases and almost half of chlamydia and syphilis cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

TN: Man fired for being gay; owner dares him to sue since there's no ENDA

"They literally said to me that because of my orientation and my 'alternative lifestyle' that I was not a fit for the hotel," said David Hill, formerly the director of human resources for the former Brentwood Holiday Inn (currently doing business as ARTE' Hotel, with no connection to the Holiday Inn chain). "[Tarun Surti, the hotel's owner] said, 'I don't give a damn. They can sue me. I will not have any of 'the gay leadership role' in my hotel.' And that's a quote."

BART cop who executed Oscar Grant arrested in Nevada

The white police office who was caught on video tape shooting an unarmed, prone Black man in the back has been arrested in Nevada.

Johannes Mehserle, the San Francisco BART police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man at point blank range on an Oakland subway platform early on New Year's Day, has been arrested on a fugitive murder warrant.

Jermaine Dupri on Obama, Gays, & Rick Warren

Janet will you please tell your man to stick to creating beats! Read Dupri's post "Let President-Elect Obama Stay in His Own Lane" via The Huffington Post.

Jennifer Hudson To Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

Jennifer Hudson is ready to get back in the spotlight and will do us all proud [again] by singing the National Anthem during the Super Bowl February 1 in Tampa, Florida.

People Who Think Ballet is For Sissies Obviously Have Never Taken A Class...And Nike Agrees

CMYK Magazine causes a homophobic PR nightmare for NIKE.

Kanye West:"Gays Really Be Knowing How To Dress"