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North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger made headlines recently for suggesting that firing people from their jobs solely because they are gay is one of the "freedoms we enjoy" as Americans. Pittenger's startlingly offensive remarks came as supporters of a federal employment non-discrimination act that would protect gay workers on the job are trying to force a vote on the proposal in the U.S. House.
Picture Calendar Girls meets The Full Monty, the calendar will be released online on Saturday, November 1 on the Sutton LGBT Forum, lgbtsutton.co.uk . Drag superstar Dave Lynn will feature on the cover and a variety of different sized men, from different backgrounds, will grace the monthly pages.
The Indonesia's Aceh province is considering adopting a new bylaw that would impose public floggings for homosexual activity by non-Muslims as well as Muslims. Under sharia law, which is in effect in Aceh, Muslims are already subject to that punishment for gay sex, as well as penalties for adultery, public intimacy and wearing shorts or tight dresses.
Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of available blood by hundreds of thousands of pints each year and save more than a million lives a year, a California study showed on Friday. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has banned gay men from donating blood since 1983, when it was discovered that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was being transmitted through transfusions.
As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights advocates.