· Here is a screen grab from the first television commercial for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The one-minute "image-softening" spot entitled "Invisible" debuts tomorrow in Iowa, featuring the senator talking with farmers, seniors, children and a single mother. "Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this President," she says. "But they’re not invisible to me and they won’t be invisible to the next President of the United States." Watch the ad here.
· Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty named Dr. Shannon Lee Hader to head the city’s troubled HIV/AIDS Administration, his fourth openly gay or lesbian appointment. Meanwhile, the District of Columbia Public Schools is close to adopting a gay-inclusive sex-ed plan that has received “little public feedback.”
· The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—the nation's largest Lutheran denomination—votes to allow "clergy in same-sex committed relationships can serve...without threat of discipline."
· Scientists in Chicago are studying gay brothers and "hope that by gathering DNA samples from 1,000 sets...they will be able to find genetic linkages smaller studies failed to detect."