voting to strip LGBT employment protections, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
"voted unanimously Tuesday night to add transgender protections to the
agency’s employment nondiscrimination policy."
HIV rates decline in South Africa? New data suggest a 35% drop in the rate of new infections. "Research discovered that 1.3% of 15 to 49-year-olds contracted the diseases between 2005 and 2008, compared to 2%
among the same group between 2002 and 2005."
Pioneering black film director Oscar Micheaux honored on a
new postage stamp. Micheaux was born in 1884 and ecame the first black to produce a movie and later introduced the actor
Paul Robeson in 1924.
Wisconsin court rules gay parents do not have full parental rights. "A woman who raised two adopted children for years in a same-sex
relationship is not considered their parent under Wisconsin law, an
appeals court ruled Thursday. The court ruled that only the woman's former
partner is their parent since the adoptions were done under the
partner's name. 'It's another slap in the face to gays and lesbians that we're not
equal. We're not parents,' said the woman's attorney, Michele Perrault. "
Trial dates for the two Zimbabwe gay activists arrested
and tortured in May: "The dates are 30 June and 1
July. The state appears to have
separated the two based on the premise that Ignatius
be charged for possession of a pornographic DVD and Ellen [Chademana]
Dallas Area Rapid Transit enrages LGBT community by mistakenly stripping away LGBT employment protections. "DART board members [attempted] to give final approval to a policy that purports to
prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity. But with a
one-word switch in the new language, approved 11-2 in a committee
of the whole meeting Tuesday night, the new policy would in fact
extend no new protections to transgendered employees, gay rights
activists say. What's more, they say it would strip away protections
for gay and lesbian employees found in the existing board policy." Much more at the Dallas Voice.
The September issue of VIBE, the last of the magazine's print edition, previews beefcake of the football season. "Angels in the End Zone" was lensed by fashion photographer Ben Watts and pairs football's hottest jocks with several R&B starlets.
For another helping of beefcake, here is New York Jets' safety Kerry
Rhodes. The lucky girl is Adrienne Bailon formerly of 3LW. Darren
Sharper, Devin Thomas and much more thick and sexy beefcake, AFTER THE JUMP.