· Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick received "an enthusiastic greeting" at Boston's gay pride, "becoming the first sitting governor to ever participate in the parade—which has been around for three and half decades, parade officials said." More Deval Patrick, parade festivities and go-go boys here.
· Also for the first time, Boston pride's prayer service is held at a predominately-black church.
· WaPo provides details on a major compromise between Democratic congressional leaders and the National Rifle Association on "what could be the federal first gun-control legislation since 1994, a measure to significantly strengthen the national system that checks the backgrounds of gun buyers.
· Russell Simmons: "I'm still not gay. But if I were ..."
· Nashville’s Kroger supermarkets pull free copies of gay monthly Out and About "and pressure to reconsider is building."
· Sen. Ted Kennedy on the anti-gay and ex-gay writings of surgeon-general nominee Dr. James Holsinger: "I am disappointed that the Administration looked past the many
talented physicians who have a record of bringing people together and
instead chose an individual whose record appears to guarantee a
polarizing and divisive nomination process."