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“What I’m sayingis that I think theideal environmentfor children is in arelationship thathas both a motherand a father.”
, attempting to explain his remarksto Rosie O’Donnell. (New York Daily News, April 24)
“The staff genuinely believedthat Nudge was an ordinary petdog which had been desexed tobecome a gay dog.”
— The owners of Adelaide’s Thai Spice, telling SouthAustralia’s Equal Opportunity Tribunal why theyrefused to let a blind man and his guide dog enter.The staff apparently misunderstood “guide dog”for “gay dog.” They will pay a ﬁne for disabilitydiscrimination. (Agence France Press, April 24)
“My take on homosexual, hetero-sexual, transgender relationships,interracial relationships, it’s all upto you and the person you love,and frankly I’ve never thoughtthat politics and marriage mixedin any way.”
, who is starring as agay nightclub owner in the new Broadway versionof “La Cage aux Folles,” at the same time as hehelps launch RightNetwork, a conservative TVchannel. (Wall Street Journal, April 23)
Should Atlanta spend millions on anLGBT community center?
At least ﬁve gay candidates run for Ga.legislature.
Derrick Martin attends prom withboyfriend in rural Ga.
Fred Phelps’ anti-gay church coming toAtlanta.
Obama heckled by protesters, repeatsDADT promises.
National news briefs.
From the publisher: Let’s talk about theelephant.
Speaking out: Readers react to FredPhelps, Nancy Schaefer.
Q-100’s Melissa Carter on road tomotherhood.
Books: Yolo Akili’s poetry transcendssexual identity.
Music: DJ Mike Pope brings the beatsto the South.
Sports: Atlanta Beat readies forinaugural season.
Events: Stage icons raise funds forlocal theaters, Anthony Williams’ ona new runway.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pray forAtlanta.
Milestones: Joan Sherwood &Debbie Fraker.
Readers share stories of theiroutstanding moms.
Georgia spotlight: MEGA Family Project,First City Network.
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