Russia’s new laws curtailing the rights of gay people within that country’s borders have generated significant push-back in parts of the world that support civil rights regardless of sexual orientation. There’s a loud and...
The bad pun in the title is based on an event happening Aug 8-18, mostly in Quebec: the 14th annual World Scout Moot – the first one held in this country.
What’s a moot then, in this case? Wikipedia has this explanation:
Same-sex marriage is pretty much settled in law and public opinion in Canada. In general, it’s been legal across the country and the Canadian military since 2005 – even earlier in some provinces.
There are odd twists to this...
This past weekend Ontario’s Liberal Party chose a new leader, who will take over as premier from Dalton McGuinty.
The new premier-designate is Kathleen Wynne, a Toronto area member of the provincial parliament who was also a minister in...
Albany, NY, Oct 11, 2012 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a rare endorsement in a state Senate contest on Monday, backing Democratic incumbent Joseph Addabbo.
Addabbo was one of a handful of Senators who provided swing votes to pass same-sex marriage last year. Now he's locked in a tight race with a Republican challenger, one of several legislators who may pay a price for that vote at the ballot box.
And that's only one way the repercussions from the historic vote last year are shaping in this fall's elections. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jun 02, 2009 — There are mixed signals coming from the state Senate on a bill to legalize same sex marriage. Some say passage is imminent. Others say it won't see daylight before the legislative session ends in three weeks. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2009 — Now that Democrats have taken control of the State Senate, the chances for the legalization of same sex marriages are greater, say gay rights advocates. But there are still not enough Senators, both Democrat and Republican, on board with the bill right now to pass it in the Senate. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2004 — The North Country's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender free film festival opens tomorrow night at St. Lawrence University in Canton. "Out at the Movies" was organized by a consortium of local LGBT groups and friends. The films cover a broad range of issues that include coming out, the lives of LGBT people in the developing world and activism. The festival includes a reception Saturday night in Potsdam and concludes Monday night with a special showing in the Cinema Ten series at the Roxy. Todd Moe talks with Nick Wright, a student at SUNY-Potsdam and one of the organizers of the film festival. NCPR is Media Sponsor for this event. Go to full article
Mar 05, 2003 — The North Country's first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival opens Friday night at St. Lawrence University in Canton. "Out at the Movies" was organized by a consortium of local LGBT groups and friends. The films cover a broad range of issues that include the needs of youth, raising children, transgender issues, LGBT activism and the politics of AIDS. Todd Moe talks with two organizers of the film festival: Travis Babcock, a student at St. Lawrence and member of SLU PRIDES, and Kate Babbitt, president of PRISM, a regional support and social group. Go to full article