Photos: New York Gets MarriedIt’s been 30 days since the New York State Senate passed the marriage equality bill, making New York the sixth and most
populous state in the union to offer civil marriage for same-sex couples. The law went into effect today, and here is a glimpse of the jubilant last moment in a long struggle for the Empire State.
NYC’s Pop-Up Gay Museum The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, an innovative way to display LGBT history in temporary spaces throughout New York, is gearing up for a new show in Soho that will feature studies on gay musician Billy Strayhorn, the “wimmin’s” separatist movement, the White Night Riots, the Mattachine Society, and Peter Sewally, a 19th-century transgender person. Following Pop-Up Brooklyn in January, Pop-Up Soho runs from August 6 through 25 at the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, 26 Wooster St. Besides Leslie/Lohman, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York is also sponsoring the exhibit, which includes an opening reception, movie screenings, a music recital, and two new plays. Click here to read more about Pop-Up Soho and the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History.
Pawlenty: Marriage Equality ‘Devalues’ the Institution “I don’t think all domestic relationships are the same as traditional marriage,” Pawlenty told CNN’s Candy Crowley on State of the Union. “Marriage between a man and a woman is something that should remain elevated socially, culturally, practically, legally, morally in our society.
Anders Behring Breivik: Norway Suspect Wants To Explain His Actions In Court OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) – Anders Behring Breivik wants to tell Norway and the World why he killed at least 93 people in a bomb attack and shooting rampage when he appears in court on Monday, his lawyer said.Calling himself a crusader against a tide of Islam in a rambling 1,500-page online manifesto, the 32-year-old mass murderer wants the opportunity to explain actions he deemed ‘atrocious, but necessary’.
Grizzly Bear Mauls Teens In Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The teenage outdoor educationstudents, having progressed to the point of being on their own in the vast Alaska wilderness, were lined up single file for a river crossing when the grizzly burst with fury into the front of the line, badly mauling two in the group and injuring two more.
Anti-War Activists Largely Ignored By The Media Antiwar activists repeatedly stage dramatic acts of civil disobedience in the United States but are almost entirely ignored by mainstream print and broadcast news organizations. During the Vietnam era, press coverage of the fighting and opposition to it at home helped turn public opinion against the war. This time around lack of homefront coverage may be helping keep military involvement continue on and on.
10 Cities Spending The Most On Fast Food: Bundle.comFew topics provoke such fierce debate in America as fast food. But like it or not, the drive-thru has become more popular than ever with the economy going nowhere fast. According to personal finance and business site bundle.com, some cities are particularly dependent on fast food as a source of quick, cheap calories. Looking at fast food sales in one hundred of the country’s biggest cities, bundle.com found geographic trends in the popularity of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Subway, Pizza Hut, Arby’s and Burger King. As it turns out, most of the more than $110 billion Americans annually spend on fast food is in cities in the South and the Midwest, not coastal cities, as shown by bundle’s infographic