‘A Washington woman said she filed a federal lawsuit accusing a Miami hospital of “anti-gay animus” after workers refused to let her see her dying partner.
Janice Langbehn and her partner Lisa Marie Pond, both aged 39, intended to enjoy a vacation cruise with three of their four children, marking the women’s 18 years as a couple in February 2007, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday.
The trip abruptly ended when Pond had a massive stroke as the ship was preparing to leave port, the newspaper said.
She was taken to Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, where Langbehn said workers would not let her see her ailing partner.
A social worker allegedly said the couple was in an “anti-gay city and state.”‘
‘The founders of a camp geared toward gay, lesbian and transgender nature lovers have received threats, but won’t back down from their dream.
Joanie Beasley, who along with Nancy Leedy developed the idea for the camp, said the couple had received threats since a news article was published Tuesday.
She was not specific on the threats, but said, “We will proceed and take the proper precautions. We are not going anywhere now.”
A call made to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately returned Wednesday.
Some residents found the name of the camp disagreeable, but Beasley said the name — Camp Lickalotta — would not change.’
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‘Fans of hit ’70s sitcom The Brady Bunch have been shocked by claims clean-cut TV sisters Marcia and Jan were real-life lovers.
Actress Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia, has reportedly revealed the lesbian love affair in a tell-all autobiography. [..]
“The most explosive comments will be how the then blonde, blue-eyed cutie developed a crush on Eve Plumb, which led to some sexual play,” a source told America’s National Enquirer magazine.
“This book will certainly come as a shocker. While Maureen is not a lesbian, she reveals there were some sexual high jinks going on behind the scenes.”‘
‘A man said he failed the Massachusetts bar exam because he refused to answer a question about gay marriage, and claims in a federal lawsuit the test violated his rights and targeted his religious beliefs.
The suit also challenges the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, which was legalized in Massachusetts in 2003.
Stephen Dunne, who is representing himself in the case and seeks $9.75 million, said the bar exam was not the place for a “morally repugnant and patently offensive” question addressing the rights of two married lesbians, their children and their property. He said he refused to answer the question because he believed it legitimized same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting, which is contrary to his moral beliefs.’
‘A bouncer at a popular New York City restaurant ejected a lesbian customer from the bathroom after last month’s gay pride march because she looked too masculine, the woman charged Monday.
Khadijah Farmer, 27, said the incident happened June 24 at Caliente Cab Company on Seventh Avenue South, where she had gone with her girlfriend and another friend to have dinner after the march.
Farmer said she was using the women’s bathroom when a male bouncer burst in and banged on the stall door, saying a customer had complained that there was a man in the women’s room.
“I said, ‘I am a woman and I am where I am supposed to be,”‘ Farmer said. “I offered to show him some identification. I was told that’s neither here nor there.”‘
‘Four lesbians convicted of assaulting a man who was stabbed after he made advances toward one of them were sentenced Thursday amid screams and weeping to prison terms ranging from 3 1/2 to 11 years.
More than two dozen court officers ringed the courtroom as Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Edward McLaughlin pronounced the sentences, which were usually punctuated by a moan, a wail or a comment of disbelief. [..]
The judge sentenced Patreese Johnson, 20, to 11 years in prison. Johnson admitted she had a knife and is seen on the videotape swinging it at the victim, Dwayne Buckle, who has called the incident “a hate crime against a straight man.”‘
‘Two American teenage girls were ordered off a city bus in Portland, Oregon, by the driver who called them “sickos” because they exchanged a kiss.
The girls, aged 14, said they were kicked off the TriMet bus on Monday after they exchanged a kiss as they travelled home from school.
After another passenger complained, the driver called them “sickos” and told them to “knock it off”, US media reported.
One of the girls told television station KTVZ that her friend was upset by the driver so she gave her a hug.
The driver then ordered them off the bus.’
‘Prime Minister John Howard says he is opposed to gay couples adopting children and heterosexual adoption is a benchmark society should maintain.
But he said that didn’t mean gay and lesbian people had no affection for children.
The Victorian Law Reform Commission has recommended to the Victorian Parliament that gay couples be allowed to adopt and lesbians have access to IVF treatment.
Mr Howard said today he believed children should ideally have a mother and a father.
“It gives children the best opportunity in life,” he said on Southern Cross radio.’
‘A new study into the mental skills required to read a map has handed blokes new ammunition and dealt heterosexual women a final indignity.
The research, from the University of Warwick in the UK, suggests that not only are straight women worse at map reading than straight males, they are also outperformed by bisexual men, gay men, gay women and bisexual women – in that order.
The study looked at what’s called mental rotation. This is our ability to mentally visualise an object from different perspectives.
Applied to real life, the most practical example of mental rotation is map reading, says Dr Michael Tlauka, an expert in gender differences and spatial ability from Flinders University. ‘
‘A Melbourne gay bar has been granted an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act in a landmark ruling which will allow security to refuse entry to heterosexuals.
The owners of Collingwood’s Peel Hotel, which came under fire in April for promoting a gay Anzac Day party, successfully argued to the state planning tribunal that banning heterosexuals from the club would prevent “sexually based insults and violence”. [..]
VCAT deputy president Cate McKenzie claimed that allowing straight men and women into the club would defeat the purpose of the venue.
“This would undermine or destroy the atmosphere which the company wishes to create,” McKenzie said.’
‘Lesbians are twice as likely as heterosexual women to be overweight or obese, which puts them at greater risk for obesity-related health problems and death, US researchers said.
The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, is one of the first large studies to look at obesity among lesbians.
Ulrike Boehmer of the Boston University School of Public Health and colleagues looked at a 2002 national survey of almost 6000 women, and found that lesbians were 2.69 times more likely to be overweight and 2.47 times more likely to be obese.’
‘A Bentonville, Ark., man is seeking $20,000 from the city after his two teenage sons found a book on lesbian sex on a public library bookshelf.
He also wants the library director fired.
Earl Adams said his 14- and 16-year-old sons were “greatly disturbed” after finding the book, titled “The Whole Lesbian Sex Book.” Adams said the book caused “many sleepless nights in our house.”
Adams said the book is “patently offensive and lacks any artistic, literary or scientific value,” according to a letter he faxed to Mayor Bob McCaslin. He said the teenagers found it while browsing for material on military academies.’
‘When school officials announce the name of the Fresno High School prom king on Saturday, Cinthia Covarrubias will be wearing a tuxedo just like the six boys vying for the honor.
School officials this week added the 17-year-old’s name to the ballot for prom king, reversing a previous district protocol that allowed only males to run for king and females for prom queen.
Gay youth advocates called it a landmark victory for campus gender expression and said they believe it’s the first time in the U.S. that an openly transgender student has run for prom royalty.’
‘Women might soon be able to produce sperm in a development that could allow lesbian couples to have their own biological daughters, according to a pioneering study published today.
Scientists are seeking ethical permission to produce synthetic sperm cells from a woman’s bone marrow tissue after showing that it possible to produce rudimentary sperm cells from male bone-marrow tissue.
The researchers said they had already produced early sperm cells from bone-marrow tissue taken from men. They believe the findings show that it may be possible to restore fertility to men who cannot naturally produce their own sperm.’
21 Gay Street is, I assume, the lesbian version of 21 Jump Street.
‘A Philadelphia police officer forced two women to put on a sex show in a jail cell, ordering them to expose their breasts, kiss and touch each other until they broke down in tears, an internal investigation has found.
Internal Affairs also found that police engaged in a coverup and says the women – who were not charged with any crime – should never have been locked up at all.
The report identifies Police Officer Norberto Cappas as the officer who told the women to perform “indecent sexual acts” as a price of release.
It also faults four other officers involved in the detention and jailing of the women, singling out one for being “evasive” and suffering from a suspicious “memory loss.”‘
‘A feud threatens to tear apart the family of Thomas Watson jnr, the founder of IBM, after a claim by his daughter’s estranged lesbian lover to a share in his fortune.
The battle over how to divide up the multi-million-dollar Watson trust fund has been triggered by an extraordinary legal question before a US court: is his daughter’s one-time lover also Watson’s grandchild?’
‘Female koalas indulge in lesbian “sex sessions”, rejecting male suitors and attempting to mate with each other, sometimes up to five at a time, according to researchers.
The furry, eucalyptus-eating creatures appear to develop this tendency for same-sex liaisons when they are in captivity. In the wild, they remain heterosexual.
Scientists monitoring the marsupials with digital cameras counted three homosexual interactions for every heterosexual one.’
‘Pop mum Britney Spears has vehemently denied claims she is a lesbian.
The 25-year-old mother-of-two was left fuming over allegations she participated in wild same-sex orgies before splitting from husband Kevin Federline in November.
Gina Orr, spokesman for Britney’s record label Jive, has released a statement, saying: “It is not true.”‘
`Meet Franca and Antonia Munoz-Juvera. The 26-year-old twins work as teachers at the same California high school. And they’re both facing felony charges as a result of an illicit sexual relationship with a female student. According to Riverside County sheriff’s investigators, Franca (pictured below at left) had a sexual relationship with the underage girl, for which she was arrested yesterday and charged with lewd acts with a minor. While Antonia was not hit with a sex crime, she was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor because she was allegedly aware of her sister’s involvement with the girl.’
`Mary Cheney, the gay daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, is pregnant, the vice president’s office said on Wednesday.
Mary Cheney, 37, and her longtime partner are expecting their first child.
“The Vice President and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild,” said Megan McGinn, a spokeswoman for the vice president.
She declined to provide further details. The Washington Post said the baby was due in late spring.’
`Consider the Carrick woman whose cell phone was stolen Saturday from her car by an unknown man who reached into her front seat through an open window.
That evening the man called her other cell phone with the stolen phone and asked her if “the pictures on the phone were of her,” according to a report.
Seems the stolen phone featured naked pictures of a woman. The Carrick victim said the pictures were of her girlfriend and, when the caller asked, told him she was a lesbian.
The next day, she accessed her phone account on the Internet and downloaded a recent photo the man had taken with the stolen cell phone. That picture? A penis.
Detectives were investigating.’
`A Fort Worth pastor has been indicted for allegedly raping a church member at his house last year under the guise of casting out demons. [..]
Police say Owens told the woman that a sex spirit and lesbian demon were inside her and needed to be cast out. He then asked her to lie on the floor and began yelling at her as though she were a demon, then held her down and raped her.
Owens denies having sex contact with the woman.’
`”Harukarin Blog,” the hot bestseller, tells the supposedly true story of Harukarin Nakagawa, a 23-year-old who claims to have undergone a sex change operation that made him a woman because his girlfriend of several years decided she was a lesbian and would prefer he was female.
“Harukarin Blog” is comprised mainly of excerpts taken from Nakagawa’s blog entries detailing her transformation from man to woman and has sold steadily since it hit bookstore shelves in May.
“Our love was truly a matter of life or death. I truly believe I can overcome any fate to be with the woman I love so much,” Cyzo quotes Harukarin saying in the preface to her story.’
`Lesbians’ brains react differently to sex hormones than those of heterosexual women, new research indicates.
That’s in line with an earlier study that had indicated gay men’s brain responses were different from straight men — though the difference for men was more pronounced than has now been found in women.’
`Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant.
Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she’s a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation.
Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. So she’s demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy.
With her lawsuit, the 22-year-old student joins a growing campaign to force public schools, state colleges and private workplaces to eliminate policies protecting gays and lesbians from harassment. The religious right aims to overturn a broad range of common tolerance programs: diversity training that promotes acceptance of gays and lesbians, speech codes that ban harsh words against homosexuality, anti-discrimination policies that require college clubs to open their membership to all.’
`Juliet Hulme, of Hulme-Parker murder notoriety, has spoken out about the killing, saying she and Parker were never lesbians.
Hume – who became British writer Anne Perry – and Pauline Parker murdered Pauline’s mother in Christchurch in 1954 by bludgeoning her with a brick.
A film version of the story of the two 15 year olds, Heavenly Creatures, portrays the lesbian relationship between the two.
But Perry has told the London Times Saturday Magazine that although they were never lesbians the relationship was obsessive.’
`A student being asked to remove a T-shirt with a lesbian slogan has sparked a protest at a school in Melbourne’s northwest.
About 30 students at Strathmore Secondary College last week rallied behind Year 12 classmate Stephanie, 17, after she was told by teachers to change out of the T-shirt for school photos.
Stephanie, who did not want her surname published, said she had worn a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Nobody knows I’m a lesbian” to school on several occasions without concerns being raised by staff or fellow students.’