14 APRIL 4, 2003
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Jodv Watley - Midnight Lounae
From her days in Shalamar to her
reign as a chart-topping R&B diva,
Jody Watley Is an artist who
continues to amaze with her
artistic growth. Midnight Lounge
is a cutting edge "chill out" record
which will please her loyal and
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' "After badgering businesses into providing
benefits to homosexual and lesbian partners of
employees, the National Gay & Lesbian Task
Force has cut domestic partner benefits to its own
employees.... The homosexual advocacy group
says providing such benefits is 'prohibitively
expensive,' even as it continues to dismiss similar
complaints from private business as unfounded.
It seems that sauce for the goose isn't necessarily
sauce for the gander."
Ken Connor, president of Family Research
Council, reacting to an interview with Lorri Jean,
the NGLTF executive director, in the March 7 issue
of the Washington Blade (FRC e-mail update,
"If anything, we're helping to improve this part of the neighborhood,"
John Logston, general manager of Flex, a Columbus, Ohio, bathhouse, which has
spent some $250,000 on renovations to an abandoned movie house but faces opposition
from neighborhood activists who argue "that type of environment isn't good for the community" (Columbus Times-Dispatch, March 4)
"My mother is totally cool about my being gay; she's very supportive and very OK
about it. My girlfriend and I are even allowed to sleep in the same bed when we are at
the house, which is weird. Because when my mother and stepfather visit us, we don't
let them sleep together — because it's creepy and weird. We have very impressionable
Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer, in
the first national broadcast TV appearance
of a comedian who introduced herself as
an out lesbian (CBS' "Late Show with
David Letterman, "March 18)
"We are writing history, though we still
don't know whether anyone will read it.
Sometimes we don't know how far to go,
or whether we aren't going far enough."
Nelson Joel ValdeZf a volunteer at an
AIDS prevention center in Havana, Cuba,
who helped develop a television ad featuring two men and a transvestite exchanging
condoms (South Florida Sun-Sentinel,
"It's not me being a pain-in-the-ass
activist, as seen by the university. This is
our life. This is our home, and this is a
Carolyn O'Laughlin, a residence hall
director who resigned her position after
being threatened with disciplinary action
unless her partner moved out of O'Laughlin's quarters in an on-campus, single-sex dormitory (The State, East Lansing, Mich., March 18)
"America's homosexuals might better spend their time telling Leann Rimes that
she's just too young to settle for dance-music diva-dom, or getting Richard Gere to do
more musicals. Whom I'd really like to hear from are the country's heterosexuals:
Are they all this stupid?"
Film critic Wesley Morris, arguing that the recent Cuba Gooding Jr.-Horatio Sanz comedy "Boat Trip" contains outrageous stereotypes of everyone, not just gays (Boston Globe,
March 21) '
"It's an issue that's even foreign to gay
people. Transgenders are not always gay"
Michael Slaymaker, a gay activist in
Orlando, Fla., on why an anti-discrimination
ordinance passed last November did not include
"gender identity " as a protected category
(Orlando Sentinel, March 24)
"Of course, everyone knows by now. We're
at war — that's my boyfriend and me, of
course, not Iraq."
British gay comedian (and Sean Hayes look-
a-like) Simon Happily, who recently split with
his partner of seven years, doing emcee duties
during Comedy Camp night at the London's
Bar Code (March 25)