Queer News

News: Dick Head Santorum , Buy Gay, Student Assaulted by Principal ,Gay Men Unhireable? Condoms Rush to Thailand

Santorum Doesn’t Care: ‘I Still Haven’t Listened’ To Debate Tape Of Audience Booing Gay Soldier

Rick Santorum has come under criticism from conservatives within his own party for failing to condemn the jeering of a gay soldier at last month’s GOP presidential debate in Florida. The former Pennsylvania senator claimed to have missed the booing, but appeared on Fox News the next day to speak out against it.

Business Journal: Pink Purchasing Power Remains Strong

Gay and lesbian Americans may not enjoy the political leverage that larger groups wield, and they may be forced to pay more out of pocket than heterosexuals do if they want to have families, but in one respect they command absolute respect, at least in certain quarters: Pink purchasing power packs a punch. That’s true even though some studies show that a greater percentage of gays than straights live below the poverty line, and even though estimates put GLBT Americans at only 4% of the total population in the United States. The Philadelphia Business Journal made note of the GLBT America’s financial clout in a Sept. 30 article, reporting that the monetary muscle of America’s GLBTs flexes to the tune of more than “$835 billion,” a fact that publication said “marketers overlook at their peril.”

Tennessee High School Student: Principal Assaulted Me for Wearing T-Shirt Supporting Gay-Straight Alliance

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. – A 17-year-old senior at Sequoyah High School was reportedly shoved, bumped in the chest and verbally harassed by his principal last week for wearing a T-shirt in support of efforts to establish a gay-straight alliance (GSA) club on campus. In response, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Tennessee sent a letter to the school district today demanding that students’ rights to free speech be protected in the classroom.

STUDY: EMPLOYERS 40 PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO HIRE GAY MEN 

 Gay men are 40 percent less likely to be called in for job interviews, a new study published today in the American Journal of Sociology, “especially in the south or Midwest.” Researchers sent out two different resumes, one which “mentioned relevant experience in a university gay society as a treasurer, while the other listed experience in the “Progressive and Socialist Alliance.” “Applicants without the gay reference on their resumes had an 11.5 per cent chance of being called for an interview. However, CVs which mentioned the gay society had only a 7.2 per cent chance.” 

Condoms Rushed to Thai flood Victims

Five helicopters today began transporting medicine and other provisions from the Public Health Ministry in Bangkok to seven locations in the central province of Lop Buri, which has been severely inundated. “Local volunteers told us that villagers have nothing to do during the floods, so to prevent a baby boom we added condoms too,” an official at the Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand told AFP.

 

Leave a Reply