Friday, May 20, 2011

Gay USA, May 17, 2011

The Atlanta law firm that agreed to defend DOMA on behalf of the US House pulls out of the case. A brutal beating of a transgendered woman at a Maryland McDonald's is videotaped and goes viral. 300 protested at the McDonald's, including the victim's mom and grandmother. The proponents of California's Prop 8 have moved to overturn Judge Vaughn Walker's decision declaring it unconstitutional because of his personal life. An indictment of Tyler Clementi's roommate at Rutgers over his streaming webcam of Clementi's sexual encounter with another man just prior to Clementi's suicide. An arrest of a rightwing pastor as an accessory to kidnapping of the daughter in the Jenkins-Miller custody case. Moscow Pride MAY finally be getting a green light. "Stonewall Uprising" premiered on PBS's American Experience this past week. We will review the Broadway productions of "War Horse" at Lincoln Center, the new musical "Wonderland" and the just-closed "High" with Kathleen Turner   A suppressed report on how New York City museums censored LGBT content is unearthed at

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