Archive for the ‘Outing’ category

Last week a court in Uganda issued a decision permanently enjoining a daily Kampala newspaper from printing the names and addresses of persons alleged to be gay or lesbian, and awarded damages to those whose identities the paper had already been published.  On the front page of the paper, above the pictures of the supposed […]

A Ugandan court today issued a permanent injunction banning the media from listing the names and addresses of Ugandans thought to be gay and awarded the plaintiffs damages and attorneys fees (1.5 million Uganda shillings, or about 650 dollars).   The ruling came in a case brought by three people from a gay rights group, Sexual […]

Rutgers students are way ahead of many of the national lgbt leaders in thinking about how to respond to the death of Tyler Clementi – with a call for justice, not vengeance.  Read their press release below – Wednesday, October 19, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Robert T. O’Brien (215) 704-8938, robertob@rci.rutgers.edu; Lauren Irene […]

The hit TV show The Office, is a franchise.  It originated in the U.K., then came over here to the U.S., then set up a beachhead in France, Germany, Canada (Quebec), Chile, and is now getting its own treatment in Israel, HaMisrad.  The Israeli version has been getting ample media and web attention for it’s gay […]

Like many people, I’ve taken hard the suicide of Tyler Clementi.  I got choked up this afternoon in front of the University of Connecticut Law School faculty when I mentioned his death as part of a talk I was giving on lgbt rights more generally.  But I’d like to avoid using this post as either […]

A: What we think we know about their sexualities deviates from a narrowly defined and ruthlessly enforced notion of  “healthy adult sexuality.”  He liked/wanted/got too much, she (is assumed to) like/want/get not enough.   The hub bub surrounding General Kagan’s (I love that title) nomination to the Supreme Court has unfortunately over-focused on her sexuality […]

As we all now know, President Obama will today nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill Justice John Paul Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court.  Sure, it will be great to have another woman sitting on the Court, but chromosomal diversity isn’t the most important value to be celebrated as Obama makes his mark on […]

In May 2002, the New York Post printed on Page Six (the gossip page): “There is a persistent rumor around town that one Mets star who spends a lot of time with pretty models in clubs is actually gay and has started to think about declaring his sexual orientation.” Everyone who knew anything about New […]

All eyes were on the Senate hearings this week on repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, meaning that before long members of the U.S. military will be permitted to do two things without negative consequences for the first time in U.S. history: i) say out loud “I am gay or lesbian,” and […]

There have been two developments in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case in the last ten days worth discussing.  The most recent is yesterday’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council that will allow the trial (due to begin on January 11th) to be televised.  Nan Hunter has the story here.  Televising of the case will […]

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