Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gay Marriage is Legal in NY

Gay Pride will be a major event here in the city this year.

As I always say ... it's all changing. Congratulations!

  Cuomo signs NY gay-marriage bill   MSNBC - June 25, 2011

Catholic bishops claim decision will alter radically and forever humanity's historic understanding of marriage.

  New law clears the way for gay marriage in NY   AP - June 25, 2011

At New York City's Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village pub that spawned the gay rights movement on a June night in 1969, Scott Redstone watched New York pass a historic same-sex marriage law with his partner of 29 years, and popped the question.


June 27-28, 1969

Stonewall Riots

  Stonewall Riots Google Videos

The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when gays and lesbians fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted homosexuals, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.


Good article:

Census 2010: One-Quarter of Gay Couples Raising Children   ABC - June 23, 2011

An estimated one-quarter of all same-sex households are raising children, according to U.S. Census data, providing one of the first portraits of gay American families. For the first time ever, the census counts same-sex couples and their children, and as data trickles out state by state, more gay families are being tallied in the South.


Funny Stuff:

As Gay Pride weekend unfolds in NYC, I found this blog on google news called The Power Gays Of New York - and look who the author is ....

June 27, 2011

Asteroid 2011 MD

Asteroid 2011 MD
-- Discovery - June 24, 2011

Near-Earth asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) above Earth's surface Monday, June 27, at about 9:30 a.m. EDT. The asteroid was discovered by the LINEAR near-Earth object discovery team observing from Socorro, New Mexico.