Short Stack: Bankrupt In Canada

• The bullies are winning: Outright Vermont is having a hard time getting school officials to treat them no differently than other organizations as they try to give anti-bullying workshops in public schools. [365 Gay]

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• There may be no Gay Pride Parade in Ottawa this year because the organizers owe $100K to their creditors. We guess that means no Swarovski crystals for the parade floats at any rate. [Canada.com]

• Democratic House Min. Leader Nancy Pelosi has criticized the Bush administration for removing “sexual orientation” from the list of protected classes in federal jobs. However, it looks like the Democrats need to practice what they preach. [PageOneQ]

• Two gay men were mobbed and beaten in a Riverside, CA bar after one of the gays allegedly “hit on” a patron of the bar. Hitting on random straight dudes does seem like a risky proposition to us, but whatever ever happened to “no thank you,” or even just throwing a drink in his face nice and ladylike? [CBS2]