Short Stack: Chatting Hazardous For Your Health

• Enemy of the gays and general blowhard Tom Delay is dropping out of Congress since it is obvious even to his supporters that he is a corrupt sinking ship. We predict it will be for “family reasons.” [CNN]

• As the Netherlands celebrates five years of gay marriage, let’s take a look at the state of our backward union. [The Advocate]

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• Researchers think that gay chat rooms should carry HIV warnings, similar to cigarette packages. We think this issue is complicated, but if they make them like the cigarette warnings in Canada, then no one will ever go in a chat room again. [NZCity]

• Prime Minister of Ireland Bertie Ahern has promised to legalize gay civil unions, saying “Sexual orientation cannot, and must not, be the basis of a second-class citizenship.” Word on the street is that Prime Minister of Australia John Howard peed his pants when he heard the news. [Washington Blade]

• A Vermont high school permits an anti-bullying workshop to take place after some heated controversy from parents who didn’t want their kids to be told they couldn’t beat up fags. [Burlington Free Press]