Short Stack: The Gay And The Dead In Iraq

• College students in China know very little about HIV and AIDS, according to a new survey. 40 percent of the students polled didn’t know AIDS could kill you, and a quarter of them didn’t know it was a sexually-transmitted disease. If these are the young, educated people, we shudder to think what kind of knowledge the rest of the country has. [365 Gay]

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• The Gays are being hunted down and killed in Iraq, thanks to the orders of Iraq’s nominee for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who enjoys saying things like “sodomites should be killed in the worst possible manner.” Now a bunch of militant idiots are taking his words literally and kidnapping homos and shooting them in the back of the head. Religious fundamentalism and civil disorder are a bad combination. [Pink News]

• The Minnesota Capitol building is getting tired of gay rights protestors. It even thinks outloud. [Good As You]

• A Tennessee legislator thinks that gays aren’t good parents because they “have numerous emotional dysfunctions and psychological issues.” Having met many gays ourselves, we are inclined to agree with her on the latter point, but we fail to see the connection with good parenting, especially when heterosexual couples often have children before the age of 18, when both emotional dysfunction and psychological issues are pretty much par for the course. [Pam’s House Blend]

• We doubt this man was the first drag queen to rob a gas station, nor will he be the last. [MSNBC]

• George Bush creates Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, to give federal funding to religious organizations that do community service. God help you if you are with a gay organization and you think you can get any of the money. [BAR]