ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.
• Illinois high school English teacher Dan DeLong suspended over an optional assignment for students to read a Seed magazine article about documented homosexuality among 450 species. There’s a special board meeting on Monday to decide his fate. More than 750 supporters on Facebook.
• Why is Uganda so eager to crackdown on homosexuality when they don’t even know how many “offenses” there are annually?
• The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’s newest report shows “the number of reported DV-related fatalities increased and the number of cases with reported police misconduct in 2008 increased by 93%.” Always important to remember: Reported cases don’t accurately reflect the number of actual incidents. Additionally: “NCAVP makes several key recommendations in the 2008 report, including the need for local state and federal governments to: increase funding to LGBTQ domestic violence programs, extend support to community and non-profit based prevention initiatives, and improve the efficacy of law enforcement’s response to LGBTQ domestic violence.”
• Key West cops love their gays.
• At right, the scene from Warsaw, Poland, at last weekend’s Equality March.
• Another gay man murdered in Jamaica?
• Rumer Willis goes gay … on 90210.
• HUD moves to fast-track a study about LGBT discrimination in housing programs.
• All of Lady Gaga‘s photoshoots revolve around “occultism, secret societies and references to mind control.”