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    November 16, 2008

    The Week on GNW (Nov. 9-15)

    Posted by: Chris

    Here are the five biggest stories from Gay News Watch over the last week:

    1. Conn. issues first gay marriage licenseCONN. ISSUES FIRST GAY MARRIAGE LICENSES: QUICK LOOK: A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Court Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order paving... (MORE)
    2. Gay marriage rallies stretch across U.S.GAY MARRIAGE RALLIES STRETCH ACROSS U.S.: QUICK LOOK: In one of the nation’s largest displays of support for gay rights, tens of thousands of people in cities across the country turned out in support of same-sex marriage... (MORE)
    3. Baldwin expects Congress to act first on hate crimesBaldwin expects Congress to act first on hate crimes: QUICK LOOK: As President-elect Barack Obama transitions to power, out U.S. representative Tammy Baldwin shares her insights on how LGBT issues played out in the election and what... (MORE)
    4. Gays among liberal groups pushing Obama wish listGays among liberal groups pushing Obama wish list: QUICK LOOK: Gays serving openly in the military. Voting rights for more ex-convicts. Paid sick days and family leave for most American workers. Those are part of a long wish list... (MORE)
    5. A doctor, a mutation and a potential cure for HIV/AIDSA doctor, a mutation and a potential cure for HIV/AIDS: QUICK LOOK: The startling case of an AIDS patient who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia is stirring new hope that gene-therapy strategies on the far edges of AIDS... (MORE)

    And here are a few of the most popular from the last week:

    • Comic Wanda Sykes comes out in response to Prop 8Comic Wanda Sykes comes out in response to Prop. 8: QUICK LOOK: Comedian Wanda Sykes says the passage of a same-sex marriage ban in California has led to her be more outspoken about being gay. "You know, I don't really talk about... (MORE)
    • Obama asked gay bishop what it's like to be 'first'Obama asked gay bishop what it's like to be 'first': QUICK LOOK: Barack Obama sought out controversial gay bishop Gene Robinson not just once but three times during his campaign to become President of the United States. Bishop Robinson,... (MORE)
    • Mike Piazza uses gay rumors to make memoir pitchMike Piazza uses gay rumors make memoir pitch: QUICK LOOK: Of all the amazing and wonderful feats Mike Piazza accomplished during his illustrious career, this was not one of them: standing in front of a bunch of reporters to... (MORE)
    • Trans sex worker warns arrests won't solve problemTrans sex worker warns arrests won't solve problem: QUICK LOOK: Sharmus Outlaw has worked the streets of the District for years and has been arrested for prostitution, but the 43-year-old transgender woman told members of the D.C... (MORE)
    • Haggard blames child sex abuse for gay sex scandalHaggard blames child sex abuse for gay sex scandal: QUICK LOOK: Ted Haggard, the disgraced former evangelical leader, recently broke his silence on the second anniversary of the scandal that brought him down. He gave a pair of sermons... (MORE)
    • Nicole Kidman goes from lesbian to post-op transNicole Kidman goes from lesbian to post-op trans: QUICK LOOK: She played a woman with lesbian leanings in The Hours - and won an Oscar - so Hollywood insiders are tipping awards-glory for Nicole Kidman, who has reportedly signed... (MORE)

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    These were the five stories on Gay News Watch with the biggest buzz over the last seven days, along with some of the most popular stories from the last week. You can also view the stories with the biggest buzz factor from the last month or year, and the most popular from the last month or year.

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