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    December 22, 2008

    The Week on GNW (Dec. 14-20)

    Posted by: Chris

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

    1. Obama's choice of inugural pastor sparks gay outrageObama's choice of inugural pastor sparks gay outrage: QUICK LOOK: Prominent liberal groups and gay rights proponents criticized President-elect Barack Obama Wednesday for choosing evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation... (MORE)
    2. Ex-cop arrested in murders of 13 São Paulo gay menEx-cop arrested in murders of 13 São Paulo gay men: QUICK LOOK: A retired police officer has been detained in connection with the murders of 13 gay men in a low-income suburb of Sao Paulo, police said Thursday. Retired state police... (MORE)
    3. Gay groups talk policy, posts with Obama transitionGay groups talk policy, posts with Obama transition: QUICK LOOK: Gay activists met with members of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team this week in what was believed to be the first meeting between national gay rights... (MORE)
    4. Joint Chiefs chair quietly planning for DADT repealJoint chiefs chair quietly plans for DADT repeal: QUICK LOOK: Admiral Mullen, who was selected by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates for a two-year term, has been on the job for a year. Come January, he will face perhaps the biggest... (MORE)
    5. U.S. gay rights groups cut staff to cope with recessionU.S. gay rights groups cut staff to cope with recession: QUICK LOOK: Many gay advocacy organizations are scaling back services and cutting staff, as the nation’s recession takes a toll on nonprofits. At Lambda Legal, 10 positions were... (MORE)

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

    • Debate erupts over Newsweek gay marriage coverDebate erupts over Newsweek gay marriage cover: QUICK LOOK: Last week, Newsweek's cover story on the biblical case for gay marriage resonated on TV stations, throughout the blogosphere, and in the inboxes of many NEWSWEEK employees... (MORE)
    • After rash of bashings, gay man shot dead in D.C.After rash of beatings, gay man shot dead in D.C.: QUICK LOOK: A 35-year-old gay man was shot in the head and killed shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday while walking home from a restaurant and bar in the popular gay neighborhood of Dupont... (MORE)
    • Gay and lesbian teens at higher pregnancy risk: studyGay and lesbian teens at higher pregnancy risk: study: QUICK LOOK: Lesbian, gay and bisexual teenagers are at significantly higher risk for pregnancy during their teen years than their heterosexual peers, suggests a survey published... (MORE)
    • Character on Sci-Fi 'Battlestar Galactica' comes outCharacter on Sci-Fi 'Battlestar Galactica' comes out: QUICK LOOK: It’s difficult looking at the future and not seeing yourself in it. Some three decades ago, after watching "Logan’s Run" with its all-white cast, Richard Pryor said black... (MORE)
    • Frustration grows over tactics used against Prop 8Frustration grows over tactics used against Prop 8: QUICK LOOK: Grassroots activists gathered at West Hollywood Auditorium on Sunday for a traditional town hall meeting on the loss of the No On 8 campaign. Most... (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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