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    January 18, 2009

    The Week on GNW (Jan. 11-17)

    Posted by: Chris

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

    1. Obama favored gay marriage in 1996 questionnaireObama favored gay marriage in 1996 questionnaire: QUICK LOOK: During the final weeks of the presidential campaign last fall, several media outlets contacted Windy City Times because of an old Internet story from the 1996 Illinois... (MORE)
    2. Syphilis rates sent higher by HIV-positive gay menU.S. syphilis rates sent higher by HIV-positive gay men: QUICK LOOK: U.S. syphilis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while chlamydia reached record numbers and gonorrhea remained at alarming levels... (MORE)
    3. Obama meets off record with liberal and gay punditsObama meets off-record with liberal, gay pundits: QUICK LOOK: President-elect Barack Obama met this morning off the record with several columnists and liberal commentators, following up on last night's dinner with conservative writers,... (MORE)
    4. Candidate to run GOP calls being gay a 'compulsion'Candidate to run GOP calls being gay a 'compulsion': QUICK LOOK: Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a leading candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is coming under fire Monday for making... (MORE)
    5. Heavy layoffs hit at least one-third of PlanetOut, Inc.Heavy layoffs hit one-third of PlanetOut employees: QUICK LOOK: Everyone knows that many media organizations are struggling, and now the latest evidence comes from PlanetOut, where as many as a third of the staff were laid off this... (MORE)

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

    • Prince Harry uses 'queer,' kisses fellow soldier in videoPrince Harry uses 'queer,' kisses fellow soldier in video: QUICK LOOK: Royal rebel Prince Harry stands accused of racism in a bombshell home video as he swaggeres in front of his army comrades. The soldier prince pours shame on the Royal... (MORE)
    • Two coaches wrestling in underwear fall four storiesTwo coaches wrestling in underwear fall four stories: QUICK LOOK: Two football coaches from a Pennsylvania college were injured Tuesday morning after they fell four stories at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Police said the two... (MORE)
    • Poppers suspected in death at Pittsburgh bathhousePoppers suspected in death at Pittsburgh bathhouse: QUICK LOOK: Pittsburgh police yesterday confirmed that they have opened a wide-ranging probe of a Strip District club where a 31-year-old Youngstown man was found dead this month... (MORE)
    • Hollywood hides hypocrisy in gay prestige film genreHollywood hides hypocrisy in 'gay prestige' genre: QUICK LOOK: (*WARNING: anti-gay source*): Hollywood is in the high phase of a new era of social-problem movies. In the tradition of racial melodramas such as "To Kill a Mockingbird,"... (MORE)
    • Gay British pol marries boyfriend in Norway ceremonyGay British pol marries boyfriend in Norway ceremony: QUICK LOOK: Retired London police officer Brian Paddick has tied the knot with his partner of two years, Petter Belsvik. The pair were married in a ceremony in Belsvik’s homeland... (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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