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    January 11, 2009

    The Week on GNW (Jan. 4-10)

    Posted by: Chris

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

    1. Larry Craig won't keep fighting guilt in gay sex stingLarry Craig won't keep fighting guilt in gay sex sting: QUICK LOOK: Former Sen. Larry Craig has ended his effort to void the guilty plea he made following his 2007 arrest in a men's toilet sex-sting operation, his lawyer said on Thursday... (MORE)
    2. Transgender roommate is first for 'Real World' vol. 21Transgender roommate is first for 'Real World' vol. 21: QUICK LOOK: Former Sen. Larry Craig has ended his effort to void the guilty plea he made following his 2007 arrest in a men's toilet sex-sting operation, his lawyer said on Thursday... (MORE)
    3. Seattle gay bars are still pouring despite ricin threatFBI and Seattle police react to ricin threat to gay bars: QUICK LOOK: This week 11 Seattle bars catering to the LGBT community received letters warning, "Your establishment has been targeted. I have in my possession approximately 67 grams... (MORE)
    4. Haggard deems himself 'heterosexual but with issues'Haggard deems himself 'heterosexual with issues': QUICK LOOK: Ted Haggard, the disgraced former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, describes the upcoming HBO documentary about the aftermath of his 2006 sex and drug scandal... (MORE)
    5. Gays across the U.S. call for Obama to repeal DOMAGays across the U.S. call on Obama to repeal DOMA: QUICK LOOK: A rally and march by gay-rights supporters yesterday was ostensively about repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a legal... (MORE)

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

    • Amsterdam no longer gay capital of the NetherlandsAmsterdam no longer gay capital of the Netherlands: QUICK LOOK: Amsterdam has lost its position as gay capital of the Netherlands, according to the results of a vote by visitors to GaySite.nl. The city only scored with the 27,500... (MORE)
    • Two men executed in Saudi Arabia on rape chargesTwo men executed in Saudi Arabia on rape charges: QUICK LOOK: Two Saudi men were publicly beheaded on December 26th after being found guilty of rape. The official SPA news agency said Nasser al-Harby and Majid al-Sibeiy had gone... (MORE)
    • Italian soccer star comes out against gay marriageItalian soccer star comes out against gay marriage: QUICK LOOK: Italian center Fabio Cannavaro praised the quality of life in Spain, where he plays for the Real Madrid soccer squad, but criticized the legalization of same-sex marriage... (MORE)
    • Media access limited to gay leaders' Prop 8 summitMedia access limited to gay leaders' Prop 8 summit: SPECIAL REPORT: A Jan. 24 summit in Los Angeles to strategize about "winning back marriage rights" in California will be only partially open to media -- a decision that has led to the resignation ... (MORE)
    • Episcopal Church wins Calif. breakaway church suitEpiscopal church wins breakaway church suit: QUICK LOOK: Calififornia's high court ruled Monday that three Southern California parishes that left the U.S. Episcopal Church over its ordination of gay ministers cannot retain... (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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