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    February 10, 2009

    The Week on GNW (Feb. 1-7)

    Posted by: Chris

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

    1. Court rulings on gay couple benefits question DOMACourt rulings on gay couple benefits question DOMA: QUICK LOOK: Brad Levenson and Tony Sears spent Thursday fielding congratulatory calls from gay rights supporters around the nation for their success in getting a federal judge to... (MORE)
    2. Liverpool teen killed in his home because he is gayLiverpool teen killed in his home because he is gay: QUICK LOOK: A gay teenager was battered to death in a homophobic attack by a man armed with a hardback history book, a court heard. Gavin Alker shouted homophobic abuse at Michael... (MORE)
    3. Embattled gay Portland mayor explains why he stayedEmbattled gay Portland mayor explains why he stayed: QUICK LOOK: On January 4th, Sam Adams became the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. He symbolized a new generation of post-gay politicians -- a leader whose sexuality... (MORE)
    4. Obama asks Pentagon to study policy on gay serviceObama asks Pentagon to study policy on gay service: QUICK LOOK: The Obama administration is telling the Pentagon and gay-rights advocates that it will have to study the implications for national security and enlist more support... (MORE)
    5. U.S. diplomats urge Clinton to change gay policiesU.S. diplomats ask Clinton to change gay policies: QUICK LOOK: About 2,200 Foreign Service officials co-signed a letter sent this week to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging her to address inequities in how her department... (MORE)

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

    • Radcliffe thrilled when gay men crush out on himRadcliffe thrilled when gay men crush out on him: QUICK LOOK: In an exclusive interview, Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe talks about being adored by gay men, the “stupidity” of Prince Harry, and why he wants to give Sasha and Malia... (MORE)
    • Del. supreme court rejects custody claim by lesbian exDelaware high court rejects custody claim by lesbian ex: QUICK LOOK: The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court judge erred in granting a lesbian joint custody of her former partner's adopted daughter. The justices said in... (MORE)
    • NYPD charged with false arrests of gay men at adult video stores: QUICK LOOK: Anger is building against the police department in the wake of an increase in arrests of gay men for prostitution at Manhattan adult video stores. Last week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined... (MORE)
    • New AIDS approach disrupts DNA to fight infectionRepeated exposure in oral sex may neutralize HIV: QUICK LOOK: Some HIV-negative men in long term relationships with HIV-positive men have an antibody response in saliva which may inhibit HIV infection, report Swedish researchers... (MORE)
    • London cabbie charged with assaulting virgin lesbianLondon cabbie charged with assaulting virgin lesbian: QUICK LOOK: A woman has told how she woke in the back of a London black taxi to find the driver 'on top of her' - moments after telling him she was a virgin and a lesbian. The 27-year-old... (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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