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    December 08, 2008

    The Week on GNW (Nov. 30-Dec. 6)

    Posted by: Chris

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

    1. U.S. blacks as conservative as Republicans on gaysU.S. blacks as conservative as Republicans on gays: QUICK LOOK: Only 31% of black Democrats in America say homosexual relations are morally acceptable, roughly the same as the 30% of Republicans who agree, while very much different... (MORE)
    2. Life of gay icon Harvey Milk still yielding new lessonsLife of gay icon Harvey Milk still yielding new lessons: QUICK LOOK: Early this month, when it looked like same-sex marriage was on the rocks in California, gay rights activists summed up their angst about the upcoming Proposition 8 vote... (MORE)
    3. Appeals court lets stand 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' rulingAppeals court lets stand 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' ruling: QUICK LOOK: A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reconsider a ruling that raised doubts about the constitutionality of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the... (MORE)
    4. Can macho, non-metrosexual actors play gay roles?Can macho, non-metrosexual actors play gay roles?: QUICK LOOK: He has played a hardened ex-convict, a mentally challenged man and a California stoner. But Sean Penn's current portrayal of a gay politician has some critics calling... (MORE)
    5. Battle lies ahead for Obama on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'Battle lies ahead for Obama on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell': QUICK LOOK: Still smarting from the unsuccessful same-sex marriage battle in California, some gay-rights activists are turning to another front: repealing the so-called “don't ask,... (MORE)

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

    • Fox apologizes for showing Viking tight end's penisFox apologizes for showing Viking tight end's penis: QUICK LOOK: Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was the Vikings leading receiver and had a go-ahead touchdown catch in the fourth quarter today. Unfortunately, he also became the subject... (MORE)
    • Vatican criticized for opposing gay U.N. resolutionVatican criticized for opposing gay U.N. resolution: QUICK LOOK: Gay rights groups and newspaper editorials on Tuesday condemned the Vatican for its decision to oppose a proposed U.N. resolution calling on governments worldwide to... (MORE)
    • Newsweek cover: The religious case for gay marriageNewsweek cover: The religious case for gay marriage: QUICK LOOK: Let's try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does. Shall we look to Abraham, the great patriarch, who slept... (MORE)
    • NYC accused of faking arrests to close porn shopsNYC accused of faking arrests to close porn shops: QUICK LOOK: The city's continuing war on porn shops has claimed gay and bisexual men as victims as nearly 50 of them have been arrested on questionable prostitution charges in... (MORE)
    • New star-studded web video protests Proposition 8New star-studded web video protests Proposition 8: QUICK LOOK: Since Proposition 8 passed in California, much of Hollywood has been up in arms. Now, they are singing and dancing, too, in a new Web video called ''Prop 8: The Musical.''... (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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