Gay News: Protest challenges ban on blood donations by gay men, Gay rights supporters on Mississippi, Gay Weddings on TV History, Fuller Theological Seminary, Opponents ask California Supreme Court to enforce ban

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Protest challenges ban on blood donations by gay men
Boston Globe
On Friday, gay men in 53 cities across the country lined up outside Red Cross centers to give blood, and to get turned away, intentionally. Since 1983, the Food and Drug Administration has banned gay and bisexual men from donating, a policy activists

Gay Marriage Foes Seek to Halt California Same – Sex Weddings
Newsmax.com
Gay marriage opponents asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to stop same-sex weddings in the state and order that a voter initiative banning the nuptials remain in effect. California voters passed the wedding ban, known as Proposition 8, in

Hattiesburg American
Speaking at a Friday news conference at the state Capitol, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin says he is confident that full legal equality, including gay marriage, will eventually come to Mississippi. Citing his Arkansas upbringing, he said

Gay New York resort area gets historic recognition
The Desert Sun
Artist Jack Dowling discusses the history of the predominantly gay community on New York’s Fire Island, in Cherry Grove, N.Y. Dowling, who is 80, began visiting Cherry Grove in the early 1950s and has lived there for several decades. / The Associated

Gay rights advocates call for end to blood donation ban
KGET 17
BAKERSFIELD, CA – Local gay rights advocates joined a national movement Friday to give homosexual and bisexual men the right to donate blood. They’ve been banned for life to donate since 1983 by the Food and Drug Administration. Demonstrators 

The Greatest Gay Weddings on TV … So Far
RollingStone.com
The recent landmark ruling on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court has many people celebrating – and what better way to do that than with a big, lavish wedding? While there are several high-profile gay and lesbian characters, even couples, on TV 

At Fuller Theological Seminary, LGBT group tests boundaries of being a gay
Washington Post (blog)
Now, as an openly gay seminarian, the 29-year-old hopes to carve out a similar acceptance for other gays in the broader evangelical community through his role as president of the nation’s first LGBT student club sanctioned by a major evangelical seminary.

Gay marriage: Opponents ask California Supreme Court to enforce ban
Christian Science Monitor
Lawyers representing proponents of the Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California have not given up an effort to enforce the ban, despite a US Supreme Court ruling two weeks ago that opened the way for resumption of gay marriage in the state.

Press of Atlantic City
This undated image provided by Digital Skylight shows musician Steve Grand, right, and actor Nicholas Alan appearing in this production still from the music video “All-American Boy.” Grand’s self-financed, gay-themed video has been viewed more than a 

Gay couples in NC seek answers
News & Observer
Although last month’s Supreme Court decision paves the way for married gay couples to receive federal recognition and thus benefits, the provision of DOMA allowing each state to determine whether it will recognize same-sex marriages stands. That means 

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