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  • Age of Testosterone comes to end in Iceland

    02/07/2009 6:38:52 PM PST · by melt · 19 replies · 1,032+ views ^ | 2/7/09 | Roger Boyes
    Iceland, ravaged throughout history by volcanic eruptions and natural catastrophes, is struggling with a man-made disaster so overwhelming that the women are taking over. It is, they say here, the end of the Age of Testosterone. Next week a newly minted left-leaning Government led by Johanna Sigurdardottir will start to tackle the tough agenda of cleaning out the old-school-chum networks that have led Iceland to the verge of bankruptcy. Half of her Cabinet will be women; female advisers carrying briefcases move in and out of the Prime Minister's whitewashed office, a former jailhouse in the middle of Reykjavik. Two women,...
  • Now's Response to Palin

    08/29/2008 2:04:23 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 131 replies · 452+ views ^ | NOWtoday
    August 29, 2008 Statement of NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy on the Selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's Vice Presidential Pick Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is a cynical effort to appeal to disappointed Hillary Clinton voters and get them to vote, ultimately, against their own self-interest. Gov. Palin may be the second woman vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket, but she is not the right woman. Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women's rights, just like John McCain. The fact that Palin is a mother of five who...
  • Lesbos locals lose lesbian appeal

    07/22/2008 5:21:14 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 17 replies · 142+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 22, 2008
    Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have lost an attempt to ban the use of the word "lesbian" to describe gay women. The residents argued that using the term in reference to gay women insulted their identity. But an Athens court ruled there was no justification for their contention that they felt slighted, saying the word did not define the islanders' identity. Greeks often refer to the island as Mytilene, after its capital. "This is a good decision for lesbians everywhere," Vassilis Chirdaris, lawyer for the Gay and Lesbian Union of Greece, told Reuters news agency. Court expenses...
  • Lesbos Islanders in Court This Week Over Misappropriation Of "Lesbian" Name

    06/16/2008 12:07:54 PM PDT · by paltz · 15 replies · 243+ views ^ | June 13, 2008 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    As reported earlier this month, three citizens of the Greek Island of Lesbos are pursuing a lawsuit against the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union (GGLU) for its use of the term "lesbian". The islanders hope to have the court ban the use of the word to describe homosexual women. "We are very upset that, worldwide, women who like women have appropriated the name of our island," said Dimitris Lambrou, a magazine publisher and one of the islanders making the complaint. "Until 1924, according to the Oxford English dictionary, a Lesbian was a native of our isle," he said. "Now,...
  • Islanders From Lesbos Sue Gay Group

    06/10/2008 11:31:32 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 69+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2008
    ATHENS, Greece -- Three islanders from Lesbos told a court Tuesday that gay women insult their home's identity by calling themselves lesbians. The plaintiffs - two women and a man - are seeking to ban a Greek gay rights group from using the word "lesbian" in its name. Also known as Mytilini, Lesbos was the home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love among women. It is a major travel destination for gay women. The Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece "causes confusion by using a geographic term in connection with (the group's) special character and social action," said...
  • Lesbians of Lesvos fed up of being called lesbians

    04/30/2008 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 108+ views
    Lesbians of Lesvos fed up of being called lesbians Mytilene, the capital of the Greek island of Lesbos Dimitris Lambrou is tired of being called a lesbian. As a magazine publisher on the Greek island of Lesvos — Lesbos according to the classical spelling — he is suing Greece’s biggest gay and lesbian association to get the term (with a small l) expunged from public usage. He claims it is insulting to what he calls the proper Lesbians — the people of Lesvos. “We are suffering psychological and moral rape,” said Mr Lambrou. Mr Lambrou’s magazine, called Davlos (Torch), has...
  • People of Lesbos take gay group to court over term 'Lesbian'

    04/30/2008 9:22:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies · 63+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2008 | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world's gay women. Three islanders from Lesbos—home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women—have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name. One of the plaintiffs said Wednesday that the name of the association, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, "insults the identity" of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians. "My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris...
  • We're the true Lesbians, say islanders

    04/29/2008 9:16:16 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 32 replies · 283+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 30 April 2008
    RESIDENTS of the Greek island of Lesbos have launched a legal case against a gay group, insisting they are the real Lesbians. Two inhabitants of the island of Lesbos along with a member of a nationalist pagan association today launched a legal case to ban the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union (OLKE) from bearing the name "lesbian". Lesbos was the home of the poet Sappho, who expressed her love of other women in lyric verses written in the early sixth century BC. Lesbos residents now suffer "psychological and moral rape" from the "seizure" of their island's name by gays, said...
  • Iran to create women-only island

    02/21/2007 6:55:54 AM PST · by presidio9 · 54 replies · 2,284+ views
    afp ^ | 02/21/07
    Iran is seeking to create a paradise for female tourists by turning an island on a northwestern lake into male-free zone, the press reported on Wednesday. All public transport, restaurants and facilities on the island -- on the gigantic Oroumiyeh lake close to the Turkish border -- will be staffed only by women, officials said. "The island of Arezou (Wish), one of the 102 islands in the Oroumiyeh Lake, will be equipped especially for women," a municipal official in the West Azerbaijan province, identified only as Aghai, was quoted as saying by the Tehran Emrouz newspaper. "There will be no...
  • Caption: Nancy Skinner [Michigan Democrat candidate] and Joan Jett

    07/31/2006 3:41:29 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 56 replies · 1,141+ views
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  • Lesbian couple found guilty of boy´s murder: Would not say Daddy.

    03/24/2006 10:09:50 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 67 replies · 5,754+ views
    Alains Newsletter Blog ^ | March 24, 2006
    A four-year-old boy died after he was brutally assaulted when he refused to call his mother's lesbian lover "Daddy", The Star newspaper reported on Thursday. Jandre's mother, Hanelie Botha (31), and her partner Engeline de Nysschen (33) appeared in the Vereeniging Regional Court on Wednesday and were found guilty of the boy's gruesome murder. His father, Jan, sat in court holding the hands of his fiancée, Yolanda Deysel, and listened attentively to Magistrate Rita Willemse, who in her judgement, accepted evidence that among the reasons that led to Jandre's brutal ordeal was his refusal to call De Nysschen "Daddy", the...
  • China censors decree gay cowboy film too sensitive

    01/29/2006 9:31:40 PM PST · by jamesm51 · 16 replies · 820+ views News ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | BENJAMIN ROBERTSON
    CENSORS in China have banned the screening of Brokeback Mountain because they object to its homosexual content. The film is directed by the hugely popular Taiwanese director Ang Lee, whose 2000 Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon helped to raise the profile of Chinese cinema internationally. But a report by the official Xinhua News Agency said that the film's "sensitive topic" of gay love meant that it could not be screened. World Trade Organisation rules require China to screen a minimum of 20 foreign films a year. Gay activists in China have regularly complained of harassment and discrimination. Last month,...

    01/19/2005 8:27:19 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 143 replies · 4,567+ views ^ | 19 January 2005 |
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Two women, including a Smith College student, pleaded innocent to charges they raped and handcuffed another female student and slashed her with knives. Rachel Ann Klobertanz, 22, and Augusta Claire Kendall, 22, were ordered held on $25,000 bail at their arraignment Tuesday in Northampton District Court. Both were charged with two counts of aggravated rape, three counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.
  • Teacher busted in pupil sex rap (married Teacher,Lesbian relationship)

    03/17/2004 5:33:45 PM PST · by mylife · 58 replies · 1,974+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/17/03 | By SCOTT SHIFREL, WARREN WOODBERRY Jr. and BILL HUTCHINSON
    Teacher busted in pupil sex rap By SCOTT SHIFREL, WARREN WOODBERRY Jr. and BILL HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 A married teacher at a Queens religious school has been busted for carrying on a seven-month lesbian romance with a teenage student, cops said yesterday. Cheryl Reyna, 31, a Spanish teacher at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, was arraigned yesterday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of sodomy, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Reyna, who has taught at the Lutheran school for seven years, was suspended with pay on Friday after the...
  • 'The L Word' Has Tongues Wagging - Lesbian "Sex in the City"

    01/15/2004 8:57:09 PM PST · by disclaimer · 89 replies · 352,297+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2004 | Kathleen Wereszynski
    NEW YORK — Between Madonna and Britney's kiss, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer's" lesbian sex scene and newspaper headlines about American high school girls experimenting with same-sex relationships, 2003 seemed like the year of girl-on-girl action. Now, Showtime will bring the lives and loves of a whole cast of lesbian characters to the small screen in its new drama "The L Word." The show hasn't even aired yet — it debuts Sunday night — but the recent display of lesbian activity in mainstream media is already the center of a moral and cultural firestorm. Supporters of "The L Word" call the...
  • What happened to Don't Ask Don't Tell?

    12/17/2003 10:21:28 PM PST · by AreaMan · 18 replies · 195+ views ^ | 2003 | Unknown
    LESBIAN “LOVE NEST” AT IWAKUNI M.C.A.S. LCDR MOM DUMPS HUBBY, FIVE KIDS FOR BULL DYKE M.P. – COMMAND “LOOKS THE OTHER WAY” – WRIST SLAP, TRANSFER FOR OFFICER – NO FINE OR REDUCTION IN RANK FOR MARINE CORPORAL – SHE GETS GENERAL DISCHARGE “UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS” – HER LCDR LOVER STILL ON DUTY WITH THE NAVY © 2003 The U.S. Navy leadership in Japan either doesn’t care or doesn’t dare to properly discipline a doctor (lieutenant commander) stationed at Iwakuni MCAS who dumped her husband and five children to carry on a lesbian affair with a Marine corporal in...
  • Workshop offered for gay, lesbian parents

    11/21/2003 5:15:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 428+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11-21-03 | Meredith May
    <p>A coalition of more than 40 East Bay private schools is hosting a free community workshop on Sunday for gay and lesbian families.</p> <p>Same-sex couples with children, or who are intending to have children, can come to this second annual event hosted by the East Bay Independent Schools Association to learn about school environments that suit their families.</p>
  • Panel calls for neutral bathrooms ("Transgender" Loony Alert!)

    11/21/2003 1:59:13 PM PST · by MikalM · 99 replies · 2,040+ views
    Chicago Maroon ^ | 11/21/03 | Robert Katz
    For most people, deciding which bathroom to use in the Regenstein Library does not require mental gymnastics. But for some, a trip to the restroom is less simple, with gay, lesbian, and transgendered students worried about the implications of which bathrooms they enter. At the Center for Gender Studies on Wednesday night, a panel of four discussed the need for gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, specifically one in the Regenstein and one in Cobb Hall. Members of Feminist Majority, Queers & Associates, and the Center for Gender Studies organized the panel as part of the Coalition for a Queer Safe Campus....
  • Sign of the Times-Prep Yearbook Staff Votes to Include 2 Girls As 'Cutest Couple,' Students Walk Out

    12/15/2002 3:26:29 PM PST · by ewing · 59 replies · 713+ views
    AP Wire ^ | December 15, 2002 | Martha Irvine
    Last week District Superintendent Robert Berry wrote a letter praising the students at Crete Montee High.'I am proud to say that while other schools continue to address issues such as alienation, bullying and hate crimes, we have a student body that not only accepts student differences, but also celebrates them.'Upset some parents and community members have called to complain and written letters to the editor of local newspapers.