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Human Rights Campaign Foundation to Present Seal of Excellence to N.Y. Adoption Agency

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced today they will be presenting a seal of recognition of the “All Children – All Families” initiative to Family Focus Adoption Services. The seal is given to adoption agencies that demonstrate excellence in working with LGBT families. Family Focus Adoption Services is the first New York agency to receive this honor.

Straight Italian Couple Sues Over Gay Cruise

An unnamed middle age couple brought suit earlier this week against Grimaldi Lines cruises after realizing their three night, two day trip had been booked on a cruise for gay men.

Public to Prioritize Services for City Budget

Attendees will be asked to rank their top City service priorities for funding, offer perspective on potential service reductions and weigh in on the topic of additional revenues.

Controversial Rastafarian Musician Buju Banton to Perform at the Belly Up Tavern

Syd Stevens, a long time San Diegan, webmaster and national activist, was incensed one bright, fall day this past September. That is the day he learned a new video version of Buju Banton’s extremely controversial anti-gay reggae/dancehall rant Boom Bye Bye had been rereleased under the guise of a compilation DVD called Camp Fire 2007.

Council Votes to Keep Winter Homeless Shelter Downtown

Speakers from several areas of the City turned out to oppose the imposition of a winter homeless shelter being located in their neighborhood. In the end, the City Council voted to keep the shelter downtown, near social and medical services.

President Obama Nominates First Openly Lesbian U.S. Marshal

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –President Obama nominated openly lesbian Sharon Lubinski yesterday for U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota. Lubinski is the Assistant Chief of Police at the Minneapolis Police Department, where she has served for 20 years. If confirmed, she would be the first openly gay person to wear the badge.