Rainbow Roundup

Some interesting pieces are up at 365Gay.com. First, sparks are flying between the camps of US Democratic presidential candidates Howard Dean and Dickie Gephardt over alleged homophobic slurs. Meanwhile, the FBI reports that anti-gay hate crimes represent 16.7 percent of all bias-crime incidents reported last year. There ought to be a law… And from the world of religion: The Episcopal bishop of Washington will allow churches in his diocese to bless same-sex couples (interesting news as right-wing protesters are preparing to picket the Sunday ordination of the first-ever openly gay Episcopal bishop in New Hampshire), a move that has angered conservatives in the faith already enraged over the election of a gay bishop. And it is likely a lesbian Methodist cleric will stand trial for coming out to her bishop.

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