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Amy Winehouse’s European tour got off to a rough start, with a concert that a Serbian newspaper described as “the worst in the history of Belgrade.”
Troubled Grammy-winner Winehouse, who has been attempting a musical comeback, showed up nearly an hour late for Saturday’s concert at Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Park and disappointed the crowd of approximately 20,000 by stumbling about, mumbling through her songs and occasionally exiting the stage — leaving her bewildered band and backup singers performing in her place. (FULL STORY AFTER THE JUMP)
Gay school assembly criticized
By QMI Agency
SARNIA – A brief assembly hosted by the Gay Straight Alliance at a Chatham-area high school “crossed the line” and should only be allowed if other minority groups can do the same, says a trustee with the Lambton Kent District School Board.
David Goldsmith said he has no problem with any group promoting an understanding between itself and other students, but wants the privilege extended to other groups.
“I’m sure it was in the interest of diversity,” Goldsmith said. “So in the interest of diversity, when will Christian clubs be allowed to have an assembly?” he asked.
The school has not been identified.
Goldsmith said he’d received numerous calls from parents and teachers about the assembly.
“The impression I received is that they felt this group had stepped outside the parameters of the Education Act, which says no group can attempt to indoctrinate other students in a public school,” he said. [READ MORE VIA LFP]
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista were hit with glittery confetti by a protester (Nick Espinosa) Tuesday during the couple’s appearance at a book-signing. Espinosa told ABC News: “Today, I invited Newt to feel the rainbow because he decided to bring his antigay politics to my state. Newt has a long history of antigay politics and has chosen to focus on divisive social issues instead of working to fix our economy. I don’t think a free will adulterer like Newt has any ground to stand up while telling others who they can and can’t love.”
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Dozens of students from 22 high schools across the Thames Valley District school board gathered at its London headquarters Friday for a gay-straight alliance conference.
And though the theme of the conference was “it gets better” – playing on an international campaign to tell lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youths that life gets better after the struggles and bullying many face in high school – it was easy to tell that, in many ways, it already is better.
“This is a miracle, what is happening now, compared to where I came from,” said London author Donald D’Haene, who spoke about his tortured youth and the bullying he faced as a teenager.
“I never heard one student or teacher talk about anything gay in a positive way in all my 12 years of school,” he said.
Thirty years later, there were many teachers in the crowd and 20 of the board’s 28 high schools have gay-straight alliances – set up by students with the support of staff in an effort to provide a comfortable, accepting environment for all students at the school.
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London Police have charged a 33-year-old HIV positive man with aggravated sexual assault and are concerned the suspect may have had sexual encounters with other unsuspecting women.
33-year-old Daniel Gracie is accused of having sex with a woman in February 2010 and not telling her he had HIV, something Police say he had known since 2002. The woman, whose name has not been released, is now HIV positive.
Police say the man may have had unprotected sex with others after he was advised of his condition in 2002.
Police are asking anyone who may have had contact with Daniel Gracie to contact the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Confidential counseling and testing for HIV is available through a family doctor or the Middlesex London Health Unit at 519-663-5446.
Daniel Gracie is currently in custody at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre and is scheduled for a bail hearing in London on May 9, 2011.
Police are opposing his release in the interest of public safety.
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