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Wednesday, 2 July 2008

In . . .

In October 1999, the Reverend Mel White’s Soulforce faith delegation of 200 gay, lesbian and transgendered people broke bread with the homophobic Reverend Jerry Falwell and 200 of his religious-right associates in an attempt to lower the rhetoric. “Breaking bread is better than breaking heads,” said White, who’d spent the previous seven years pursuing Falwell and those of his ilk.

In July, 2000, George Monbiot wrote asking whether the Pope was gay, and highlighted the claim that up to 200 gay men are murdered in Italy every year.

In 2001, the University of Washington (UW) surveyed 200 gay, lesbian and unmarried and married straight couples about the division of household chores, to ascertain whether the friction that is caused is the same in same-sex households as it is in straight ones!

In May 2003, 200 members of the gay group the Log Cabin Republicans met with White House officials.

In April 2006, 200 gay families attended the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to showcase themselves to President George W Bush and the nation.

In May 2008, around 200 Romanian gay activists defied religious and far-right groups by marching through Bucharest in their Pride parade.

In June 2007, Flicr displayed its 200 most interesting New York gay pride photographs.

In June 2008, Heinz pulled it’s “gay mayo” TV ad after 200 people complained.

In July 2008, the Pink Triangle blog published an entry about the 200 gay people of faith breaking bread with the 200 frothing religious homophobes, the 200 gay men who are murdered in Italy each year, the 200 people surveyed by UW about domestic chores, the 200 US gay Republicans who met with White House officials, the 200 gay families who attended Bush’s Easter Egg Roll, the 200 Romanian LGBT Pride activists who took on the religious bigots, the 200 Flicr photos from the 2007 New York gay pride, the 200 saddos who complained about Heinz’s “gay mayo” TV ad and this 200th Pink Triangle blog entry about the 200th Pink Triangle blog entry.

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