26th October 2005
25 of the USA’s Iraq deaths may have been gay 1
12:00 AM — As CNN reports that American casualties in the war in Iraq have reached 2000, statistician Gary Gates estimated yesterday that more than 25 of those killed were gay or lesbian. More than 65,000 lesbian and gay Americans are on active duty and serving in the National Guard and reserves, according to an earlier estimate by Gates."Lesbian and gay soldiers are fighting and dying in Iraq, too," said C. Dixon Osburn, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN).
Anti-gay Warsaw Mayor, Lech Kaczynski, wins Polish Presidential election 2
12:00 AM — Lech Kaczynski, the conservative mayor of Warsaw who cancelled the city's Gay Pride parade earlier this year, has won the Polish presidential elections.Kaczynski, representing the Law and Justice party, received 55 percent of the vote, defeating the more liberal Donald Tusk of the Civic Platform party.Turnout for the vote was 50 percent, the lowest in 15 years.