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Belfast Gays Heckle Newt Gingrich

Gay TV Show Launched in Toronto

5,000 Gays Flood Canada's Wonderland

By Rex Wockner
International News Report

Belfast Gays Heckle Newt Gingrich

newt.gif - 50.05 KGay protesters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, heckled U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich August 11 as he visited a Habitat for Humanity housing project.

Gingrich ignored the demonstrators who chanted and waved placards. Later, a group of children tried to grab the protesters' signs.

Gingrich, who regularly votes anti-gay, was leading a delegation of congressmen on a three-day trip in advance of President Clinton's upcoming visit.

Gay TV Show Launched in Toronto

cntower.jpg - 30.72 KToronto's all-news TV station, CablePulse 24, has launched a one- hour weekly program on gay issues called "The Q-Files."

The show "celebrates non-conformity through the eyes of gays and lesbians," the producers said. "'The Q-Files' will prompt viewers, straight and gay, to take pride in their individuality. Viewers will get up close with a range of issues: where to eat, dance, find God, save taxes, stay healthy, appreciate art, create family [and] reconcile differences (or not)."

CablePulse is owned by Canadian media mogul Moses Znaimer.

5,000 Gays Flood Canada's Wonderland

Five thousands gays and lesbians flooded into Ontario's Wonderland amusement park August 8.

"It's a chance to be a kid again," said organizer Richard Silver.

Twenty fundamentalist Christians protested at the entrance carrying signs reading, "Ban Nudity and Buggery from Wonderland."

"Last year, there was a man wearing a G-string and his testicles were hanging out," Family Council regional director Terry Ruddell cautioned families about to enter the park.

Only a few families turned around.

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