365Gay.com: New York Bans Queers
Let Me Get This Straight...
The state of New York has banned Queers. Not the people. Just the name. And that has one queer man heading to the state's Supreme Court.
: "New York state has banned the use of the Q word. You know, that word starting with a 'qu,' a pair of 'e's' and a 'r.' Christopher Barton Benecke, a Manhattan paralegal, attempted to license his non profit advocacy business as 'Queer Awareness.' Section 301 of state Not-for-Profit Corporation Law prohibits the word in a business name, so his application was rejected. He's vowed to fight the ruling all the way to the state supreme court."