'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Name In The News

Gerry Studds, the congressman who received words of encouragement and a standing ovation from fellow Democrats (and a glowing obituary in the Times this morning) after having admitted to sexually assaulting a young congressional page many years ago has died:

Gerry Studds Dies at 69; First Openly Gay Congressman
By Damien Cave, The New York Times

Gerry E. Studds, the first openly gay member of Congress and a demanding advocate for New England fishermen and for gay rights, died early Saturday at Boston University Medical Center ...

The cause was a vascular illness that led Mr. Studds to collapse while walking his dog on Oct. 3 in Boston. (

Studds: Hero. Warrior. Champion. Child molester. Dead at 69.