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Archive for October 2009

SF LGBT Senior Activist Awarded Social Innovator Prize

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A San Francisco gay rights activist has been awarded the “Purpose Prize” for her work on behalf of LGBT seniors. The Purpose Prize was created by a group called “Civic Ventures” and is given annually to ten people over 60 years old, who have become “social innovators” in their “encore cereers.” Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29, 2009 at 4:28 PM

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Justice Department Moves to Dismiss DADT Lawsuit

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The Obama Justice Deparment has moved to dismiss a court challenge to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy filed by Log Cabin Republicans. The gay conservative group says the move was an “aggressive defense” of the ban on gay servicemembers. The Justice Department – and some gays in the military experts – say otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29, 2009 at 2:20 PM

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Gay Demonstration Before Obama Signs Hate Crimes

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Gay rights supporters will hold a demonstration Wednesday afternoon in front of the White House – before the President signs a federal hate crimes bill into law. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 27, 2009 at 5:20 PM

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Equality California Gets Record Grant to Assess LGBT Mental Health Needs

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California officials have given gay rights group Equality California a record grant to study the mental health needs of the state’s LGBT community. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 27, 2009 at 8:20 AM

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NY Court Strikes Down Transgender Name-Change Restrictions

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A New York court has made it much easier for some transgender people to legally change their names. A state appeals court on Wednesday struck down a lower court’s requirement that a transgender applicant for a name-change – submit medical evidence of his need to change his name. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 22, 2009 at 6:20 PM

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ACLU of Florida Opposes Local Gay Groups Trying to Cancel Banton Concert

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The ACLU of Florida is criticizing gay activists there for trying to get a concert by reggae singer Buju Banton cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 20, 2009 at 9:20 AM

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SF Activists Meet With Reggae Artist

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Gay rights supporters in San Francisco held what they say will be the first of several meetings with reggae performer Buju Banton on Monday.

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Written by OutQ News staff

October 15, 2009 at 8:20 AM

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National Equality March Crowd Hard to Estimate

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Sunday’s National Equality March brought droves of gay activists to the nation’s capital, but exactly how many people may be difficult to determine. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM

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DC Marchers Let the Sun Shine In

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Activists at the National Equality March in Washington on Sunday were treated to a performance by the cast of one of the hottest shows on Broadway. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 12, 2009 at 4:29 PM

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Rep. Barney tells gays ‘Don’t bother marching’

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Congressman Barney Frank on Wednesday told the gay community not to bother going to this weekend’s National Equality March on Washington.

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October 8, 2009 at 1:17 PM

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