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Archive for April 2010

SLDN Launches Personal DADT Stories Campaign

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One of the nation’s largest gays-in-the-military groups has launched a new campaign, aimed at putting a face on the country’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ban on gays serving openly. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM

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GLAAD Blasts Washington Times Anti-ENDA Editorial

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is blasting a right-leaning DC Newspaper for an editorial it ran against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – titled “Discrimination is necessary.” ENDA would protect employees from being fired based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Constance McMillen Now Seeking Damages, Transfer to New District

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The Mississippi lesbian high schooler whose classmates and neighbors sent her to a fake prom earlier this month has asked to transfer from the school – and is now seeking monetary damages for the incident. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 23, 2010 at 1:22 PM

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Madonna Likes Glee Episode, Trans Do Not

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“Brilliant on every level” is how Madonna described last week’s episode of the Fox comedy ‘Glee’, which featured some of the artist’s biggest hits. But some are saying the show’s use of a trans-phobic term crossed the line. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 21, 2010 at 3:47 PM

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Elderly Gay California Man Sues County, Claiming Abuse

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An elderly gay man has filed a lawsuit against Sonoma County, California for forcibly separating him from his partner of 20 years – then selling off both the couple’s possessions. The county says they were trying to protect the man’s partner from him. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 20, 2010 at 3:00 PM

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California Assembly Kills Resolution Honoring Boy Scouts

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For California lawmakers, the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and sexual politics are proving to be a volatile mix. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 20, 2010 at 12:58 PM

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National Day of Silence

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Today is the 14th annual Day of Silence around the country – when tens of thousands of students from middle school through college remain silent throughout the day, to raise awareness of anti-gay bullying. The event is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 16, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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Most LGBT Americans Unaware of Greater Cancer Risk

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New research from the American Cancer Society has found that the vast majority of LGBT Americans don’t know they have a higher risk for certain types of cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 15, 2010 at 3:53 PM

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Gay Groups Support Proposed Gender Identity Changes in DSM

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The American Psychiatric Association has published a list of proposed revisions to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, known as the “DSM” – one of which could have a major impact on transgender people. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 15, 2010 at 12:41 PM

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Two Women Become First Lesbians to Marry in Latin America

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Two women, at age 67, became the first lesbian couple to marry in South America, last Thursday in Argentina´s capital. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM

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