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Archive for May 2010

AIDS group rallies behind GOP bill

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A major AIDS activist group says the Obama administration and Democratic congress have dropped the ball on HIV/AIDS funding .. and a Republican-led bill is necessary to save lives.

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May 27, 2010 at 6:05 AM

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HHS has scheduled hearing on blood donation ban

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Gay rights groups say they will testify before a Department of Health and Human Services advisory committee – about the blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25, 2010 at 3:51 PM

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Servicemembers United: HRC could have done more

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One of the country’s leading advocates of lifting the military’s ban on openly gay service says the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell might have been a sure thing by now … if other gay rights advocates had taken action sooner, and stronger.

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May 21, 2010 at 11:02 AM

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GetEQUAL ENDA protest on Capitol Hill

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Gay rights supporters held protests around the country on Thursday, demanding passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Dozens gathered in Washington DC at noon for a rally organized by activist group GetEqual. At the same time, GetEqual says around a hundred supporters protested at the San Francisco office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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May 20, 2010 at 4:04 PM

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Gay married MD state employees to get equal benefits

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Same-sex spouses of Maryland state employees will now be eligible for the same benefits that opposite-sex spouses get.

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May 20, 2010 at 9:41 AM

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Servicemembers United lauches Military Partners initiative

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An anti-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell group has started a new website aimed at helping a population it says is vastly under-served … the partners of gays in the military.

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May 19, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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Clients of NY’s GMHC blasting proposed move

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Clients of Manhattan-based HIV service provider ‘Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ are protesting the group’s proposed move – out of the city’s primary gay neighborhood, and into a new building which clients say is inadequate. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM

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Self-Proclaimed ‘Homophobe’ Out of Energy Dept. Gulf Spill Team

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May 18, 2010 10:18 am EDT: UPDATED with additional background

The U.S. Department of Energy has removed a member of the five-person panel set up to find solutions to last month’s gulf oil spill – after complaints from gay rights supporters and progressives about some of his ideas.

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May 17, 2010 at 7:43 PM

American Eagle clothes drops anti-trans rule

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Clothing retailer ‘American Eagle Outfitters’ has made all of its New York State locations more transgender-friendly – after an investigation found they were anything but.

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May 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Study Finds Foreign Militaries Integrated Gays Smoothly

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A new study of foreign militaries says the fears of those who oppose openly gay service are unfounded.

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May 14, 2010 at 8:01 AM

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