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Archive for January 2011

NY Judge Upholds Law Banning Trans Discrimination

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A New York State trial judge has rejected a challenge to a New York City law banning gender identity discrimination in places of public accomodation.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM

EQCA Sponsor Bill Barring Deals With Anti-Gay Businesses

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California State Senator Christine Kehoe says she wants the state to stop doing business with companies that do NOT provide their employees with domestic partner benefits.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 26, 2011 at 7:45 AM

HRC Rolls Out Transgender Job-Seeker Program

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The Human Rights Campaign is launching a program next month aimed at helping transgender job seekers who face high hurdles in the job market.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 25, 2011 at 2:36 PM

HUD Announces LGBT-Friendly Access Policies

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development–or HUD–has announced new rules that would allow ALL eligible persons equal access to federal housing. This means Americans CANNOT be turned away from HUD-sponsored programs because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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California’s Proposed Budget May Hit State ADAP

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California’s proposed budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year may force uninsured or low-income HIV patients to pay more out-of-pocket costs for their treatment.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Fred Karger Talks About Exclusion from IA GOP Debate

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Gay Republican presidential hopeful Fred Karger says he’s being unfairly excluded from a GOP Presidential debate sponsored by an Iowa Christian group because of his sexual orientation.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 13, 2011 at 6:45 AM

GLAAD starts petition to influence CNN

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Gay media watchdog GLAAD says it wants CNN to “keep away from the anti-gay industry” in the new year.

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Written by OutQ News staff

January 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM

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New Study Examines Causes of LGBT Suicide

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A team of suicide and mental health researchers says it has found evidence to prove that gay youth and adults do in fact have higher rates of lifetime reported suicide attempts than their straight counterparts.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 10, 2011 at 7:40 AM

OutQ News internship deadline for spring approaching

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Every semester, OutQ News takes one intern and turns that person into a broadcaster.

Our interns gradually learn to do everything a professional radio reporter/producer does: write (a lot of) broadcast-style scripts that are used on the air, extract sound bites (called ‘actualities’ in radio news lingo) from telephone news conferences and from interviews the intern conducts, and read scripts on the air with professional broadcast delivery. If you’re paying attention and learn everything you have the opportunity to learn, you can walk into any small-to-mid-market newsroom in the country and pass the entry-level test.

Among the OutQ News interns who’ve gone on to fame and fortune (okay, at least fame) are GLAAD’s Associate Director of National News (and former OutQ anchor) Aaron McQuade and host/pundit/actor Michael Billy.

If you’ll be in the New York area this spring and eligible for college course credit (our internship is unpaid; therefore course credit is a must), please consider applying through the SIRIUS XM Internship site. If you have any questions about the internship, you can contact us directly.

Internship dates: Monday, Jan. 31-Friday, May 13

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January 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM

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New Social Networking Site for Gay U.S. Soldiers and Allies

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There’s a new social networking site for gay servicemembers and their supporters–and it’s appropriately called OutMilitary.com.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

January 7, 2011 at 6:40 AM

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