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Archive for June 2011

Three Schools Receive Federal Grant to Study LGBT Youth Suicide

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A federal agency on mental health has awarded three leading universities a grant that will allow them to study risk factors and assess protective measures for LGBT youth considering suicide.

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U.S. Dept of Education: GSA’s Must Be Treated Equally

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The Obama administration says it supports gay-straight alliances on campuses, and says schools nationwide MUST allow for the student groups to form.

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GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios resigns

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The president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Jarrett Barrios, resigned over the weekend. His departure comes as three of the most-prominent blogger-activists in the LGBT community were set to call on Barrios to step down, claiming that the gay media watchdog under his leadership has done the bidding of a corporate sponsor at the expense of the gay community.

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Written by OutQ News staff

June 20, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Ex-OutQer Jason Page Comes Out in Sports Talk

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A former OutQ co-host who went back into the professional closet to build a career in sportstalk came out last weekend in that less-welcoming world.

[Includes bonus audio of complete 15 minute interview]

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Written by Tim Curran

June 8, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Obama Administration: We’re Committed to Fighting HIV/AIDS

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Leading health officials under the Obama administration say they’ve made progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS. But they say they “recognize there’s still more that needs to be done.”

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Airman Discharged Under DADT After Repeal Signed

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The Pentagon has confirmed that a recently-discharged airman INTENTIONALLY ‘outed’ him-or-herself in order to trigger his own discharge under the soon-to-be repealed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

June 6, 2011 at 7:45 AM

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