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Archive for August 2012

GOP Convention wraps up with LGBTs hopeful

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LGBT Republicans say they are proud of their contributions to this year’s national convention in Tampa.

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August 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM

High Price of HIV Drug Prompts S.F. Ballot Measure

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The largest global AIDS organization wants San Francisco city officials to pressure an HIV drug maker to significantly lower the price of its prescription drugs.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Expands Into AIDS Research

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The largest global AIDS organization is expanding its clinical services to incorporate basic scientific research.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

August 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM

GOProud hosts Homocon party at RNC

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The heavily promoted gay conservative bash accompanying the Republican National Convention was celebrated Tuesday night with drinks, music, confetti, and declarations of support for the party. But Homocon 2012 was low on advertised guests.

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Written by OutQ News staff

August 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM

VA Gay Couple Sues United for Taping Dildo to Luggage

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A Virginia gay couple returning from vacation in Costa Rica say they were horrified when one of their bags landed on the airport luggage carousel open, with a large purple dildo removed from the bag and taped to the outside with Continental Airlines packing tape.

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Written by Tim Curran

August 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Gay Republicans flex muscles in Tampa

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Gay members of the Republican Party continued their efforts on Tuesday to press those attending the GOP National Convention in Tampa to “evolve” on marriage equality and other issues affecting LGBT Americans.  

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Written by OutQ News staff

August 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM

RNC makes gay while the sun don’t shine

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The one-day delay of the Republican National Convention because of passing Tropical Storm Isaac gave gay delegates and other LGBT leaders the chance to network and increase their visibility around the convention site. 

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Written by OutQ News staff

August 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM

SLDN/OutServe launch congressional letter-writing campaign

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The family members of lesbian and gay troops are taking their plea for recognition directly to Congress, in a new letter-writing campaign organized by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and the group OutServe.

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Written by Tim Curran

August 17, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Freedom to Marry pours $3M into marriage fights

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The group Freedom to Marry says a campaign to win a marriage equality victory in a state ballot referendum this November met its three million dollar fundraising goal in just five months.

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Written by Tim Curran

August 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

FAA medical updates ease trans pilots’ flight path

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Life just got easier for transgender airplane and helicopter pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration has now simplified the medical certification procedure for pilots who transition sexes.

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Written by Tim Curran

August 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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