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Gallup: 3.4% of US Adults Identify as LGBT

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A new survey examining the distribution of the American LGBT population finds that 3.4% of U.S. adults self-identify as LGBT.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

October 19, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Black Pridefest Group Hugely Expanding its Mission

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A group that specifically works with dozens of Black Pride events both at home and abroad is expanding its mission to include other areas of interest to the African-American LGBT community.

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Claims of black homophobia split UNITY minority journalist convention

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Tension flared this week between gay and black journalist organizations at the UNITY convention in Las Vegas, after a member of both groups accused the National Association of Black Journalists of homophobia in a years-long effort to keep the LGBT journalist group out of the UNITY coalition.

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Latino Groups to Launch Pro-Gay Family Education Project

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Nearly two dozen Latino organizations are coming together to start a new campaign designed to encourage Hispanic families to embrace their LGBT loved ones.

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Revised ICE Guidelines Protect Transgender Detainees

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The federal government is taking steps to protect transgender people detained in immigration facilities across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Four HIV Groups Get Obamacare Funding as Health Centers

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The Obama administration has awarded more than $300,000 in federal funds to four HIV/AIDS service organizations looking to become “community health centers.”

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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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New PEPFAR Rules Fight African Homophobia

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PEPFAR, the 48-billion dollar US international AIDS effort, has released guidance on reaching gay and bisexual men, and it may have the effect of tamping down government homophobia in developing countries.

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Written by OutQ News staff

May 31, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Black MSM’s High HIV Risk Due to Masculinity Preference

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Researchers in Maryland say they’ve figured out why young black men who have sex with men are about FIVE TIMES more likely to contract HIV than MSM’s of other races. They attribute it to their strong tendency to seek out extra-macho partners.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

May 5, 2011 at 9:45 AM

‘Truth Wins Out’ Calls On FL Pastor To Exit Local Race

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An LGBT advocacy group that fights religious extremism is demanding a Florida pastor remove herself from a local election because of her anti-gay views.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

April 28, 2011 at 6:45 AM

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