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Murder of Fresno Transgender woman caught on video | Planet Transgender

Sigh, I am so tired, sad and angry that this has happened again! I became aware of this story because of a pair of tweets I received in my Twitter feed just as I was heading to bed. I  searched … Continue reading

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Lawyer Advocating Genocide of Gay People Should Lose Law License | ForceChange

This petition is circulating and deserves attention. It seems a vile, disgusting attorney is advocating that all “sodomites ” be put to death. Here’s the story and petition from Rodney MacMaster… Target: California bar association Goal: Disbar attorney for advocating … Continue reading

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The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland – NYTimes.com

I would usually post this story as a recommended link but the story is important to me personally and the New York Times can be restrictive in allowing access to stories so some may not be able to read it … Continue reading

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New California law gives LGBT-owned businesses a boost | Gay Star News

Californians will now be able to see which big utilities are doing business with LGBTQ owned businesses. Here’s the story from SYLVIA TAN writing for Gay Star News… The first-of-its-kind law in California will require big public utilities companies in … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: What I Discovered by Visiting Every Disney Park – NYTimes.com

This is a delightful read! It is written by gay travel writer Brooks Barnes for his Personal Journeys column in the New York Times. His witty story of visiting every Disney Theme Park in the world, sometimes along with his … Continue reading

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High School Students Punished for Not Saying “Under God” When Leading Pledge of Allegiance Over Loudspeakers

LGBTIQ students are not the only group to face discrimination. Students who are atheist also face discrimination as this story from Hemant Mehta who blogs as the Friendly Atheist at Patheos.com demonstrates… I’ve written a lot of posts about young atheists … Continue reading

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Panel: Schools failing to teach gay, lesbian history | The Press Democrat

A look at the struggle to ensure a California law mandating that schools in the state integrate LGBTIQ history into the curriculum. Here’s Matt Brown from the Sonoma Press Democrat… California public schools do an inadequate job of teaching students … Continue reading

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Model of Pride conference to be held this weekend | Daily Trojan

There is a conference for LGBTQ youth happening this weekend on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC). It seems like an idea that could, and perhaps should, take place at Universities across the U.S. Here’s the details … Continue reading

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Gay youths more likely to report trouble in foster care, study finds – LA Times

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at LGBTQ youth in foster care and the picture is troubling. Here’s the story from HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS… Nearly 1 in 5 L.A. County foster youths identify as LGBTQ, twice the rate ascribed to the … Continue reading

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CA Dem Chair To Rick Perry: It (California) May Not Be Your Scene; Invites Him To SF Pride Parade

A delightful report in the Daily Kos by librarisingnsf… It seems that California’s Democratic Party Chairman John Burton has heard of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s ponderings about moving to the Golden State. And, he has written the Governor a (friendly) letter. … Continue reading

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US: Lesbian Speaker rips into Rick Perry for ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ jibe · PinkNews.co.uk

Love this rebuke of homophobic Governor, Rick Perry. Also from Pink News UK… The openly gay Speaker of the California Assembly has ripped into Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. Perry arose controversy last week, when he … Continue reading

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Sonoma County Pride parade celebrates expanding rights, attitudes | The Press Democrat

I have fond memories of traveling through Sonoma Valley on a wine tasting trek years ago with my then partner. I am glad to see they’ve organized their own Pride celebration. Here’s the story from Jeremy Hay writing for the … Continue reading

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LGBT Immigrant Activists Protesting Deportations Block ICE Jail | The New Civil Rights Movement

Some brave LGBTQ immigration activists are currently engaging in some civil disobedience in California according to The New Civil Rights Movement… LGBT activists and allies protesting the Obama administration’s deportations of undocumented immigrants right now are protesting and have blocked off … Continue reading

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International Speakers Gather for WeHo Forum on International LGBT Rights | WEHOville

Those of you in the L.A./West Hollywood area may want to attend this event. As the report of the lynching I just posted illustrates, all is not well for LGBTQ people in some places. We should care about other members … Continue reading

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Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk – LGBTQ Nation

Today is Harvey Milk Day. Here’s an article from LGBTQ Nation looking at the importance of the Day and of the man it celebrates… Today is “Harvey Milk Day,” a day of honor for the slain gay rights activist, which … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Tina and Gina Killing Us Softly

Tonight West Hollywood will host an event looking at addiction to Crystal Methamphetamine and GHB. This follows the death of a resident who died of an overdose while visiting New York City. It is no secret that our community has … Continue reading

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Pundit Asks: DeMaio – ‘Why Are Pro-Gay Groups Against Him?’ | Times of San Diego

Is it fair that this gay politician has not garnered more support from LGBTQ organizations? I worked with a number of gay Republicans back in Massachusetts when I served on the then Republican Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth – Burbank Leader

A thoughtful Op-Ed by Morgan McKay writing in the Burbank Leader on why the  use of so called “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth should end… Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. … Continue reading

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Black LGBT Seniors Struggle with Double Discrimination – New America Media

Black/African American LGBTQ seniors face discrimination and a lot of hurdles when it comes to finding housing as this Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , news feature by Matthew S. Bajko illustrates…   In San Francisco African American seniors who are lesbian, … Continue reading

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