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Expanding Protections for LGBT People Strengthens Protections for Us All | Center for American Progress

This is an excellent opinion piece on why the LGBTQ Equality Act is so important! Here’s the story from  Laura E. Durso and Sarah McBride writing for The Center For American Progress. I have excerpted the opening paragraphs. Continue reading … Continue reading

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Gay-bashing Lawmakers on the Attack Despite Big Gains in LGBT Acceptance

A look at the homophobes and transphobes that are polititians… While great progress has been made for LGBT rights in a seemingly short period of time, challenges remain in protecting those rights from gay-bashing legislators. With public sentiment shifting rapidly … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality at The End of 2014 in 3 Maps

First let’s remember where we were in the U.S. at the end of 2013: Now look at how far we’ve come in 2014: Marriage Equality on the planet Earth at the end of 2014:

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Upcoming: A Very Special Post and a Reminder to Get Tested for HIV

Tomorrow, World AIDS Day, I have prepared a very special post. I have been working on this for months and I’d really appreciate it if you took the time to read it. It is my tribute to friends that I … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014 | The White House

The President of The United States of America’s World AIDS Day proclamation: Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In communities across our Nation and around the world, we … Continue reading

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What’s next for gay marriage after court ruling?

The Associated Press has a good overview of the future of marriage equality in the U.S. It is written by MARK SHERMAN and appears as one of the AP’s Big Story… WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by a panel of federal … Continue reading

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This Map Shows All the States Where You Can Still Be Fired for Being Gay in 2014 – Mic

Earlier today I mentioned New Mexico has a non-discrimination law that is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. However New Mexico and Colorado are the only states in the neighborhood with such protections. Here’s an article by Marcie Bianco from Mic.com … Continue reading

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New Mexico After the Election and What does Senate Republican takeover mean for LGBT issues?

The Washington Blade has a very comprehensive look at what the Republican takeover of the Senate will or might mean for our issues. I will get to their article in a second but first a look at New Mexico. New … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

Marriage equality is now recognized in 32 states by the federal government. Here’s the story from BILL CHAPPELL reporting for National Public Radio (NPR)… The federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital, after Attorney General Eric … Continue reading

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25 States Now Have The Right To Mary

25 to go! Thanks to SoGaySoAlive for graphic http://sogaysoalive.tumblr.com/post/99678507136/were-getting-half-way-there-25-down-25-to-go

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Russia ends US student exchange in part over ‘friendly relations’ of gay men | World news | The Guardian

Now Russia is preventing an important exchange program over a case where a gay youth defected to the U.S.. The Russian’s then launched a smear campaign that twisted the truth to justify their decision. Here’s the story from Alec Luhn … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Congressman proves we have nothing to fear from global warming because Science

A fantastic cartoon lampooning climate change deniers in congress. The artist is Ruben Bolling cartooning for Daily Kos Comics… View more here at the Daily Kos

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Benedict Cumberbatch Wants The U.S. To Elect A Female President Next, Followed By A Gay One

I already really liked this actor – this just adds to his appeal. Here’s the story by Curtis M. Wong from Huffington Post Gay Voices… Benedict Cumberbatch would like to see an openly gay president in the White House. “You … Continue reading

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Op-ed: One Thing President Obama Can Do Now to Help LGBT Undocumented People | Advocate.com

Many immigrants have been caught up in the mess that currently is our immigration system and among those would be Americans are LGBTQ people. Ana Ma and Matthew McClellan have written this Op-Ed, focusing on the problem, in the Advocate… … Continue reading

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Gay Georgia teen, who has received over $90k in donations, explains how video came to be | Gay Star News

This is a follow up to the video and story that went viral last week of a family appearing to reject him after he came out. It now appears that this was actually an “intervention” staged by his religion obsessed … Continue reading

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My United States in Legos

I came across this whimsical take on each American state by a guy from Canada using his daughter’s Legos. I am featuring states that figure prominently in my own life. So first, can we talk about my state New Mexico’s … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – July 1, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for July 1, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News: Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories Federal judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Kentucky Judge John G. Heyburn II had already previously … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – June 27, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for June 27, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News: Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories FIFA will not punish anti-gay chants, but will investigate underwear Brazil superstar Neymar is reportedly under investigation … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – June 26, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for June 26, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News: Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories Religion linked with higher gay teen suicide risk While religion is not necessarily to blame for suicide, … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News – June 25, 2014

Queer news and entertainment for June 25, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News: Gay Star News – LGBTQ News Stories ‘Refrocked’ United Methodist Church minister gets new assignment – in California Reverend Frank Schaefer performed son’s gay … Continue reading

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