Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kenyan lady in Court over sex change recognition


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Oregon: 15-Year Federal Prison Term For Medical Marijuana Grower


Steve Elliott | Hemp News | May 30, 2013 A medical marijuana patient and grower whose farms were raided back in October 2011 was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison. Brian Wayne Simmons, 40, of Medford, was sentenced … Continue reading

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Op-ed: The Most Ignored LGBT Issue


Anthony Armstrong | Advocate | May 29, 2013 Within the wide scope of LGBT youth services offered at the Florida-based Zebra Coalition, and in many social service organizations, one of the most challenging and critical issues faced by young clients … Continue reading

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No marriage equality vote before general election in Australia


Anna Leach Marriage equality advocates in Australia are ‘disappointed’ that there will be no vote on marriage equality before the general election on 14 September. Greens MP Adam Bandt had been pushing for a vote on his same-sex marriage bill … Continue reading

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is Trying to Destroy Hurricane Insurance to Benefit Big Insurance Companies


Allen Clifton | Forward Progressives | May 30, 2013 To this day, I have no idea how Floridians elected Rick Scott. I mean honestly, the man was CEO of a company that was found guilty of 14 felonies for defrauding … Continue reading

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Serbia to consider giving gay couples legal rights


Demitri Levantis Serbia’s parliament will be presenting a draft law on giving same-sex legal rights at a public hearing on 4 June. It will introduce the right of inheritance for gay couples who have lived together for a long time. … Continue reading

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New web censorship rule bans gay content in Singapore


Anna Leach | Gay Star News | May 30, 2013 The Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore is introducing a tough new rule that will censor websites that are read from inside the country, even if they are not hosted there. … Continue reading

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Science can now create ‘lesbian mice’


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | May 30, 2013 Science can now create ‘lesbian mice’, a group of Chinese researchers have claimed. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), it suggests … Continue reading

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Still Think We Don’t Need Affirmative Action?


David A. Love | LA Progressive | May 30, 2013 Did you think it is time to end affirmative action in America?  On the eve of a big decision on affirmative action coming from the U.S. Supreme Court, perhaps a new … Continue reading

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Breaking Nigeria passes sweeping anti-gay legislation


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | May 30, 2013. Today in Nigeria, lawmakers passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved … Continue reading

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