Monthly Archives: August 2013

Moldovan Authorities Clarify Ambiguity of Article 90’1


GENDERDOC-M Information Centre | ILGA-Europe | August 6, 2013 GENDERDOC-M Information Centre welcomes the explanations and measures to be taken by Moldovan authorities following the adoption of the ambiguous Law Nr.117 on Completing the Contravention Code with Article 901 “Public … Continue reading

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EU leaders must confront President Putin on the human rights crisis in Russia


ILGA-Europe | August 29, 2013 The EU leaders should hold President Putin accountable for the current clampdown on civil society during the G20 meeting which is taking place on the 5-6 September in St. Petersburg, Russia. We also call on … Continue reading

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Singapore: Gay man seeks court declaration that gays are equally protected under the constitution


Sylvia Tan | Fridae News | August 23, 2013 A gay man, who had brought a suit against his former employer last year claiming that he was harassed to leave his job because he is gay, has today filed an application … Continue reading

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Good News for Millions: Same-Sex Married Couples Get Federal Tax Recognition Regardless of State of Residence


Alyssa Figueroa | AlterNet | August 29, 2013 When it comes to taxes, the federal government will now recognize all legally married same-sex couples regardless of their current state of residence, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced Thursday. Before the Supreme … Continue reading

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All Married Gay Couples to Get Tax Breaks: IRS


Brett Snider, Esq. | Findlaw | August 30, 2013 Same-sex married couples can file as “married” on their federal taxes no matter what state they live in, the IRS and U.S. Treasury Department clarified on Thursday. This official announcement was prompted … Continue reading

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Judge: VA Can’t Deny Benefits to Lesbian Army Vet


Associated Press | South Florida Gay News | August 30, 2013 LOS ANGELES — A judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday that a lesbian Army veteran [...] LOS ANGELES — A judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday that a lesbian … Continue reading

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Russia is now scapegoating Jews in its battle against gays


John Aravosis | America Blog | August 30, 2013 It was only a matter of time before Jews were scapegoated in Russia’s growing crackdown on its gay and trans citizens.  That time has sadly arrived. I had reported yesterday on … Continue reading

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Attacks Against Gays On The Rise In Jamaica


Maurice Tomlinson | Oblogdeeoblogda | August 30, 2013 Editor: With Thanks to Maurice Tomlinson, one of our hero activists, and an attorney-at-Law involved in LGBTI and HIV and AIDS activism in Jamaica and the Caribbean for over 14 years, we are … Continue reading

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Kerry Becomes Chief Advocate for U.S. Attack


PETER BAKER and MICHAEL R. GORDON | New York Times | August 30, 2013 WASHINGTON — Jabbing his finger at the lectern, his voice forceful, his words brimming with indignation, John Kerry laid out the case like the prosecutor he once … Continue reading

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Nurturing LGBTQ Jewish Leaders


Nora Smith | Jewish Philanthropy | August 30, 2013 “There are too few gay and lesbian lay leaders and professionals in senior positions of Jewish institutional leadership.” Stuart Kurlander, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington The San Francisco … Continue reading

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