Daily Archives: 06/10/2014

New Research Estimates 150,000 Transgender Individuals with Military Service


For Immediate Distribution May 22, 2014 Contact: Laura Rodriguez, lrodriguez@rabengroup.com, (310) 956-2425 Donald Gatlin, dgatlin@rabengroup.com, (202) 587-2871 Estimated 0.6% of adults who report current or past service in the US armed forces are transgender LOS ANGELES— New research conducted by … Continue reading

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WNBA’s Slam-Dunk: First Pro League to Market to LGBT Community


BILL BERKOWITZ | BUZZFLASH | TRUTHOUT (Photo: Reisio)Although it has been one of the worst kept secrets in professional sports, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is finally coming out of the closet with a series of monster slam-dunk marketing projects … Continue reading

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VA Victory: Task Force welcomes VA rule change recognizing Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions


MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org VA Victory: Task Force welcomes VA rule change recognizing Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 6, 2014: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force applauds a … Continue reading

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Not One More


Alan Martinez, left, and his nephew, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, at the Alhambra in Spain in the winter of 2006. Photo: Courtesy Alan Martinez. Alan Martinez Years ago I thought that someday I would have a niece who I would play … Continue reading

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Australia: Don’t ask, don’t tell


The Age | June 7, 2014 “I’d lived two lives for so long”: John Browne. Photo: Jeremy Young/News Syndication/Headpress John Browne was such a success in the cut-throat corporate world he rose to become a lord. But he was living … Continue reading

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Iceland Receives 5 LGBT Refugees from Africa While Pipleine to USA is slow


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda| June 08, 2014 Iceland is set to receive approximately 5 LGBT refugees, including one lesbian, from Uganda, Cameroon and Zimbabwe. The Committee on Refugees made the recommendation, accepted by the foreign minister and the minister of welfare. … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?


Angela Bacca | AlterNet | June 5, 2014 What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? The short answer: semantics. The long answer: the difference is a largely misunderstood distinction that now has two correct answers, a legal one and a scientific one. … Continue reading

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The end of gay history


John Aravosis | America Blog | June 9, 2014 I’ve been watching the latest unjustified assault on gay activist and writer Dan Savage, and it’s gotten me thinking more and more about a troubling theory I came up with last year, watching the … Continue reading

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How the National Security State Kills a Free Society


Edward Snowden | American Civil Liberties Union | Reader Supported News | June 9, 2014 Below is an email ACLU supporters received from Edward Snowden Thursday, one year to the day since The Guardian broke the first in a series of … Continue reading

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Obama Prepares ‘Executive Steps’ for Student Loan Aid


Josh Lederman | Associated Press | Reader Supported News | June 9, 2014 resident Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt, and throwing his support behind Senate Democratic legislation with … Continue reading

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