Daily Archives: 06/21/2014

Another Victory: Task Force applauds DOL Family Medical Leave Act decision


MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org Another Victory: Task Force applauds DOL Family Medical Leave Act decision WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2014: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force welcomes the decision by the … Continue reading

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Task Force Action Fund give AG’s report an “A” grade


  MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org   Task Force Action Fund give AG’s report an “A” grade WASHINGTON, DC: June 20 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is giving Attorney General … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum Weighs In On Pennsylvania Legalizing Marriage Equality


Amanda Terkel | Huffington Post | June 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, has been largely silent on the legalization last month of marriage equality in his state, after U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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45 Trailblazers Who Changed The World, From Pride 1969 To Pride 2014


Graham Gremore | Queerty | June 20, 2014 This year’s New York City Pride marks the 45th anniversary of the historic 1969 Stonewall riots. At 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay dive in the New York’s Greenwich Village. The evening quickly turned … Continue reading

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Veterans and Zombies


Paul Krugman | The New York Times | June 20, 2014 ou’ve surely heard about the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A number of veterans found themselves waiting a long time for care, some of them died before they … Continue reading

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Texas GOP chairman mocks his own party’s endorsement of discredited ex-gay therapy


Tom Boggioni | Raw Story | June 20, 2014 The recent decision by the Republican Party of Texas to throw their support behind voluntary ‘reparative therapy’ for gays and lesbians has not been met with approval with all Texas Republicans, … Continue reading

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Pentagon researching ways to stifle social movements


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House Votes 293-123 to Cut Funding for NSA Spying


Megan Geuss | Ars Technica | Reader Supported News | June 20, 2014 n a surprising vote late Thursday night, a strong majority of the House of Representatives voted to cut funding to NSA operations that involve warrantless spying on Americans or … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan parliament passes anti-gay propaganda law


Gay Asian News | June 20, 2014 Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan’s parliament on June 17 has passed an anti-gay propaganda law that now makes any type of information on same-sex relations a crime punishable by fines and a jail sentence. Nicole Kiil-Nielsen … Continue reading

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