Refuge Restrooms: An App That Provides Safe Restrooms For All

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By Alexandra Temblador You just left brunch with your friends and decide to head to the mall. You’re looking for a parking spot when suddenly you feel it. Two beers and a glass of water—you need to find a restroom. Those shoes you need to buy will have to wait because you need a restroom now. […]

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Lesbian Moms: Michigan Pediatrician Refuses To See Newborn

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By Sarah Toce/ The Seattle Lesbian.    After spending months picking out the ideal pediatrician for their newborn daughter, a lesbian couple in Michigan said they were refused care because of their sexual orientation. Jami and Krista Contreras decided on a holistic Roseville pediatrician, 49-year-old Vesna Roi, that they had interviewed months before their daughter Bay was […]

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Christian Bystanders Are Complicit In Hate Crimes

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By Lisa J. Keating Yesterday, less than 10 miles from our home, a lesbian was viciously attacked. Why? Because “God hates fags” as the perpetrator told this woman. I’m going to paint a descriptive picture out of necessity. She was stabbed repeatedly, stripped naked, had a leash wrapped around her neck and dragged because she […]

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Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger, Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

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  In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political […]

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Martina Navratilova: ‘It’s About Time’ I Got Married!

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  In 1981 tennis player Martina Navratilova became one of the first athletes to come out. Now, she is a married woman. Nine-time Wimbledon winner Navratilova married her longtime girlfriend, model Julia Lemigova, at New York’s Peninsula Hotel on December 15. Navratilova spoke to the BBC an hour after marrying her wife. “I’m 58-years-old and I got married for the […]

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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays Billboard Touts: ‘No One Is Born Gay’

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Truth Wins Out condemned a scientifically inaccurate billboard placed on a section of Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia by the “ex-gay” political organization Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX). The billboard proves that PFOX is a purveyor of junk science and its affiliated therapists are unqualified practice legitimate therapy. The offensive billboard reads: “Identical Twins: […]

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Derrick Gordon: First Openly Gay Athlete to Play Division I Ball

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At 7:05 p.m. on November 14, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay athlete to play a game in Division 1 men’s basketball. The 22-year-old junior, who plays for the University of Massachusetts, came out April 9. He immediately started getting letters of support from Germany, France, Italy, and China, was appearing at GLAAD awards and attended a Tedx […]

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Keira Knightley Kissed Best Girlfriend at Prom, Teacher Disgusted

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  Keira Knightley had a great time at her prom. And by that, she means she went dressed in leather pants, brought her best friend who dressed as a boy, kissed for the photo, and were told the picture was “disgusting.” “I went to prom with my best mate, Emily. We both turned up an hour late, […]

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Lesbian Couple Denied Accommodations in Hawaii

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Lambda Legal and the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Monday urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate […]

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Human Rights First: Obama Missed Chance to Discuss Human Rights at Meetings with African Leaders

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As African heads of state gather Wednesday at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Human Rights First expressed disappointment that human rights principles and civil society leaders are not fully incorporated into a meeting focused on investment opportunities in Africa.  The organization believes that human rights protections are fundamental principles for a secure and stable environment necessary for successful economic development and investment. […]

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