Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples In Missouri Could Generate $36 Million

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Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Missouri would generate an estimated $36.3 million in spending to the state economy, according to a new study authored by The Williams Institute’s Distinguished Scholar, M.V. Lee Badgett; Williams Gleason Kettel Summer Fellow, Justin M. O’Neill; and Williams Senior Counsel, Christy Mallory. “This study confirms that all Missourians benefit […]

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Uprising of Love Benefit Hosted by Jane Lynch, Featuring Sting, Patti LuPone

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Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch will host Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at the Gershwin Theatre in New York on Monday, September 15.  The headliners for the show are Sting and Tony and Grammy Award winner, Patti LuPone. Many other notable names and celebrities will be attending the event at the famed […]

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Study Concludes LGB People Have Bad Experiences with Health Care

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According to one of the biggest surveys of homosexuals in England, researchers found lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding health problems and are twice as likely to have bad experiences with their general practitioners than their straight counterparts. Researchers at Cambridge University found that 12 percent of lesbian women and nearly 19 […]

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Rainbow Honor Walk Installation Honors 20 LGBT Leaders

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Fourteen men and six women of the LGBT community were honored Tuesday with bronze plaques in San Francisco’s Castro district. The project, known as the Rainbow Honor Walk, began as an idea two decades ago. “Twenty years ago this idea came to me,” a gay local public relations professional, David Perry, said. “It is incredibly moving to me to […]

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Congratulations, You’re Having a Lesbian

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  Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in Australia are taking marriage equality issues into their own hands with their brand new ad campaign. The YouTube video shows a pregnant woman and her mate in the doctor’s office having an ultra sound. “Well, everything seems to be coming along fine,” the technician says. “Now, would you […]

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Interview: Wanda Sykes On Kids, Family And Hitting The Road

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A punctual Wanda Sykes called 15 minutes early for her interview and was on the ball immediately. “Was she funny?” “Did she make you laugh?” “Was she as hilarious as she seems?” All of these questions were posed to me by readers after said interview. The truth: Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who does comedy […]

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Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Stayed, SCOTUS Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday granted a stay of the Fourth Circuit’s July 28 ruling in McQuigg v. Bostic, which held that Virginia’s denial of the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional. The Fourth Circuit had declined to stay, or freeze, its decision, but Wednesday’s procedural action by the Supreme Court means that same-sex […]

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James Franco to Star in Ex-Gay Movie ‘Michael’

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James Franco has become a blonde for his new role as an ex-gay for the upcoming movie Michael. Franco uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram sporting, “that Late 90s bleached look,” and another photo later saying “Let’s Part! Blondes have more fun!! But do you respect me?????” The blonde hair is for his newest role as Michael […]

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Maryland Report Cites Challenges for LGBT Youth In School, Foster Care

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The Youth Equality Alliance (YEA) released a report Tuesday on the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth face in Maryland education, foster care and juvenile justice systems. In recent years, Maryland’s LGBTQ community has secured several new rights, including the right to marry and the right to be free from gender identity discrimination […]

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