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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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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End Blood Donation Ban for Gay, Bisexual Men

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Seattle City Council sent a letter to the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tuesday requesting an end to the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men.  The Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle Mayor Edward Murray and the American Medical Association have each made similar requests. An excerpt from the letter reads, “Denying […]

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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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Statement Declares Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is Not Homophobic

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By Amber Leventry Months after Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Uganda’s government has recently stated that the bill is not homophobic. The statement follows much international criticism and a loss of nearly $1.6 billion in aid. Museveni insists the law was simply put into place to reduce open displays of homosexuality. And […]

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Marriage Equality: Understanding What’s Happening

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It seems as if every day we read another story about marriage equality. In November 2012, marriage equality was passing on the ballots, in June 2013, the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was ruled unconstitutional. Almost immediately, there was a case in Ohio where a court ruled a dying man could put his husband’s […]

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Burger King Vies for the Pink Dollar, Issues the Proud Whopper

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There’s definitely one place all gays can have it their way – at least for a day. A San Francisco Burger King came out with the Proud Whopper at a store en route to the 44th annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. “[The Proud Whopper] showcases who we are as a brand,” senior vice president of global brand […]

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