United We Are Strong Launches in Wake of Nationwide Religious Freedom Bills

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A new campaign aimed at uniting LGBT military personnel and veterans launched Wednesday. The overdue effort, spearheaded by OutServe-SLDN, is aptly titled United We Are Strong, and aims to repeal “Religious Freedom” acts throughout the country. Currently there are 30 states that do not have protections for LGBT individuals. Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana recently made headlines for […]

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Indiana’s License-to-Discriminate Law

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By: Shannon Ralph   Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you have undoubtedly heard of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by Governor Mike Pence on Thursday of last week. Though Republican leaders in the state continue to insist that the law is in no way meant to encourage bigotry against […]

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Resources Available to Help Same-Sex Couples Navigate State Tax Laws

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The site, which will be updated periodically with any new developments impacting tax laws for LGBT couples, provides the only inclusive, accurate listing of filing regulations in all 50 states.   The National LGBT Bar Association, BNY Mellon and White & Case LLP, announced Monday the launch of the Association’s Online LGBT Tax Resource for […]

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California ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill Proceeds Through Legal System

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  Though Matt McLaughlin’s Sodomite Suppression Act ballot initiative that proposes killing those that preform sexual acts with the same sex with “bullets to the head,” is unconstitutional, it still must circulate through the California legal system. The California lawyer paid the $200 filing fee and, therefore, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said he is now forced to […]

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Habitat for Humanity to Hold Rainbow Build Event in June

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Charity seeks partnerships with local corporations and LGBTQ groups  This June, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) will hold its second Rainbow Build event, in partnership with Capital Pride and the DC Center. The goal of Rainbow Build is to raise awareness for the cause of affordable housing, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ and other […]

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In Response To Dolce and Gabbana: All Families Have The Right To BE

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By Stephanie Warren/ Fertility SOURCE Companies Controversy has erupted over comments made in an interview by openly-gay fashion moguls Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana regarding the “classical” family. At this year’s Milan Fashion Week, the Italian designers revealed a celebration of motherhood featuring visibly pregnant or child-laden models. In the interview, Dolce and Gabbana stated […]

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Same-Sex Military Spouses Refused Benefits in Texas

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On Friday, March 13, 2015, three same-sex military couples were denied assistance by the federal military identification card enrollment center at Camp Mabry, the headquarters of the Texas Military Forces, near Austin, Texas. All three couples were told by the center’s employee that they would not be provided service because their marriages were not recognized by the state of Texas, […]

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Same-Sex Couples in Alabama React To Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Marriage Equality

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By: Alice Ollstein BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — For a few short weeks, the marriage of Ellen Dossett and Ann Wade was recognized by the state of Alabama. Then, suddenly, they weren’t so sure. A ruling Tuesday night by the state Supreme Court halting same-sex marriages has plunged the couple — who have been together nearly 30 […]

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Psychology Today Will No Longer Advertise Ex-Gay Therapy

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On Wednesday, March 7, Psychology Today, a magazine and website that offers over 80,000 mental health professional profiles, announced they will no longer advertise therapists that offer conversion therapy as the “gay cure.” The day before, Charles Frank, who runs the organization’s directory of therapists told The Huffington Post that, “We take care not to sit in judgment of others […]

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‘The Fosters’: More Than Just The Youngest Same-Sex Kiss On TV

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By Alexandra Temblador A Pew Research study found that twelve was the median age that many lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons began to feel as if they were something other than heterosexual. Many LGB youth experience their first same-sex attraction at an even earlier than twelve which is why it is so appropriate that “The […]

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