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Proud Lilywhites and Gay Gooners fly (rainbow) flag for LGBT football fans - The Guardian (blog)

Recent News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:49

The Guardian (blog)

Proud Lilywhites and Gay Gooners fly (rainbow) flag for LGBT football fans
The Guardian (blog)
A year ago, Proud Lilywhites had only 10 members and aspirations of working towards making the experience of watching Tottenham a wholly welcoming and safe one for LGBT fans. Now the group is 130-strong and has an official relationship with the club, ...
Tottenham LGBT team 'Proud Lilywhites' beat Arsenal's 'Gay Gooners' 7-1.HotspurHQ

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New LGBT support group launches - Wicked Local Amesbury

Recent News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:29

New LGBT support group launches
Wicked Local Amesbury
Aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals now have a place to go for support and services right here in the community without having to go to an urban environment. There's a new support group at the Amesbury Senior Center focusing on ...

Kerry establishes LGBT envoy to advocate for rights overseas - Boston Globe

Recent News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:11

Boston Globe

Kerry establishes LGBT envoy to advocate for rights overseas
Boston Globe
WASHINGTON —The Department of State will announce the appointment later this month of a special envoy to advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people overseas, a State Department official told the Globe on Thursday.
HRC Applauds Upcoming Appointment of LGBT Human Rights Envoy at State ...Human Rights Campaign (blog)
President Obama Is Set to Announce a Historic First For LGBT RightsMic

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Anti-gay lawmaker says he supports human rights for LGBT in Cuba - Local 10

Recent News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:22

Local 10

Anti-gay lawmaker says he supports human rights for LGBT in Cuba
Local 10
Lawmakers said Thursday during a Congressional hearing on human rights in Cuba that they were concerned about the suffering of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on the Communist island. A New Jersey congressman -- who has a ...
Letter: Rep. Chris Smith should know LGBT people are humans with rightsNJ.com
EDITORIAL: How do gay rights and human rights differ?Asbury Park Press

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League of Legends tournament withdraws LGBT restrictions - Polygon

Recent News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:57

IGN Africa

League of Legends tournament withdraws LGBT restrictions
Polygon
Garena Phillippines claimed to be capping their participation because some players "may probably have some unfair advantage," by virtue of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Violators faced a one-year ban on all tournaments Garena sponsored, ...
League of Legends Competition Removes Limit on LGBTQ Players Surrounding ...Paste Magazine

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'Swastika graffiti proves how necessary LGBT History Month is' - Telegraph.co.uk

Recent News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:50

Telegraph.co.uk

'Swastika graffiti proves how necessary LGBT History Month is'
Telegraph.co.uk
Throughout the month of February, universities around the country will unfurl and fly rainbow flags as they celebrate LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) History Month. As well as flying the flag, some universities will host events, talks ...

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Iowa's discrimination bans help put LGBT community at ease - Iowa State Daily

Recent News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:15

Iowa's discrimination bans help put LGBT community at ease
Iowa State Daily
Those who identify as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning community can take a bit of ease in knowing Iowa bans discrimination based on gender identity. Iowa is one of 19 states to adopt policies that protect ...

Local groups add to topic of LGBT discrimination - Baxter Bulletin

Recent News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:11

Local groups add to topic of LGBT discrimination
Baxter Bulletin
Two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality organizations are adding to the conversation in light of a recent story out of Clarkridge. The husband of James Stone, a 32-year-old gay man who committed suicide Jan. 19 in Conroe, Texas, says ...

US lawmakers introduce bill to promote LGBT rights worldwide - Reuters

Recent News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:07

Advocate.com

US lawmakers introduce bill to promote LGBT rights worldwide
Reuters
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced on Thursday a bill to protect and promote the rights of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The International Human ...
Democrats Introduce International LGBT Rights BillAdvocate.com

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School for LGBT pupils planned for Manchester - The Guardian

Recent News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:00

The Guardian

School for LGBT pupils planned for Manchester
The Guardian
The first school in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people could open its doors within the next three years. Based in the centre of Manchester, the specialist state school plans to take 40 full-time students from across the ...
Out At Work & Telegraph top 10 LGBT business leadersHITC
Plans for Britain's first LGBT school unveiledDaily Mail
An LGBT school is a good idea but ignores wider problemsMetro
RT -Radio 1 -ChristianToday
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Intimate partner violence homicide in Rhode Island - Windy City Times

Recent News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:27

Intimate partner violence homicide in Rhode Island
Windy City Times
In NCAVP's report Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV Affected Communities in 2013, released on October 15, 2014, there were 21 IPV homicides in 2013, the highest recorded level, equal to the 21 homicides in ...

LGBT Citizens Allowed to Apply for 3rd Gender Passports in Nepal - The Christian Times

Recent News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:52

The Christian Times

LGBT Citizens Allowed to Apply for 3rd Gender Passports in Nepal
The Christian Times
In 2006, Nepal overcame a decade of conflict against Maoist rebels that marked the start of the nation's acknowledgement of the LGBT citizens' rights. Gay prides and beauty contests may have been held in Kathmandu but the conduct of same-sex marriages ...
LIVE UPDATES: Twelve dead in Paris in attack on satirical magazine Charlie ...Reuters UK
Nepal's 'third gender' passportRepublica

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Uganda Introduces First LGBT Magazine - Voice of America

Recent News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:19

Voice of America

Uganda Introduces First LGBT Magazine
Voice of America
KAMPALA—. For Uganda's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community, daily life can be a struggle. Yet rather than shy away from the difficulties, some Ugandans are putting it all out there with Bombastic, the country's first LGBT magazine ...

Farmington Valley Senior Centers Reach Out To LGBT Community - Hartford Courant

Recent News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:28

Farmington Valley Senior Centers Reach Out To LGBT Community
Hartford Courant
The hope is that the events will foster a dialogue with people in the LGBT community, a group that officials say face special challenges as they get older. "We need to show that we are affirming and open-minded and want to keep the LGBT community in ...

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Report: Not all Mid-Missouri hospitals are LGBT inclusive - KOMU-TV

Recent News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:42

Report: Not all Mid-Missouri hospitals are LGBT inclusive
KOMU-TV
COLUMBIA - Members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community are twice as likely to not receive needed medical care or surgery, according to the Missouri Foundation for Health and PROMO. A report indicates some are afraid to seek ...

A Sawant challenger? LGBT activist Rod Hearne to run for council - seattlepi.com (blog)

Recent News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:33

A Sawant challenger? LGBT activist Rod Hearne to run for council
seattlepi.com (blog)
He serves on the board of Progressive Majority Washington and a group called Out in Front Seattle, which fosters new leaders in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community. He praises Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council, including ...

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Minimizing Health Disparities Among LGBT Patients - JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

Recent News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:14

Minimizing Health Disparities Among LGBT Patients
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
As chair of the AAMC's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Patient Care Advisory Committee, Eckstrand, who has a PhD in neuroscience and will graduate with her MD this spring, served as the lead editor of the guidelines. The report, which ...

Less Invisible: LGBT Images in Latino Media in 2014 - Huffington Post

Recent News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 16:58

Less Invisible: LGBT Images in Latino Media in 2014
Huffington Post
At GLAAD we're often asked how LGBT equality is doing in Latino USA and in Spanish-speaking countries. The answer isn't simple, not a thumbs up or thumbs down. It's instead complex, just like the world in which we live. We've seen many setbacks and ...

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City leaders praise bump in Dallas LGBT-rights ranking - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Recent News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 15:27

Dallas Morning News (blog)

City leaders praise bump in Dallas LGBT-rights ranking
Dallas Morning News (blog)
City efforts to make Dallas a more LGBT-friendly town paid off in 2014 with a 10-point bump in municipal equality rankings, making Dallas second only to Austin among Texas cities. The Human Rights Campaign, a national nonprofit working for LGBT ...
Council bolsters rules against discriminationGreensboro News & Record

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New California Law Aims To Help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender-Owned ... - CBS Local

Recent News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 20:43

CBS Local

New California Law Aims To Help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender-Owned ...
CBS Local
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A first-of-its-kind law in California is aimed at helping certified businesses owned by those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The law requires big public utilities in the state to report how much work they ...
New California law gives LGBT-owned businesses a boostGay Star News
LGBT-Owned Businesses Get Diversity BoostABC News

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