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LGBT Catholics say world meeting is missing an opportunity - Philly.com

Recent News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 00:08

Philly.com

LGBT Catholics say world meeting is missing an opportunity
Philly.com
Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics say the meeting is missing an opportunity by offering just one session on LGBT concerns out of dozens of panels over four days in Philadelphia. The event's organizers say the one-hour ...

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Survey aims to see if agencies adequately support LGBT needs - Dickinson Press

Recent News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 23:53

Survey aims to see if agencies adequately support LGBT needs
Dickinson Press
Interventions for straight and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are basically similar processes, Johnson said, starting with needs and safety assessments. But a practitioner might use a different resource, depending on the victim. For ...

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Denmark opens its first LGBT elderly home - The Hindu

Recent News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 14:34

Denmark opens its first LGBT elderly home
The Hindu
Denmark has opened its first care home for elderly members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, a media report said. According to sources, plans for the home were first announced in November 2014, with the intention of turning ...

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International LGBT activists visit state Capitol, university - Albany Times Union

Recent News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 16:29

Albany Times Union

International LGBT activists visit state Capitol, university
Albany Times Union
Albany, including the University at Albany and state Capitol, hosted a group of international LGBT activists Friday as part of an effort to examine the various approaches being used worldwide to protect the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

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Keller school board postpones action on LGBT protections - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Recent News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 22:02

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Keller school board postpones action on LGBT protections
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Just hours before Thursday night's school board meeting, Keller Superintendent Randy Reid announced that a vote on proposed policy protections for LGBT students and staff had been postponed. Even so, the Rock Gym, where board meetings are held, was ...

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Detroit Police Boost Efforts To Reach Out To LGBT Community - CBS Local

Recent News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:41

CBS Local

Detroit Police Boost Efforts To Reach Out To LGBT Community
CBS Local
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Law enforcement officials in Detroit are stepping up efforts to reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender targets or victims of crime. Wednesday night's “LGBT community chat” followed two recent attacks on transgender women ...
Police look 'to bridge the gap' with LGBT communityThe Detroit News
Craig to LGBT Detroiters: We want your helpDetroit Free Press

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LGBT Catholics are looking forward to Pope Francis's US visit and hoping for ... - PRI

Recent News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 13:53

PRI

LGBT Catholics are looking forward to Pope Francis's US visit and hoping for ...
PRI
Garber still goes to church on Sundays at Dignity/Boston, which gathers in an Episcopal Church building in the city's South End neighborhood. The congregation describes itself as a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and friends.

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White House Convenes LGBT Techies to Help Address Nation's Big Problems - Re/code

Recent News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:13

Re/code

White House Convenes LGBT Techies to Help Address Nation's Big Problems
Re/code
The White House on Monday tapped technology leaders and community leaders from the LGBT communities to help work on some of the major issues facing the country, including employment, criminal justice and citizenship. While the audience was made ...

The Hypocrisy of Israeli Politicians' Calls for LGBT Rights and Tolerance - Haaretz

Recent News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 17:41

Haaretz

The Hypocrisy of Israeli Politicians' Calls for LGBT Rights and Tolerance
Haaretz
The discrimination and hatred begin with how the state defines the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the problems associated with LGBT identity. That, whether it is the Health Ministry, which defines gender dysphoria (the diagnosis ...

Amid 'misinformation,' Goshen tables LGBT rights proposal - Indianapolis Star

Recent News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:16

Indianapolis Star

Amid 'misinformation,' Goshen tables LGBT rights proposal
Indianapolis Star
After gaining statewide attention, the Goshen City Council will not consider adding civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, according to an announcement posted Tuesday on the city website. Mayor Allan Kauffman, a ...
In Goshen, a show support for LGBT ordinance through song and prayerThe Elkhart Truth

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Elkhart Mayor Asks City Council To Withdraw LGBT Ordinance - WFYI

Recent News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:21

The Elkhart Truth

Elkhart Mayor Asks City Council To Withdraw LGBT Ordinance
WFYI
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Elkhart's mayor has asked city council members to withdraw his proposed ordinance seeking anti-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians and others after it sparked strong local opposition. Mayor Dick Moore sent a letter ...
Elkhart Mayor Moore asks that LGBT ordinance be withdrawn, conservative foe of ...The Elkhart Truth

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LGBT magazine coming out Sept. 1 - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Recent News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:13

Memphis Commercial Appeal

LGBT magazine coming out Sept. 1
Memphis Commercial Appeal
A new magazine devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news and information is scheduled to debut Sept. 1 with "The Coming Out Issue." Cooper Young-based Ray Rico Freelance will publish "Focus Magazine" online and bimonthly in print to ...

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Sen. Jeff Merkley: It Doesn't 'Feel Right' To Separate LGBT Equality Act From ... - Huffington Post

Recent News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:11

Huffington Post

Sen. Jeff Merkley: It Doesn't 'Feel Right' To Separate LGBT Equality Act From ...
Huffington Post
There was an avalanche of hope and excitement last week among supporters of full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people when Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced the sweeping, comprehensive Equality ...
Equality Act seeks to codify LGBT rights, protections nationwideBusiness Insurance
Advocates push for workplace equality with legislationGoDanRiver.com
Lawmakers introduce Equality ActWindy City Times
San Francisco Chronicle (subscription) -Human Rights Campaign (blog) -Mic
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Pope Francis Urged By Gay, Transgender Catholics To Stand With LGBT Community - International Business Times

Recent News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:14

International Business Times

Pope Francis Urged By Gay, Transgender Catholics To Stand With LGBT Community
International Business Times
On the heels of a historic victory in the United States for same-sex marriage, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics say it's time for the church to make more history. Gay and transgender believers want the church to embrace their cause.

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Boy Scouts Gay Leader Ban Lifted, But Anti-LGBT Culture Remains As Fewer ... - International Business Times

Recent News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:50

International Business Times

Boy Scouts Gay Leader Ban Lifted, But Anti-LGBT Culture Remains As Fewer ...
International Business Times
The decision comes amid a decade of declining membership and a national push to extend equal rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. But while many former Scouts welcomed the new policy, its effect on membership and the future of ...
As Boy Scouts of America Takes Historic Step, Local Exemptions Will Allow ...Human Rights Campaign (blog)

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Swedish ice hockey club launches LGBT appeal - The Local.se

Recent News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:44

The Local.se

Swedish ice hockey club launches LGBT appeal
The Local.se
Based in the northern Swedish mining town of Kiruna, the ice hockey club made history in 2014 when it became the first sports club to acquire a so-called LGBT-certification by Sweden's biggest gay rights organization RFSL. Part of this involves ...

Kenyan Leaders Respond to Obama's Support for LGBT Rights - Newsweek

Recent News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 17:01

Newsweek

Kenyan Leaders Respond to Obama's Support for LGBT Rights
Newsweek
Gay sex, defined in the Kenyan penal code as “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature,” is criminalized with a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. The State Department highlighted discrimination against LGBT persons in Kenya in ...

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Minister Fights For Right To Counsel LGBT Juvenile Offenders That They're ... - ThinkProgress

Recent News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:19

ThinkProgress

Minister Fights For Right To Counsel LGBT Juvenile Offenders That They're ...
ThinkProgress
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has a policy (Policy 912) that requires that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) juveniles be treated with respect for their identities. A minister who volunteered to ...
Religious group threatens lawsuit over Kentucky policy banning anti-gay ...Lexington Herald Leader
Group threatens to sue over ban on anti-gay comments at juvenile jailsHopkinsville Kentucky New Era

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LGBT activists protest Scott Garrett for his anti-gay stance - NJ.com

Recent News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 15:20

NJ.com

LGBT activists protest Scott Garrett for his anti-gay stance
NJ.com
GLEN ROCK — Andrea Bowen did not expect an answer Monday when she knocked on the door of U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett's office in Glen Rock. Bowen, the executive director of Garden State Equality, had just come in from the sidewalk, where she led about ...

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No gay parade... but LBGT to stage 'PRIDE' events during Emancipendence week - Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)

Recent News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:04

Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)

No gay parade... but LBGT to stage 'PRIDE' events during Emancipendence week
Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)
The Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community has said all is in place for its Pride 2015 celebrations, the first of its kind in Jamaica, which coincides with the week of Emancipation and Independence celebrations from August 1 to 5. Latoya ...

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