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Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBTThis isn't about symbolism or filling a quota. It's about enduring justice for all Americans, says the president of HRC. read more
Has PrEP Been Proven Effective?This month we'll look at one myth a day about PrEP "” and tell you why it doesn't hold up. Here's number 2. read more
TBT: Greetings, GentsThe gentlemen at In Your Own Words slightly bend images from the past for charming greeting cards today. read more
Op-ed: What I Learned Protesting in FergusonEvery minority group in America is fighting some sort of war, be it social, economic, or political. Imagine what an army of minorities could do if we fought together. read more
Suit Seeks Equity in Social Security Survivor Benefits Attorneys for Deborah Tevyaw say the Social Security Administration has wrongly denied survivor benefits to her and others who have been in same-sex marriages. read more
Myth or Truth? PrEP Makes Gay Men Stop Using CondomsThis month we'll look at one myth a day about PrEP "” and tell you why it doesn't hold up. read more
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Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policyFacebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. The world's biggest online social network caught heat recently when it deleted several hundred accounts belonging to self-described drag queens, other performers and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
New California law eliminates 'gay panic' as a defense for attacks on LGBT peopleOn Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that would outlaw so-called "gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses in court for offenders who commit acts of violence against LGBT people. The East Bay Express reported that Assembly Bill No.
GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TVTelevision has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday. Networks are promoting understanding of gay lives with some of the most inclusive programs yet, but should "strive to include significant transgender content," Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, said in a statement.
GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TVThe media advocacy group GLAAD said Wednesday that 3.9 percent of the characters regularly seen on prime-time network series this season will be gay, lesbian or bisexual. There are more gay characters on cable TV as well, the study found.
What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A decision by the justices to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately.
What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some states would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A Supreme Court decision to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in 11 more states to get married because appellate rulings affecting those states would take effect immediately.
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