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Immigration

LGBT Organizer Pens Open Letter To President Obama — About His Deported Dad

by Guest Author ● 4:37 PM June 16, 2014
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An LGBT organizer whose father was deported writes a heartfelt open letter to President Obama, asking him to “think about the great pain he would feel to be separated” from his family.

Bigotry Watch

‘Christian’ Groups Use Un-Christian Tactics To Demonize Gay Community

by Guest Author ● 12:09 PM June 3, 2014
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Through a clever use of junk science, misrepresented scientific work, outright lies, or demeaning images, religious right groups work to stand as a roadblock to any advancement of gay equality by stigmatizing the gay community.

Farce

Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend: Pakistanis Go Nuts

by Guest Author ● 2:44 PM May 8, 2014
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Guest author Luavut Zahid takes a hilarious look at how Pakistanis fear Jodi Foster got married to her girlfriend in a plot to bring Pakistan down.

Healthcare

Equal Justice Under Law – Women’s Access To Contraception Is Under Attack

by Guest Author ● 2:54 PM May 7, 2014
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Guest Author Lon Newman, the Director of Public Affairs of Family Planning Health Services in Wisconsin, reports on his visit to Washington in support of women’s access to contraception.

Coming Out

The Making Of ‘A Better Life’ – A Coming Out Story

by Guest Author ● 9:00 AM April 13, 2014
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Guest author and filmmaker Matt Lynn opens up about how he was outed as gay, and how he is turning the experience into a movie.

DOMA

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

by Guest Author ● 2:07 PM December 31, 2013
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Editor’s note – this guest post comes from Anna Aagenes, Executive Director of GO! (Generation Out) Athletes, and was originally posted on her website. My thanks to Anna for allowing us to share her wise words here.

Actions

Robicheaux vs. Caldwell – Why We Are Suing To Be Married In Louisiana

by Guest Author ● 2:29 PM December 5, 2013
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Guest Author Derek Penton gives us his personal story – why he and husband Jon Robicheaux are suing to force the state of Louisiana to recognize their marriage.

News

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: We See. We Remember. We Love.

by Guest Author ● 8:36 AM November 20, 2013
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Today, on the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, the head of the New York City Anti-Violence Project remembers those we’ve lost, and warns of the epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Celebrities

‘All American Boy’ Singer, Songwriter Steve Grand Is Turning Heads And Minds

by Guest Author ● 7:17 PM October 28, 2013
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Guest author Sean Sala’s exclusive interview with singer-songwriter Steve Grand, whose “All American Boy” music video went viral this summer — turning heads and minds.

Actions

Thank You, Congressman Ribble, From Nine Million Women And Their Babies

by Guest Author ● 2:14 PM October 23, 2013
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Guest author Lon Newman, president of Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services, asked two GOP congressman for help when the shutdown threatened the WIC program that supplies milk and fresh produce to children and pregnant women. He got two very different reactions.

Discrimination

Let’s Do It Now: Honoring The Lives Of Transgender Women Of Color

by Guest Author ● 6:39 PM August 27, 2013
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Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the NYC Anti-Violence Project, asks, “what would a world look like in which transgender women of color were celebrated, appreciated, honored during their lives?”

News

Taking Real Steps To Protect Transgender Kids: A Bridge Too Far For The LGB Community?

by Guest Author ● 1:56 PM August 25, 2013
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The entire community regards suicides, violence, and ostracization of lesbian and gay youths a national shame. When it comes to transgender kids, though, the message is entirely different.

HIV/AIDS

Opinion: How I Revolutionized My Understanding Of Life With HIV

by Guest Author ● 1:22 PM August 17, 2013
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Guest author Shannon Finucane warns that Americans “are not being adequately educated about HIV, and in the age of the sequester our access to critical services like HIV testing and effective prevention programming continues to decrease.”

Analysis

Transgender Military Equality: The Time Is Now

by Guest Author ● 7:02 PM August 12, 2013
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Brynn Tannehill argues that nearly three years following the repeal of DADT, why the time is right now for transgender military equality

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