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#SmartSexyStrongSilver New Sexy Campaign Spotlighting LGBT Elders & Aging

Celebration of LGBTQ Aging: Gracefully and Informed.   #Smart SexyStrongSilver Mike Enders and P-Town based artist Timscapes, famous for his duct tape designs,  have collaborated on a new campaign celebrating LGBTQ Elders and aging. A vibrant growing community that is often discriminated against at vulnerable times in their lives. “Not on my watch!” says Mike Enders, […]

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How LGBT People Would Benefit From The Decriminalization Of Sex Work

Food for thought…. Think Progress reports: A massive feud has erupted over new a new policy Amnesty International is considering recommending the decriminalization of sex work. A huge group of celebrities, including Lena Dunham, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, and Anne Hathaway, has joined with other organizations in decrying the proposal, framing it as calling for “the decriminalization […]

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The Equality Act Is the LGBT Rights Bill We Want and Need

Mara Keisling reports for Huffington Post the following: In 1974, the Equality Act was introduced to add sexual orientation throughout the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Twenty years later, for various political reasons, the bill was stripped down to be only an employment rights bill and renamed ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA has been the centerpiece […]

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6 Problems Of Aging While Gay

  This is one road everyone shares no mater what race, gender, or sexual orientation, aging. “The issues facing LGBT elders are unique and need to be addressed.” Ann Brenoff writes for Huffington Post: “The once-a-decade temperature check on aging in America — the White House Conference on Aging — starts Monday and the spotlight is […]

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Watch Singer Eli Lieb’s “Safe In My Hands” Allstate LGBT Campaign Video

I love the message behind this video… “Being visible should never leave you feeling vulnerable.” Short animated film that is part of the 2014 LGBT campaign, Out Holding Hands. The film features a new single, “Safe In My Hands” a song written exclusively for Allstate’s LGBT campaign by out singer/songwriter Eli Lieb. Join the campaign http://al.st/SDY_LBGT […]

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An Epidemic of Attacks on LGBT People in Washington DC: 6 Attacks in Past 10 Days: VIDEO

Daily Kos reports: The District of Columbia has some of the best legal protection for transpeople against discrimination.  That results in lots of transpeople moving there in order to transition…and in transpeople being more open about who they are. Unfortunately that also elevates the level of visibility of transpeople to those who wish to prey […]

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Infographic: Top LGBT Sports Cities

On May 27th, Robbie Rogers, playing as a substitute for the Los Angeles Galaxy, broke yet another pink ceiling as he became the first openly gay man to compete in a well-known North American professional league. The LGBT community and the sports community are often thought of as mutually exclusive but that is changing rapidly thanks to […]

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The 2013 Human Rights Watch “Hall of Shame”

(New York) – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Program at Human Rights Watch today named its candidates to its annual “Hall of Shame” to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The American Center for Law and Justice; President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia; Vadym Kolesnichenko, a member of Ukraine’s parliament; and […]

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British Therapist Suggest “GSD” Replace “LGBT” to Recognize all Gender and Sexual Diversity

It’s a nice thought but I don’t think it should happen. Let’s make a discussion out of it, but leave LGBT alone. Think you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Not any more, apparently you are a Gender and Sexual Diversity BY JACK FLANAGAN at gaystarnews.com The term LGBT is too exclusive and should be replaced with Gender […]

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New Health Benefits Rules Will Protect LGBT People From Discrimination

Think Progress’ guest blogger is Andrew Cray, a research associate for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress. Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the federal agencies charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act, released final rules on Essential Health Benefits standards, which will benefit millions of Americans who will have increased access to comprehensive insurance […]

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Meet Los Angeles Singer Michael Van London: Warning, You May Fall in Love!

SINGER-SONGWRITER’S EP SERVES AS THE “MUSICAL VOICE” OF CHRIS COLFER’S DEBUT FEATURE FILM   On January 18, 2013, Michael Van London will released his new solo EP “American Blood & Guts” – produced by Brad Cook (Foo Fighters, Ben Harper) – featuring songs from the hotly anticipated film “Struck By Lightning” – to coincide with the film’s theatrical release.  Preview “American Blood & […]

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Super Bowl Star Brendon Ayanbadejo Speaks Out For LGBT Equality: Video

  “Well I don’t consider it rights, just rights,”  said Brendon Ayanbadejo in interview after Superbowl. Now this is a real man! Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has, as promised, used the spotlight of winning the big game to speak out for marriage equality. CNN’s Don Lemon conducted an extended interview today with Ayanbadejo, who used […]

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Pentagon Claims LGBT Sites Are Blocked For ‘Operational Security Reasons’

“AMERICAblog has been raising awareness over the past week about a problematic Internet filtering problem at the Pentagon, and rightfully so. Apparently, a preponderance of LGBT news sites have been blocked by the DOD, including AMERICAblog, Towleroad, Good As You, The Bilerico Project, Pam’s House Blend, The Advocate, and the Human Rights Campaign’s blog. (According sources, ThinkProgress and […]

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Check Out a Timeline of Milestones in LGBT Parenting History

  October is LGBT History Month, so I want to celebrate with a look at some of the historical milestones—of laws, visibility, and community—related to LGBT parents. This is not meant to be a comprehensive look at the 40-year history of out LGBT parents, but simply a brief list of a few LGBT parenting “firsts.” […]

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Tools to Make it Get Better by Equalize Youth: Video

In the next 20 days, go to bit.ly/eqyouth and make this a reality! HuffPost authors, Shotbus movie actors, LGBTQ Military, artists, and hard work from our team make only superb donor perks! Global. Safe. Anonymous. Personal. Get involved in this youth-led movement in line with the behavior and needs to todays’ global LGBT youth. Help us make […]

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Tribal Marriage Equality Inspires New Comprehensive LGBT Toolkit For Tribal Leaders

Think Progress guest blogger is Erik Stegman, Manager for the Half in Ten campaign at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The award-winning documentary about two-spirit people in Navajo culture. Inspired by the Coquille and Suquamish Tribes’ recent landmark decisions to recognize same-sex marriage, a cutting-edge legal guide has been developed to help tribal legislators strengthen LGBT equality in their governments […]

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Homecoming Project Ad Campaign Launched: LGBT Role Models Share Their Personal Journeys With the Next Generation

Live Out Loud is kicking off the 2012-2013 school year with an exciting new ad campaign created by our generous and passionate partners, Deutsch A Lowe & Partners Company. This campaign urges LGBT role models to share their personal journeys with the next generation by going back to their hometown high schools through Live Out Loud’s Homecoming Project. […]

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A Marine’s Wishful Do-Over in a Military Without DADT

Accidental Bear’s good pal Brett Edward Stout, founder of Gay Marines Facebook page and veteran corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps writes intriguing article with major insiders perspective: A Marine veteran imagines how life in the military could have been different for him if “don’t ask, don’t tell” had already been repealed. There’s a lot more crying in […]

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United Nations Reveals New Worldwide Guide To LGBT Fairness And Safety

The United Nations Human Rights Office has released a new publication, Born Free and Equal, that outlines core legal obligations that countries have for their LGBT people. The guide is built around five core expectations: protect people from homophobic violence, prevent torture, decriminalize homosexuality, prohibit discrimination, and safeguard LGBT people’s freedoms of expression, association, and peaceful assembly. The […]

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An Ally’s Guide to Issues Facing LGBT Americans

The Bottom Line An Ally’s Guide to Issues Facing LGBT Americans is a primer introducing the major areas in which unfair laws and stigma create extra burdens for LGBT Americans and prevent them from having the chance to pursue health and happiness, earn a living, be safe in their communities, and serve their country. The guide […]

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New National Strategy For Suicide Prevention Calls For More Data On LGBT Communities

Suicide has become a major source of concern for LGBT communities over the last several years. In the new 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention highlight the disproportionately heavy impact of suicide on the LGBT population: The prevalence of suicide attempts among gay and bisexual […]

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College Football Player Kicked Off Team After Outing Himself

Though Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe have prompted a media discussion about improving LGBT inclusion in the world of football, North Dakota student Jamie Kuntz is having a very different experience. After being caught kissing his boyfriend while recording a game, Kuntz was kicked out of the North Dakota State College of Science, where he had earned […]

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Study: Religion Increases Likelihood Of Suicide Attempts For LGBT People

A new study presented this week at the European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behavior examines the suicide attempt rate among Israeli youth, finding that it was much higher than reported in official statistics. Among LGBT youth, 20 percent reported suicide attempts, 112 times the rate of the general population in Israel. In particular, those who were […]

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Tub Interview with Captivating Chicago Based Queer Rapper Big Dipper: Video & Soapy Photo Spread

Rap music never looked so good. Accidental Bear’s newest tub interview with Chicago based queer rapper Big Dipper is magic. Big Dipper is  known for his playful style, crazy antics, catchy hooks, exciting live performances and let us add his dope chest and  baby blues. We first locked eyes onto Big Dipper in his music video Drip Drop which […]

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Married But Not Equal: Full Episode

There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections that married heterosexual couples get from the Federal Government. But because of the Defense of Marriage Act, gays and lesbians are denied every single one of them — even if they are legally married in the state they live in. IN THE LIFE sits down with five married, […]

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New Guide Offers Allies Resources for Talking About Adoption by LGBT Parents

NEW YORK, JUNE 13, 2012 — A coalition that includes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and allied organizations today published An Ally’s Guide to Talking About Adoption by LGBT Parents, a guide to building effective discussions on parenting and adoption,including a first-of-its-kind set of recommendations for conversations about second-parent adoption. The new resource—developed by the Movement Advancement […]

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Hair Balls of the Day: Kissing Soccer Players Poster to Combat Homophobia in the Ukraine

Out Sports reports: With Euro 2012 dominating the soccer world for the month, and against the backdrop of gays being warned against being open in Ukraine, one of the host countries, we find a poster from a German group that asks fans to consider homophobia. “Would you also beat up your favorite player for this?” asks Maneo, […]

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Equal Rights Activist Richard Noble Crosses Finish Line in Jackson, Florida After 15-Month Journey

Equal Rights Activist Richard Noble and his dog Trinity completed his cross-country walk to raise awareness for the American Equality Bill and LGBT rights, at Jacksonville’s Rainbow House. The Jacksonville, Florida Times-Union reported: The idea: Walk across the nation carrying the rainbow gay pride flag while pushing for federal adoption of a law making discrimination based […]

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Astralwerks Releases 2nd Annual Gay Pride Sampler Hey Boy, Hey Girl! – Pride 2012

  Astralwerks are proud to announce their second annual Gay Pride sampler, Hey Boy, Hey Girl! – Pride 2012, featuring some of the label’s most acclaimed artists and several newcomers that are already creating waves on the global stage. A limited edition CD version will be distributed free at numerous Gay Pride events throughout June and into the Summer months. A digital […]