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IRS Provides New Guidance for Same-Sex Couples

The IRS has published new Q & A guidance addressing specific federal tax issues faced by same-sex couples.   While the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is the principal obstacle to equal treatment in federal taxation, another hurdle has been the lack of clear guidance from the IRS for LGBT people.  Tax time can be confusing […]

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What Did the Stonewall Riots Get Right that the Occupy Movement Didn’t?

This Sunday, as every fourth Sunday in June, the streets of New York will fill with prideful marchers celebrating Pride Month. There will be similar marches, too, in cities around the country. Sunday marks the forty-third year since the uprising in a Greenwich Village bar called Stonewall that supposedly started the modern gay revolution. The […]

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Weekly Rehash: George Takei, Dads in Briefs, Greek Model, Kissing Paul Rudd, “Seed Money”, Scruffy Aussie Bear Puppets …

  News: JustLeftTheCloset.com: A New Social Networking Site for LGBT Teens Has Launched Dan Savage on MTV’s “Savage U” Gives the Hard Truth, “Don’t stick your d**k in anything you wouldn’t date!” :: Trailer Cover of Metrosource Magazine April/May 2012 Issue Featuring Ben Cohen! “Bully Buster” Accidental Bear T-Shirt & Sweat Shirt Design Contest! It […]

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News: Romney on AIDS Policy, National Coming Out Day, Betty White…

LESBIAN COUPLE UNDER FIRE FOR SUPPORTING DAUGHTER’S GENDER TRANSITION | A lesbian couple featured in a recent CNN story about transgender children are now under fire for helping facilitate their daughter’s transition from “Thomas” to “Tammy” by suppressing her hormones. The Guardian profiled the family(inappropriately describing Tammy with male pronouns), and multiple anti-LGBT groups have responded. The National […]

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Queer News: Anderson Cooper, Obama At HRC Dinner, Choose Your Pronoun, DADT Repeal in Action

Obama At HRC Dinner: GOP Presidential Candidates Must ‘Stand Up’ For Gay Soldiers   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTOgxccTupk&feature=player_embedded OBAMA: We don’t believe in that. We don’t believe in standing silent when that happens. We dont’ believe in them being silent since. You want to be commander in chief, you can start by standing up for the men and women […]

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It’s Done! Army Officially Announced the End of DADT

Read and weep, tears of joy. Maybe there is hope for mankind? “It is the duty of all personnel to treat each other with dignity and respect, while maintaining good order and discipline throughout our ranks. Doing so, will help the U.S. Army remain the Strength of the Nation.” (via ThinkProgress) Hip, hip, hooray. If I had […]

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News: Jane Lynch, AIDS Funding Crisis, When Do Gay Kids Start “Acting Gay”? DADT Over,

Activists Launch Twitter Campaign To Raise Awareness Of AIDS Funding Crisis The ADAP Advocacy Association has launched a Twitter campaign calling on President Obama to end waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a national initiative funded by the federal and state governments and run by the states that provides prescription drug coverage for low-income people with HIV/AIDS. […]

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9/16/2011: Bisexuality-Erasing, Al Franken, NYC Smoking Decrease, What Happened To Borders?

Cocaine Mule Busted In Sao Paulo. A man arrested at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, had quite a bit of undeclared carry-on baggage: 72 bags containing almost a kilogram of cocaine inside his body. Anti-Gay Groups Seize On Bisexuality-Erasing ‘Queer By Choice’ Column In a piece at The Atlantic, Lindsay Miller suggests this week that […]

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News: Pro-Gay Military Magazine, Wikileaks on Uganda’s Homosexuality Bill & More

More bullying cases have parents turning to courts Jon Timothy and Tami Carmichael of Cleburne, Texas, are convinced their 13-year-old son Jon’s suicide in March 2010 was the result of daily bullying by peers and the lack of action taken by school officials.  The Carmichaels’ $20 million federal lawsuit against the Joshua Independent School District […]

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Silver Lake council says “No” to “No Cruising” signs

Wow, I wasn’t sure of the actual technicalities behind what it is to be considered “cruising.” I am so guilty if I follow these signs stating that “Two times past same point within 6 hours is cruising.” Who is the cruise patrol? Do they go along with chalk and mark the backs of alleged cruiser’s […]

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News: Reach Out To Gays, Kate Winslet, gayhomophobe.com, Gay Military Couple To Marry In Argentina

A new site, gayhomophobe.com, keeps track of homophobic people who get caught in gay sex scandals An organization fighting the ex-gay bullshit espoused by so many homophobic-but-queer politicians. 100% of net proceeds from this site are donated to Truth Wins Out. You should consider giving them a donation yourself. North Carolina Lawmaker: ‘We Need To Reach Out To […]