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Study: Stem cell breakthrough opens door to biological children of same-sex couples

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender. [...]

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Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in ‘survival sex’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows an area near the intersection of Christopher Street and West Street in New York. A unique federally funded study released on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." Researchers say this is one of the sites where LGBTQ youth tended to meet together.
A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of LGBT youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." [...]

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Study: HIV drug can prevent new infection when taken before and after sex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after sex between two men. [...]

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Among the Navajos, a renewed debate about same-sex marriage

Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Tradition reigns on the Navajo reservation, but the national debate over same-sex marriage is prompting some to re-examine a 2005 tribal law called the Dine Marriage Act, which prohibits same-sex unions on the reservation.
(The New York Times) [...]

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Lesbian discovers the gender and racial divide in the LGBTQ community

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Femi Redwood
Femi Redwood of Milton, Del., grew up in an environment that was accepting of both her sexuality and her race, despite the fact that she was one of the few minorities in town. [...]

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Reports: Transgender Americans face staggering rates of poverty, violence

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the media, and popular culture, while simultaneously suffering extreme violence, two new reports detail the widespread discrimination and inequities the transgender population faces. [...]

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‘It’s My Party’ singer‑songwriter Lesley Gore dies at age 68

Monday, February 16, 2015
Lesley Gore hugs a flowered record at her 18th birthday party celebrated at the Delmonico Hotel in New York on May 5, 1964. Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and "You Don't Own Me," died of cancer, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hit "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday at age 68. [...]

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Transgender man comes out to girlfriend: ‘I’m going to start transitioning now’

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Mitch Kellaway
Like many couples, Mitch and Jocelyn met on an online dating site. There was only one difference: Mitch was still presenting as a lesbian, having buried his transgender identity when he was 17. [...]

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A teen’s genderqueer expression leads to empowerment

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Jacob Tobia
For some people, like Jacob Tobia, choosing between "male" and "female" is too restricting. Gender, as Jacob learned at a conference while in high school, should be more fun than that. [...]

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.lgbt — Internet’s first top-level domain for the LGBT community launches

Saturday, February 14, 2015
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The internet's first top-level domain (TLD), dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community -- .lgbt -- launched this week. [...]

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