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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.
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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 ...

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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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Bisexual community hopeful as one of their own becomes a governor

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Oregon Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown celebrates President Barack Obama's projected victory after winning her race at Democratic headquarters in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 6, 2012. The sudden advent of an openly bisexual governor in Oregon may provide a chance to broaden understanding of America's bisexual community.
"LGBT" has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the "B'' sometimes seems like an awkward fit. But the sudden advent of America's first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness ...

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Study: Coming out at school leads to better outcomes for LGBT youth

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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LGBT teens who come out at high school have better mental health as young adults than those who aren't open with their fellow high school students, according to a new study. ...

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Minnesota native who stars in hit Russian sitcom comes out as gay

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Odin Biron in the Russian sitcom, "Interns."
Odin Biron, the American-born star of the hit Russian sitcom "Interns," has come out as gay after four years on the show. ...

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