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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday will participate in GLSEN’s (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 19th annual "Day of Silence" by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. [...]

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New food festival to celebrate LGBT chefs, food luminaries

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Art Smith, who served as Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, is among those from the LGBT community who have signed up for the fall 2014 CookOUT/RockOUT event.
Something new is coming to the parade of food festivals that has sprung up around the country - CookOUT/RockOUT, a food and music event celebrating LGBT chefs and other food luminaries. [...]

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Study: Simply talking to people about gay marriage makes them more tolerant

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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It turns out that good old fashioned human-to-human conversation really can change people’s minds. VOX reports that a new study from professors at UCLA and Columbia University found that simply talking about marriage equality with those who oppose it can help to shift their perspective in favor of equality. In [...]

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Why I identify as ‘Queer’

Sunday, April 6, 2014
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Jaime-Jin describes why "being an Asian American, being female, being a transracial adoptee, being a Southerner who was growing up in a religious household" she identifies as "queer." [...]

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Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

Sunday, April 6, 2014
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NEW YORK — It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms. [...]

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ACLU announces winners in national same-sex marriage wedding contest

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Cortesy: Mikel Razo, Mexican Wedding Photography (AP)Jeremiah Pyant, left, and Jeff Robertson, seen here during their proposal ceremony in Cancun, Mexico on Dec. 1, 2013, are among five winning couples in a wedding contest held by the American Civil Liberties Union.
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union's primary work is litigation, but this month it's moonlighting as a wedding planner as part of its role in the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. [...]

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‘Top Chef’ winner Kristen Kish reveals she’s in a same-sex relationship

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Kristen Kish, the 2012 winner of Top Chef and only the second female in the show’s history to win the title, has come out, revealing in a New York Times profile that she is in a relationship with another woman. [...]

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Sex change surgeon in conservative South Korea: ‘I correct God’s mistakes’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Ahn Young-joon, APDr. Kim Seok-Kwun talks with an unidentified patient at Dong-A University Hospital in Busan, South Korea. Dr. Kim is a pioneer in slowly changing views on sexuality and gender in the country, where many have long considered even discussions of sexuality a taboo.
BUSAN, South Korea -- As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" [...]

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Sara Gilbert of ‘The Talk,’ ‘Roseanne,’ marries rock musician Linda Perry

Monday, March 31, 2014
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Sara Gilbert, co-host of CBS’ “The Talk,” married rock musician Linda Perry on Sunday, her colleagues announced Monday. [...]

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Gender transition gives HIV+ transgender man reason to live

Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Teo was in an abusive relationship with a woman, which lead him to be infected with HIV. It was his diagnosis, however, that pushed him to want to finally go through gender transition and lead a more fulfilled life. [...]

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