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An amazing mom and the story of her 6-year-old transgender daughter

Friday, July 18, 2014
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The video of a Kansas City mother who shared the story of her transgender daughter is gaining international visibility -- translation, it's gone viral. Debi Jackson spoke recently at the Listen to your Mother show, a live traveling event prior to Mother’s Day where women tell five minute stories about [...]

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How punk music and feminism changed a young life

Sunday, July 13, 2014
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Rudy Garcia of East L.A. says that when he was young, he never quite felt like the "normal" kid. Although his migrant parents pressured the youngest of their eight children to be the embodiment of the American dream, Rudy was more interested in punk-rock music, feminism, and 'zine culture. [...]

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World Heath Org advises taking PrEP drug to prevent HIV infection

Saturday, July 12, 2014
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The World Health Organization on Friday suggested for the first time that all men who have sex with men should take antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection. In guidelines published Friday, the UN health agency warned that HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, [...]

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A perfect day, one year ago: The wedding that could topple Ohio’s gay marriage ban

Friday, July 11, 2014
Glenn Hartong, The Cincinnati Enquirer (AP)In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md. Federal Judge Timothy Black on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, questioned the constitutionality of Ohio's ban on gay marriage and whether state officials have the authority to refuse to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states. Black earlier ruled in favor of the couple in a lawsuit seeking to recognize the couples' marriage on Arthur’s death certificate before he died in October from ALS.
“We were together 20 years and 10 months,” Jim Obergefell says, sitting at the dining table of the couple’s condo in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood. Obergefell just tried watching the video of their July 2013 wedding, but he couldn’t get past John’s first words to the camera. It’s too [...]

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It’s not all unicorns and rainbows at ‘Have a Gay Day’

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Michael Knote wants you to have a grand ol’ gay day. And he’s posting plenty of content on his Facebook page to make sure you do. It all started in 2011 with the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a high school freshman in Buffalo who committed suicide because of the [...]

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Two openly gay youth, two supportive families, two different paths

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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The hot, sticky days of July are often a time of family vacations, summer school, summer jobs, and for others who have just graduated from high school, time spent with family and friends before leaving home for college. For 18-year-old Graeme Taylor, whose academic endeavors have led him to enroll [...]

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Apple video commemorates LGBT pride: ‘Inclusion inspires innovation’

Monday, July 7, 2014
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In a new video posted on its YouTube page Monday, Apple documents its participation in San Francisco's LGBT Pride parade on June 29, where thousands of Apple employees marched in the company's first ever officially sanctioned Pride parade. The short film is set to Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars." [...]

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Study: Children raised by same-sex couples happier, healthier

Sunday, July 6, 2014
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A new study conducted by the University of Melbourne in Australia finds that children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than their peers from traditional family units. Described as the largest study of its kind in the world, researchers surveyed 315 same-sex parents and 500 children [...]

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Uber celebrates LGBT Pride, marriage equality by marrying eight couples

Thursday, July 3, 2014
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In celebration of San Francisco's LGBT pride and to commemorate the anniversary of marriage equality returning to California, eight couples -- gay and straight -- said “I do” in a ceremony on Saturday sponsored by Uber, the transportation network company based in San Francisco. [...]

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Mathew Shurka on his years in conversion therapy, and forgiving his father

Sunday, June 29, 2014
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New Yorker Mathew Shurka came out at the age of 16 to his initially supportive father, who promised to love his son no matter what, and to always stay by his son's side. However, his father's thinking became more and more influenced by homophobia and harmful stereotypes surrounding the gay [...]

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