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A Christmas for Carol

Saturday, December 24, 2011
Carol's son, her illegitimate son, was in a relationship with another boy. She told herself it didn’t matter. She was almost not surprised. After all she had been through, what else could go wrong for her? It was eighteen years ago that her boyfriend had gotten her pregnant and then left her; left her alone to fend for herself. [ Read more → ]
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‘My name is Jeremy. It’s time for me to speak up.’

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sometimes we find ourselves in those situations where we can’t reveal who we are completely, where we can’t open ourselves up, and where we can’t speak up. It’s time for me to speak up. My name is Jeremy, I’m 17, .... and… I’m into dudes. [ Read more → ]
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World AIDS Day: Remembering 30 million lives lost over 3 decades

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Today is World AIDS Day. In what has become one of the most recognized international health days in modern history, World AIDS Day is a day to raise awareness and commemorate those who have lost their lives to one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. [ Read more → ]
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San Francisco youth commissioner battles old foe: LGBT youth homelessness

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mia Tu Mutch, a 20-year-old transgender female in San Francisco, spends many of her days assisting LGBTQ youth, and facing an former foe of her own -- homelessness. [ Read more → ]
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New documentary ‘We Were Here’ profiles earliest days of the AIDS crisis

Sunday, November 27, 2011
This year marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the AIDS Crisis. The 1980s was a turbulent decade for the LGBT community and especially for gay men, and marking the Crisis’ beginning has been difficult for the many who lived through it and lost friends, family and loved ones to the disease. [ Read more → ]
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MLB adds ‘sexual orientation’ to non-discrimination policy

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced that its new Collective Bargaining Agreement includes “sexual orientation” to its non-discrimination policy. [ Read more → ]
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Scholarship funds to honor ‘Hero’ author and ‘Narnia’ Executive Producer Perry Moore

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Back in February I wrote about the untimely death of Perry Moore ... Now, Hunter Hill -- Perry Moore’s partner of seventeen years -- and family and friends are in the process of establishing four scholarship funds that will benefit young writers and local Hampton Roads students. [ Read more → ]
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Gay rights movement has not been kind to the plight of homeless LGBT youth

Monday, November 21, 2011
The gay rights movement has not been good about dealing with the issue of homeless gay youth, and depending on the study, somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of homeless youths identify as LGBT, reported National Public Radio, this past weekend. [ Read more → ]
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Community, allies remember victims lost to anti-transgender hate crimes

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Today marks the 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance around the world, a day when the LGBTQ and allied community honor those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and seek to raise awareness of the ongoing threat of brutality faced by the transgender community. [ Read more → ]
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Study finds LGBT seniors face higher rates of depression, loneliness

Thursday, November 17, 2011
SEATTLE -- LGBT seniors and baby boomers -- a group whose numbers are expected to be more than 4 million by 2030 -- have greater rates of disability, depression, and loneliness compared with heterosexuals of similar ages, according to a new study from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. [ Read more → ]
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California assemblywoman comes out, becomes state’s eighth openly gay lawmaker

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
California Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani announced Tuesday that she is gay and wanted to come out in order to help young people who may be struggling with their sexual identity. She becomes one of eight openly gay members of the state legislature. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: AIDS Activist, Pedro Zamora

Monday, October 31, 2011
Pedro Zamora was an AIDS activist who appeared on MTV’s reality series “The Real World.” As the first openly gay and openly HIV-positive person on a television series, he brought national attention to HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Accomplished 20th century English novelist Virginia Woolf

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Virginia Woolf was an accomplished 20th century English novelist and one of the founders of the modernist movement. She published nearly 500 essays and nine novels. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Pioneering gay rights activist Lilli Vincenz

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Lilli Vincenz is a pioneering gay rights activist. In 1965, she was the only lesbian to participate in the first White House picket. From 1965 to 1969, Vincenz demonstrated each Fourth of July in front of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. These protests, called Annual Reminders, launched the gay and lesbian civil rights movement. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Actress and Comedian Wanda Sykes

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wanda Sykes is an Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor praised for being one of the most entertaining women of her generation. She was the first African-American and first openly gay master of ceremonies for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. [ Read more → ]
Amanda Simpson

LGBT History Month profile: Amanda Simpson, first openly transgender presidential appointee

Friday, October 28, 2011
Amanda Simpson is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology in the U.S. Department of Defense. She is the first openly transgender female presidential appointee. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Political commentator, journalist Dan Savage

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Dan Savage is an award-winning author, journalist, newspaper editor and political commentator. He launched the “It Gets Better” video project to combat bullying and prevent LGBT teen suicides. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Award-winning creator of ‘Glee,’ Ryan Murphy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Ryan Murphy is an award-winning film and television director, writer and producer. He is best known for creating the television series “Glee.” [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Youth Activist Constance McMillen

Monday, October 24, 2011
Constance McMillen became a poster child for LGBT rights after asking permission to bring her girlfriend to the prom. When her school responded by cancelling the prom, McMillen took legal action. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Championship tennis player Amélie Mauresmo

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Amélie Mauresmo was the World No. 1 tennis player. She won 25 career titles including two Grand Slams. In 2004, she received an Olympic Silver medal in tennis singles. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: first out former-NFL player Dave Kopay

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Dave Kopay made headlines in 1975 when he became the first NFL payer and one of the first professional athletes to come out. His autobiography, now in its fifth printing, was a New York Times best seller. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Grammy award-winning artist Ricky Martin

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Ricky Martin is a Grammy Award-winning pop singer. A professional entertainer since childhood, Martin has sold more than 60 million albums. [ Read more → ]
Victoria Kolakowski

LGBT History Month profile: Victoria Kolakowski, first openly transgender U.S. trial judge

Friday, October 21, 2011
Victoria Kolakowski is the first openly transgender person to be elected a trial judge in the United States. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Australia Supreme Court Justice Michael Kirby

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Michael Kirby is a former justice of the High Court of Australia. He is the world’s first openly gay justice of a national supreme court. When he retired, he was Australia’s longest-serving judge. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: David Kato, founder of Uganda gay rights movement

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
David Kato was the founder of Uganda’s LGBT civil rights movement. He was an outspoken advocate for equality in a country with some of the harshest anti-gay laws. His murder brought global attention to the plight of LGBT people in Uganda and Africa. [ Read more → ]
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