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Kate Brown takes office in Oregon, first openly bisexual U.S. governor

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Kate Brown
Kate Brown has stepped in as Oregon's governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of her predecessor, fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber. Brown was sworn in during a Wednesday ceremony at the state Capitol. Brown, formerly the secretary of state, becomes the first openly bisexual governor in the nation. [...]

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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 and broaden understanding of the bisexual community. [...]

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Kitzhaber steps down; Oregon to have first openly bisexual U.S. governor

Friday, February 13, 2015
Kate Brown
The resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has thrown a spotlight on the next in line to succeed him: Kate Brown, the 54-year-old openly bisexual secretary of state who has long been thought to have her eye on Oregon's top elected position. [...]

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Uncovering the ‘B’ in LGBT: Bisexuals say invisibility leads to social, health disparities

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bisexual Pride
When President Barack Obama uttered those three words at this year’s State of the Union address -- lesbian, bisexual, and transgender -- it was a milestone for LBT activists fighting for visibility in a minority world still dominated heavily by white gay men. [...]

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Report: Bisexual youth face skepticism, harassment, struggle for acceptance

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
WASHINGTON - A new report released Tuesday finds that 40 percent of more than 10,000 LGBT youth surveyed by the organization identify as bisexual -- and many of them say they face more challenges coming out and gaining acceptance than their lesbian and gay peers. [...]

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Large-scale government health survey reports on gay, bisexual Americans

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Less than 3 percent of U.S. adults identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. The National Health Interview Survey, released Tuesday by U.S. Centers for Disease Control, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and [...]

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Ireen Wüst takes gold at 3rd straight Winter Olympics

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Pavel Golovkin, APIreen Wust of the Netherlands flashes three fingers indicating her third Olympic gold medal, during the flower ceremony after winning gold in the women's 3,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Ireen Wust, one of only seven openly LGBT Olympic athletes competing in Sochi, claimed a speedskating gold medal at her third straight Winter Olympics, knocking off defending champion Martina Sablikova in the 3,000 meters Sunday. [...]

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British Olympic diver Tom Daley comes out as bisexual

Monday, December 2, 2013
APTom Daly
Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out as bisexual, revealing that he is in a relationship with another man. [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Activist, ‘Mother of Pride’ Brenda Howard

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Brenda Howard
Brenda Howard was an LGBT activist. She organized the first Pride parade and is known as the “Mother of Pride.” Born in the Bronx, Howard was raised on Long Island. In the 1960s, she became involved in the anti-war and feminist movements. [...]

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‘Invisible majority’ celebrates bisexual pride day worldwide

Monday, September 23, 2013
Bisexual Pride
Bisexual members of the LGBT community on Monday are celebrating the 15th Annual International Celebrate Bisexuality Day -- also referred to as "Bi Pride Day" or "Bi Visibility Day" -- to encourage bisexuals and their allies to be visible and proud of their bi identity. [...]

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