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LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Jim Albaugh picks basil leaves to from a plant in his window while cooking dinner at the west side Manhattan apartment that he shares with two roommates in New York. Albaugh is among the thousands of gay and lesbian baby boomers confronting a retirement of greater financial hardship than his straight peers.
For many LGBT baby boomers, decades of workplace discrimination impaired their earning power. The AIDS crisis caused lasting financial and psychological damage, particularly for gay men. And legal pitfalls within Social Security, the cornerstone in any senior’s financial planning, have left gay boomers ill-equipped for retirement. [...]

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Financial tips for same-sex couples: plan ahead, know your local laws

Sunday, November 30, 2014
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Gay and lesbian individuals are less prepared financially for retirement than their straight counterparts, according to an exclusive analysis by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. LGBT adults are likely to have less in retirement savings and have less access to Social Security benefits from spouses. [...]

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Russian MP says naked Apollo on banknote promotes ‘gay propaganda’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A section of a Russian 100-rouble banknote.
A Russian lawmaker wants his country’s Central Bank to change the 100 rouble note and remove naked images of the Greek god Apollo because it violates Russian law by exposing minors to "gay propaganda." "You can see clearly that Apollo is naked, you can see his genitalia," says Member of [...]

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