Recent Headlines

Couple sues over adopted son's sex-assignment surgery
Yahoo! News
May 15, 2013

A South Carolina couple sued doctors and state social workers on Tuesday for subjecting a 16-month-old child born with both male and female genitalia to what they say was medically unnecessary and irreversible sex-assignment surgery while the toddler was in foster care.

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I came out because gay people in Russia are suffering – it's time for courage
guardian.co.uk
May 14, 2013

I've been studying Tornnovy's social network pages for the past hour. ... The investigation informed news agencies that before killing Vlad, his attackers had "stripped the victim naked and set about forcing beer bottles into his rear passage...

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Fired Gay Ohio Teacher: Union Won't Back Complaint
ABC News/AP
May 14, 2013

A gay teacher challenging her firing by an Ohio Catholic school says the local union for Catholic educators has decided not to proceed with her complaint.

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My Medical Choice
NY times
May 14, 2013

[The Angelina Jolie piece everyone is sharing on fb. - ed note]
MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56... My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer,...

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Alice E. Kober, 43; Lost to History No More
NY times
May 14, 2013

An unknown language in an unknown script, and the forgotten woman who found the key to deciphering it...The woman was Alice Kober, an overworked, underpaid classics professor at Brooklyn College.

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Minnesota Senate passes same-sex marriage bill
NBC
May 14, 2013

The Minnesota Senate gave final approval on Monday to a bill that will make the state the 12th in the United States to allow same-sex couples to marry and only the second in the Midwest. The majority Democrat state Senate voted 37-30 to approve the bill legalizing gay marriage.

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Hong Kong court allows transgender woman to marry a man
guardian.co.uk
May 13, 2013

Hong Kong's top court has granted a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage.

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Mayor Nutter signs landmark LGBT equality bill
Philly Gay News
May 13, 2013

Mayor signs landmark LGBT equality bill, legislation will instate a tax credit to companies that launch domestic-partner benefits programs and that offer transgender-specific health-care coverage. Whats not to love?

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Among Indian tribes, a division over gay marriage
The Washington Post
May 13, 2013

For Heather Purser, the first pang came more than a decade ago as she gathered clams on Puget Sound’s Chico Beach, watching her cousin’s new husband assist with the digging. She figured she’d never have a legal spouse to help with the backbreaking work.

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FRIEZE: Art, food and drink
artforum.com
May 13, 2013

During its early hours on May 9, it rained art, it rained people, and it just plain rained on Randall’s Island Park, soaking Paul McCarthy’s ginormous balloon dog on the northern side of the slinky white tent.

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