Recent Headlines

Nearly 700,000 people join in parade to celebrate gay pride at Rio’s Copacabana beach
The Washington Post
October 11, 2011

Authorities in Brazil say nearly 700,000 people have celebrated in a gay pride parade at Copacabana beach

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Political, not principled, stand on gay marriage
CharlotteObserver.com
October 11, 2011

Gov. Bev Perdue finally answered a question this editorial board posed to her last month: How would she vote on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage that N.C. lawmakers imprudently put on the state ballot for May 2012?

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Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival turns 16
Seattle Times Newspaper
October 11, 2011

When the late Vito Russo visited Seattle in 1982 and 1990, his three-hour film-and-lecture show, "The Celluloid Closet," planted the seeds for what would eventually become the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

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Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing Honors Garcetti
Hollywood, CA Patch
October 11, 2011

Councilman is recognized for his role in development of Triangle Square, an affordable gay and lesbian housing community in Hollywood.

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State's major LGBT group loses executive director
SF Gate
October 11, 2011

The recently hired executive director of Equality California, the state's major lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization, has resigned and will leave as of Friday, the group said Monday night. The news...

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CA Transgender Bills Signed Into Law
Huffington Post
October 10, 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown signed two transgender rights bills into law yesterday.

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Earliest Record Lesbian & Trans Sci-Fi Novel Uncovered
Autostraddle
October 10, 2011

In The Anglo-American Alliance (1906)two women try to find a solution to their "unnatural" love. The solution? To discover a way to turn one of them into a man.

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Are you celebrating Columbus Day? Or Anti-Columbus Day? (Or is just Monday, f#%knut!)
The Maddow Blog
October 10, 2011

I've never been a fan of Columbus Day, but once you're out of school and past the point where government holidays affect your life, it's one of those blips that's pretty easy to miss entirely. But if you're among the few who do get the day off, and you're feeling guilty about celebrating genocide, check out some of the alternatives at Rachel Maddow's blog. Happy Anti-Columbus Day!

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San Diego’s Next Mayor Might Be Gay and Republican
The Advocate
October 10, 2011

Two of the top Republican candidates for mayor of San Diego are openly gay and voters have barely registered it. According to the Associated Press, the issue just doesn’t come up at campaign appearances or in local news coverage.

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Rick Santorum Bemoans Gay Soldiers Who 'Shower With People' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
October 10, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum doubled down on his recent comments opposing allowing gay soldiers to serve in the U.S. military, invoking the image of soldiers showering together to explain his support for reinstating the discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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