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Another LGBT History Lesson | Care2 Causes

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Thursday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and this year Care2 is bringing you personal stories from around the world on the fight to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice and ...
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New Website Highlights Businesses That Don’t Want To Serve Gay People

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When the Family Research Council says it wants everyone to be "free to believe," it means "free to discriminate."

 

The Family Research Council (FRC), an anti-LGBT hate group, has launched a new site called “Free To Believe,” a new effort to emphasize “religious freedom” as a means of denying LGBT equality. The site is a catalog of the stories of 20 individuals, all of whom either run businesses that are committed to refusing service to same-sex couples or have otherwise experienced public backlash for opposing LGBT  equality."

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Florida trans ‘bathroom ban’ fails to pass

Florida trans ‘bathroom ban’ fails to pass | It has to get better | Scoop.it
Plans to ban trans people from using toilets and changing rooms have been abandoned in Florida.
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David Cameron attacked by Christians for pledge to end gay ‘cure’ therapies

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David Cameron has been condemned by a Christian group for a pledge to end "profoundly wrong" gay ‘cure’ therapies.
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SPOILER: it's the Core Issues Trust, the bunch who tried to run adverts for ex-gay therapy on London buses a couple of years back.

 

Alright, it's not much of a spoiler.

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Winnipeg transgender student wonders where he'll sleep on school trip

Winnipeg transgender student wonders where he'll sleep on school trip | It has to get better | Scoop.it
Where do I get to sleep? That's what 14-year-old Isaac Cassels struggled with for weeks about an upcoming school trip.

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Birthday Parties Are the New Blacklist

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Now that gay parents have become more common, it was only a matter of time before a disapproving parent would turn something that should be fun –- kids' birthday parties -- into a nightmare.
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Bigots will always find a way to hurt children, won't they?

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Gay rights demonstrator detained at Olympic flame relay site

MOSCOW - A gay Russian demonstrator was detained Saturday for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 560 miles north of Sochi, where the games will begin Feb.
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Some people still imagine Russia to be a demoncracy. It isn't. It's not even a benevolent dictatorship.

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Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages | It has to get better | Scoop.it
It's still unclear whether the state will honor the 1,360 same-sex unions that took place in the 17 days when they were legal.
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Pico Rivera transgender teen tired of 'mixed messages' from school officials - Whittier Daily News

Pico Rivera transgender teen tired of 'mixed messages' from school officials - Whittier Daily News | It has to get better | Scoop.it
Pico Rivera transgender teen tired of 'mixed messages' from school officials Whittier Daily News Transgender student Staceyy Holidayy, 15, who received a two-day suspension on Wednesday for a dress code violation at El Rancho High School in Pico...
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Gay In Nigeria: LGBT Life In One Of The World's Most Homophobic Nations - International Business Times

Gay In Nigeria: LGBT Life In One Of The World's Most Homophobic Nations - International Business Times | It has to get better | Scoop.it
International Business Times Gay In Nigeria: LGBT Life In One Of The World's Most Homophobic Nations International Business Times LAGOS, Nigeria -- Life in Nigeria, one of the world's most anti-gay nations, according to a recent study, is a daily...
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State Attorney General Calls For End To Gay Marriage Ban

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New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (D) on Monday officially filed documents urging the state Supreme Court to begin allowing same-sex marriage.
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Sundance's new exposé

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This film breaks down the doors of US churches driving some of the worst anti-gay laws in the world. There's a movement growing to fight for the right to live and love freely, what's your position?
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"Who Will You Tell?
 God Loves Uganda is a groundbreaking new documentary by Oscar-winning Director, Roger Ross WIlliams. Share the story, get ready to ask the question: where is my money going?"

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A Transgender Bird? - Montreal Gazette (blog)

Gay Star NewsA Transgender Bird?Montreal Gazette (blog)Actually, I shouldn't be surprised, and I bet other creatures will emerge with transgender qualities.
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Tasmania goes it alone on gay marriage - Herald Sun

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Tasmania goes it alone on gay marriageHerald SunTASMANIA is set to go it alone on gay marriage after the state's ALP conference voted to introduce laws that could have wedding bells ringing by the end of the year.
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Leaflets linking homosexuality to Hitler and the Moors Murderers handed out in Dublin

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Homophobic leaflets likening homosexuals to paedophiles and gang rapists have been handed out in Dublin.
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Court hears how transgender woman killed herself after being taunted in street

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A transgender woman who was a national Scrabble champion took her own life after receiving abuse for being different, an inquest has heard. 


Mikki Nicholson, 36, told a psychiatric nurse that she “felt stigmatised” for being transgender and was being taunted in the street. She wanted to leave Carlisle where she was living because she hoped she would be less abused elsewhere, but had recently discovered that she would risk homelessness by moving.


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Baltimore’s transgender community mourns one of their own, slain by police

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After the shooting at the NSA, grief and a sense of fatalism spread among a group often marginalized.
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Transgender Actor Scott Turner Schofield Cast on The Bold and the Beautiful - People Magazine

Transgender Actor Scott Turner Schofield Cast on The Bold and the Beautiful - People Magazine | It has to get better | Scoop.it
The performer and activist will be the first transgender actor to appear on daytime television
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The role will mark both Schofield's television debut, and the first time a transgender actor will play major, recurring role on a daytime program.

The actor celebrated the milestone on Facebook Tuesday, posting, "Very proud to announce a big career move."

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'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement - Huffington Post

'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement - Huffington Post | It has to get better | Scoop.it
Fortitude Magazine 'Everyday Homophobia': The New Leading Edge of the LGBT Rights Movement Huffington Post At the outset of the modern lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights movement in the 1970s, many early activists endorsed the...
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Russian Church Leader Proposes Criminalizing Homosexuality

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Citizens should vote on the matter in a referendum, says church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin.
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LGBT community protests at Capitol with 44K signature petition - ksl.com

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LGBT community protests at Capitol with 44K signature petition
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SALT LAKE CITY — At a rally Friday, members of Utah's LGTB community urged Gov.
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Popular ex-DJ sends suicidal Tweet after prostitution scandal goes public

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Mister Cee, the popular New York City-based HOT 97 DJ who was forced to resign after his solicitation of a male prostitute was leaked to the public, Tweeted later that day that he may be “better off dead.” The scandal began on Wednesday, according...
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Not male. Trans woman, you ignorant moron of a journalist.

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If you wear jeans, you're not a woman: Transphobia at women's shelters

If you wear jeans, you're not a woman: Transphobia at women's shelters | It has to get better | Scoop.it
The case of a women's shelter in Maine handily demonstrates the true inanity of policing gender via its expression: But the women who complained said they believe that in at least one case, it was ...
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When does it get better for trans* people?

When does it get better for trans* people? | It has to get better | Scoop.it
It's time. It's time. I'm writing this blog post after the most amazing journey that started with this blog post (What it means to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equali...
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Gambian president: I’ve ‘cured’ 68 HIV patients

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has once again made outspoken remarks about HIV and is repeating claims that he can treat the virus with herbs.

 

People like this are dangerous. Their false claims kill, their hate kills; their mismanagement of the country (in this case) destroys, impoverishes and - indirectly - kills. Povery, exclusion, violence - all flow from rabid, pathological intolerance and lying.

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Gay relationships could be factor in US deportation cases - The Guardian

Gay relationships could be factor in US deportation cases - The Guardian | It has to get better | Scoop.it
The GuardianGay relationships could be factor in US deportation casesThe GuardianHomeland security spokeswoman Marsha Catron said on Friday that binational gay couples are eligible for consideration under a federal program designed to focus...
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