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How One Firm Is Confronting Its LGBT Diversity Deficit

How One Firm Is Confronting Its LGBT Diversity Deficit | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Even before scoring behind its peers on a survey of LGBT inclusion this week, leaders at Steptoe & Johnson LLP thought the firm's community of gay, lesbian
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A Trans Person's Guide to Job-Hunting, Insurance, and Retirement

A Trans Person's Guide to Job-Hunting, Insurance, and Retirement | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

You’d be surprised at the thing that will jump up and bite you.

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Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate

Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Why two rainbow-coloured lions have sparked a debate about LGBT rights in Hong Kong.
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Hood By Air and Pieter Hugo Continue to Champion Jamaica’s Homosexual Community With a New Collab

Hood By Air and Pieter Hugo Continue to Champion Jamaica’s Homosexual Community With a New Collab | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Shayne Oliver and Pieter Hugo continue to celebrate Jamaica's marginalized, homosexual community.
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Fresno LGBT advocate has been invited to bring his work to the White House

Fresno LGBT advocate has been invited to bring his work to the White House | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Justin Kamimoto is gearing up for the trip of a lifetime. It may be the Fresno State grads first time in Washington DC, but like most business done at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he will be a part of history.
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The local LGBT advocate was invited to take part in the convening of the White House Rural Council. The council brings together local community advocates from across the US to streamline and improve the effectiveness of federal programs.

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Israel’s favorite drag queen is this former yeshiva boy

Israel’s favorite drag queen is this former yeshiva boy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Lior Yisraelov, who grew up in a religious Zionist community in south Tel Aviv, now performs as Suzi Boum -- fake eyelashes, blond wig, and glittering clothes included
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Hornet, the Global Favorite App to Meet Guys, Expands Its Gay Social Offering with Gay Places and Events

Hornet, the Global Favorite App to Meet Guys, Expands Its Gay Social Offering with Gay Places and Events | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hornet, the world's second largest gay social network, released the first app on iOS to integrate Vespa, the leading gay world city guide. Hornet acquired Vespa in July 2016, and this new product integration reinforces Hornet's commitment to form more quality social interactions by offering more ways to meet and engage with local gay communities than any other gay app.

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Trump Victory Alarms Gay and Transgender Groups

Trump Victory Alarms Gay and Transgender Groups | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency sent panic through much of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, which for the first time in eight years will face an administration hostile to its civil-rights goals and a president-elect who has expressed a desire to reverse many of its political gains.


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meet the artist who secretly documented 70s bogotá's gay cruising spots

meet the artist who secretly documented 70s bogotá's gay cruising spots | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
As his early photographic work finally comes into the light, Colombian artist Miguel Ángel Rojas discusses his 50-year career and his country’s history of queer subcultures.
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Commentary: The East-West divide over LGBT rights

Commentary: The East-West divide over LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In that part of our world called “western” – more a political than a geographical expression – discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities is declining. Liberal democratic states are recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry and are liberating sexual relationships from standard assumptions about reproductive bliss.

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The battle, though, is still joined. There may be more acceptance than rejection in the third millennium, but women and ethnic minorities won their battles against discrimination faster than the LGBT community has – in large part because of the venomous mockery and even violence directed at same-sex relationships.

 

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In photos: PinkNews Awards 2016

In photos: PinkNews Awards 2016 | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Check out the photos from last week's fourth annual PinkNews Awards below.
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The PinkNews Awards celebrate the contributions of politicians, businesses and community groups towards what has been another historic year for LGBT equality in the UK and around the world.

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The truth about gentrifying the gayborhood: Forcing LGBT people out of their communities makes cities less safe

The truth about gentrifying the gayborhood: Forcing LGBT people out of their communities makes cities less safe | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Rising prices in once-thriving gay enclaves drive out customers and eventually destination nightspots
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Hong Kong Activist Distances Himself From Homophobic Dad

Hong Kong Activist Distances Himself From Homophobic Dad | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The poster boy of Hong Kong democracy, Joshua Wong, has distanced himself from his father Roger Wong, who has launched an anti-LGBT campaign
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Record number of companies earn perfect score for LGBT-friendly policies

Record number of companies earn perfect score for LGBT-friendly policies | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
517 companies earned a perfect score in the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, marking a record high for the annual list.
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BofA, AA among Charlotte's largest employers to get perfect score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

Praising corporate leaders for standing up this year to discriminatory legislation, such as North Carolina's House Bill 2, the Human Rights Campaign released Monday its annual Corporate Equality Index.
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Wal-Mart Joining Corporate Surge to Protect LGBT Employees

Wal-Mart Joining Corporate Surge to Protect LGBT Employees | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. added insurance coverage for transgender workers this year, joining more than 500 companies taking a bigger role in advancing the rights of LGBT employees in a competitive market for labor.
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Companies from Apple Inc. to Xerox Corp. are pushing to protect employee rights and improve gender equality as some legislative efforts have stalled. In 28 states, it’s still legal to fire a person for being gay, and President-elect Donald Trump has said he will rescind President Barack Obama’s executive orders, some of which aim at workplace diversity.

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A Harvard study confirms LGBT people are more likely to come out where same-sex marriage is legal

A Harvard study confirms LGBT people are more likely to come out where same-sex marriage is legal | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Across the US, many LGBT people are still afraid to openly express their sexuality, and government policy can have a direct impact on whether they are comfortable taking that step.


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A comprehensive study that tracks nearly 70,000 women across the US shows those living in states recognizing same-sex relationships appear more likely to come out as LGBT than those living in states that do not. The data comes from the Nurses’ Health Study II, a cohort of registered female nurses aged 25 to 44 who completed questionnaires every two years for the past two decades.

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‘Leaving Ireland allowed me to be the gay man I have always been’

‘Leaving Ireland allowed me to be the gay man I have always been’ | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
I don’t know what kind of life I would have now if I had stayed at home
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The Role of Queer Writers in Trump’s America

The Role of Queer Writers in Trump’s America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

How literary expression can counter fear and anxiety at an uncertain moment in American history

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Red, White, and Rainbow: The National Park Service’s LGBTQ Theme Study

Red, White, and Rainbow: The National Park Service’s LGBTQ Theme Study | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
On October 11, 2016, National Coming Out Day, the National Park Service (NPS) announced the release of LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History, a 32-chapter, 1,200-page work designed to provide a broad...
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Why Gay-Friendly Places Are More Innovative

Why Gay-Friendly Places Are More Innovative | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Non-discrimination policies appear to increase productivity, especially for firms that rely on human capital.
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TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion

TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
TAB determined that anti-LGBT legislation would cost Texas roughly 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product, mostly from decreased travel and tourism.
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The Texas economy stands to lose $8.5 billion and 185,000 jobs if anti-LGBT legislation passes in next year’s session, according to an analysis from the Texas Association of Business, the state’s chamber of commerce.

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TheStreet, Inc. Appoints Jeff Davis As President, Institutional Services

TheStreet, Inc. Appoints Jeff Davis As President, Institutional Services | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:  TST), a leading financial news and information company, announced today that financial industry veteran Jeffrey Davis has been named President, TheStreet Institutional Services. Mr. Davis will lead TheStreet's growing institutional business, including The Deal and BoardEx.

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Davis brings more than 25 years of institutional markets experience to TheStreet, joining from Barclays Bank Plc in New York where he was a managing director and global head of client strategy for its institutional capital markets business. Prior to that, he was the global head of execution and advisory for the Barclays Wealth business, based in London.

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They’re Here, They’re Queer, They’re Nominated For Young Australian Of The Year

They’re Here, They’re Queer, They’re Nominated For Young Australian Of The Year | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Honouring Australians who make us proud, the Australian of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of inspiring Australians.


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With finalists from all over the country announced yesterday, two prominent gay Australians stood out in the 2017 category for Young Australian of the Year; musician, performer, YouTube personality and social activist Troye Sivan, and diversity and inclusion champion Jason Ball.

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With finalists from all over the country announced yesterday, two prominent gay Australians stood out in the 2017 category for Young Australian of the Year; musician, performer, YouTube personality and social activist Troye Sivan, and diversity and inclusion champion Jason Ball.