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Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau

Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize next week for a program that removed perhaps thousands of gays and lesbians from the public service, the military and the Mounties.

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Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive to Straight Women and Gay Men—Showing Gender Roles Aren't Progressing

Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive to Straight Women and Gay Men—Showing Gender Roles Aren't Progressing | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of TubeCrush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground. The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published

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Americans Aren’t As Divided As You Think

Americans Aren’t As Divided As You Think | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
I spent a year traveling throughout Red America. To my liberal friends, don’t worry: It was just fine.
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Turkey bans LGBT activism in capital city Ankara, citing 'public security' and 'sensitivities'

Turkey bans LGBT activism in capital city Ankara, citing 'public security' and 'sensitivities' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A statement from the office seemed to suggest the ban was for LGBT citizens’ own good, as the government claimed gay rights events could evoke dangerous cultural clashes.

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Australia’s Curious Path to Legalizing Gay Marriage

Australia’s Curious Path to Legalizing Gay Marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A public opinion survey pointing to approval for same-sex marriage is being celebrated and criticized, even among gay couples demanding equality.

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Aussies Say `Yes' to Gay Marriage, Paving Way for Law Change

Aussies Say `Yes' to Gay Marriage, Paving Way for Law Change | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Australia is set to legalize same-sex marriage before the end of the year after voters emphatically backed the move in a nationwide survey.

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Same-sex marriage postal survey: 'Yes' camp settles in for party to remember

Same-sex marriage postal survey: 'Yes' camp settles in for party to remember | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Jubilant Melburnians gathered at Trades Hall on Wednesday night to celebrate the same-sex marriage postal survey result.

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Stalled in Congress, LGBT rights advance at the local level

Stalled in Congress, LGBT rights advance at the local level | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At the U.S. Capitol and in most statehouses nationwide, supporters of LGBT rights are unable to make major gains these days. Instead, they’re notching victories in seemingly unlikely venues, such as Morgantown, West Virginia, and Birmingham, Alabama.

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As transgender candidates make history in Minneapolis, some see trend emerging

As transgender candidates make history in Minneapolis, some see trend emerging | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As transgender candidates make history in Minneapolis, some see trend emerging

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How LGBT Americans have fared since Trump’s election

How LGBT Americans have fared since Trump’s election | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A year after Trump’s win, LGBT candidates won big in Tuesday’s elections.

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A Gay Husband, a Dire Diagnosis and the Best-Laid Plans

A Gay Husband, a Dire Diagnosis and the Best-Laid Plans | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I was just as unprepared to hear my doctor say “lung cancer” as I had been to hear my husband say “I’m gay.”

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Innerviews: Gay teacher shares story of journey to truth

Innerviews: Gay teacher shares story of journey to truth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

He’s the son of a state trooper. He was reared in a fundamentalist church. He graduated from a fundamentalist school, Bob Jones University, and worked there for 14 years as business manager.

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Honduran man denied refugee status after failing to convince immigration officials he’s gay

Honduran man denied refugee status after failing to convince immigration officials he’s gay | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Honduran man is set to be deported Tuesday after he failed to convince Canadian immigration officials to grant him refugee status on the basis of his sexuality. 

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Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe

Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The case addresses whether the American husband of a Romanian man should be afforded residency rights in Romania. But its impact could be felt further afield.

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Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me

Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It’s one thing to know your son is gay — it’s another to see the proof.

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Priest is building a bridge between church and LGBT community

Priest is building a bridge between church and LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In a church known for shipping provocative priests to a figurative gulag, James Martin has willingly stuck his neck out.

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Gay Times editor sacked after anti-Semitic and sexist tweets discovered 

Gay Times editor sacked after anti-Semitic and sexist tweets discovered  | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The editor of the Gay Times has been fired just weeks after taking up the role after anti-Semitic and misogynistic tweets were uncovered.

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Australia Votes for Gay Marriage, Clearing Path to Legalization

Australia Votes for Gay Marriage, Clearing Path to Legalization | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Now it’s up to Parliament.

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Migrant, Refugee, Gay: You’re All Welcome at This Table

Migrant, Refugee, Gay: You’re All Welcome at This Table | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Masha Gessen, a visiting professor at Amherst, tells why, on this Thanksgiving, her annual ritual of hosting strangers is more important and more difficult.

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The ABC's Of LGBT Language For Writers And Editors

The ABC's Of LGBT Language For Writers And Editors | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An abundance of LGBT writing, themes, and content has emerged on the popular scene along with an expanded vocabulary. Our presenter Janet Williams will teach writers and editors about the fast-changing LGBT-related do's and don’ts for fiction and non-fiction markets, including the proper use of pronouns, how to smooth out same-sex sex scenes, and using LGBT lingo. She will also discuss of LGBT archetypes.

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This Gay Couple Left Iran For A Better Life. Now They Wonder If It Can Last In America.

This Gay Couple Left Iran For A Better Life. Now They Wonder If It Can Last In America. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Former refugees Ramin Haghjoo and Nima Nia reflect on love and fear in the Age of Trump.

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Ticket to heaven: activists pluck LGBT people from danger

Ticket to heaven: activists pluck LGBT people from danger | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Homosexuality is outlawed in more than 70 nations and punishable with death in eight, including Iran, Sudan and Saudi Arabia

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A Lebanese Rocker Caught in a Human Rights Incident Over Rainbow Flags

A Lebanese Rocker Caught in a Human Rights Incident Over Rainbow Flags | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the band Mashrou’ Leila, is teaching a class at New York University on the intersection of music and politics.

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Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates

Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In a night of many firsts, several minority and LGBT candidates won local elections that in many ways echoed the blue wave in which Democrats won races large and small.

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Sheltering Albania’s Gay Youth from Virulant Homophobia

Sheltering Albania’s Gay Youth from Virulant Homophobia | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The psychologist at the LGBT youth shelter waited for me in a small side street in the city center of Tirana, Albania’s capital. “No one knows our exact address, we want to avoid arson and havoc,” she told me.

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