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Gay-straight alliances make safer schools

Gay-straight alliances make safer schools | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Sometimes all it takes is a friend to lend a hand, be willing to listen and in doing so say, “I stand by you.” Such is the work of the country’s gay-straight alliances.

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Taiwan's same-sex parents: 'We're like any other family'

Taiwan's same-sex parents: 'We're like any other family' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A gay couple with twins in Taiwan explains why they hope they will eventually be allowed to marry.
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Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage

Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
If the island’s legislature doesn’t act in the next two years, same-sex couples can register their marriages with the authorities, the constitutional court said.
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“It was Sophia in the kitchen with the cheesecake!” The Golden Girls-themed edition of Clue is here

“It was Sophia in the kitchen with the cheesecake!” The Golden Girls-themed edition of Clue is here | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Mrs. White, kindly collect the flames on the side of your face and breathless, heaving breaths and take a hike. The Golden Girls edition of Clue is coming, and it’s the only board game we’ll ever need from here on out. A decidedly lighter riff than the original bloody murder mystery, this version finds the player …
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Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In the midst of what the Governor has called a foster care "crisis" in Texas, state Senators voted to tentatively approve a bill t
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After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn

After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
On Saturday, about 200 people rallied in Brighton Beach to protest discrimination in what was described as the country’s first Russian-speaking march for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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RAHM: The world’s first LGBTI leadership contest

RAHM: The world’s first LGBTI leadership contest | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce Uhlala have partnered with Google to organise RAHM, the world’s first LGBTI contest. The one day contest is scheduled to take place on Friday 21st of July 2017 from 9am &…
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Vanessa Selbst: Professional Poker Player and LGBT Activist

Vanessa Selbst: Professional Poker Player and LGBT Activist | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
When it comes to influential LGBT figures, few are as versatile as professional poker player Vanessa K. Selbst. Not only has this woman managed to climb to the top of a profession dominated by men, but she also has a law degree and has used a vast share of her winnings to promote LGBT rights. …
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Activists Say Azerbaijan’s Media is Spreading Fear and Hate of Queer People

Activists Say Azerbaijan’s Media is Spreading Fear and Hate of Queer People | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
"Sometimes journalists forget their power, and mislead people with their unprofessional manners."
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Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job

Top North Carolina LGBT Advocate Takes New Washington Job | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A former North Carolina legislator who helped lead the fight against the state's law limiting LGBT protections is going to Washington.
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Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration

Level 3 Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion with Weeklong Celebration | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In anticipation of the United Nations’ World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Level 3 Communications is hosting its own celebration
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Texas Bill Could Let Agencies Bar LGBT, Atheist, Single Parents From Adopting

Texas Bill Could Let Agencies Bar LGBT, Atheist, Single Parents From Adopting | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The bill would allow private adoption agencies to claim ‘religious exemption’ to working with LGBT parents or parents of another religion.
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Just a Bunch of Friends Who Changed LGBT History

Just a Bunch of Friends Who Changed LGBT History | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Reverend Troy Perry, Phillip Ray De Blieck, Diane Olson, and Robin Tyler have been agitating for change for half a century.
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CIA LGBT Doc 'ANGLE of Ascent' Screens in West Hollywood — and Ellen DeGeneres Should Be Proud

CIA LGBT Doc 'ANGLE of Ascent' Screens in West Hollywood — and Ellen DeGeneres Should Be Proud | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
It turns out that gay rights at the Central Intelligence Agency may owe as much to Ellen DeGeneres as to an Executive Order.
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From the Door of a Gay Bar, You See the Scope of Life—and Death

From the Door of a Gay Bar, You See the Scope of Life—and Death | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
I see a lot working the door at gay bars in Los Angeles. Twice, patrons taught me what it really means to have a community.
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Victory for LGBT in Taiwan as top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Victory for LGBT in Taiwan as top court rules in favour of gay marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
TAIWAN’s constitutional court on Wednesday ruled in favour of same-sex unions in a landmark decision that paves the way for the island nation to become the first in Asia to legalise gay marriage.
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Gay couple claims Southwest Airlines discriminated against them

Gay couple claims Southwest Airlines discriminated against them | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A gay couple traveling on Southwest Airlines over the weekend said they were discriminated against after they were denied the family pre-boarding option by a Southwest employee at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, WGRZ-TV reported.

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Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Indonesian police detained dozens of men including several foreigners in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, another sign of growing hostilit

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A Deliberate Attempt To Silence The LGBT Community In Bangladesh

A Deliberate Attempt To Silence The LGBT Community In Bangladesh | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Activists are at a juncture where they feel threatened for their lives.
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The Makers of SMIRNOFF™ Vodka Take PRIDE in Continued Support of LGBTQ Community with New “Love Wins” Bottles

The Makers of SMIRNOFF™ Vodka Take PRIDE in Continued Support of LGBTQ Community with New “Love Wins” Bottles | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Limited-Edition No. 21 Packaging Further Celebrates Love and Acceptance by Donating $1 from Every Bottle Made to the Human Rights Campaign
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How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide

How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.
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International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.

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This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump

This 75 year-old has been a gay rights activist for decades. Now, he’s back on the Mall fighting Trump | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Paul Kuntzler has remained involved in activism and D.C. politics for decades.
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UN: El Salvador Must Investigate Crimes Against LGBT

UN: El Salvador Must Investigate Crimes Against LGBT | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says seven transgender women have been killed so far this year, but local organizations put the toll at 17
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Trump's Fear and Loathing Won't Silence The Nation's Sole LGBT Muslim Organization

Trump's Fear and Loathing Won't Silence The Nation's Sole LGBT Muslim Organization | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In the days of the Trumpian order, American LGBT Muslims, a minority within minorities, find themselves especially vulnerable to the forces of racism, homophobia, and Islamophobia. As a member of this minority community myself, I can say that the burgeoning manifestations of these forms of hatred—fr
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Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting victims

Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting victims | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A memorial will be created at the gay nightclub in Florida, dedicated to the 49 people who were killed in June 2016 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, its owner said on Thursday.Click here to edit the content

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Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma said details would be determined with input from the affected community in Orlando, Florida. She outlined plans for a permanent memorial and eventually a museum, plus scholarships honoring the victims.

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