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September 10, 2013 6:22 PM
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The First Word I Ever Googled: Why Online Privacy Is an LGBT Issue

The First Word I Ever Googled: Why Online Privacy Is an LGBT Issue | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

I'd left the military by that time, but all over the world lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members were following the path I'd walked 10 years...

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September 10, 2013 3:26 PM
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Rural Gays Report Better Health, Happiness

Rural Gays Report Better Health, Happiness | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Conventional wisdom says the nation’s largest metropolitan areas are the best places to live if you are gay or lesbian. A study finds the opposite is true.

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September 10, 2013 8:52 AM
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Op-Ed: Diana Nyad - World-Class Marathon Swimmer and Lesbian Icon

Op-Ed: Diana Nyad - World-Class Marathon Swimmer and Lesbian Icon | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

In Key West, a gay tourist Mecca, they know Nyad is a lesbian... Why it matters that Nyad is a lesbian is because she’s an historic figure, a role model, an icon. On Aug. 31, Nyad, 64, –making her fifth attempt in 35 years–got into the waters off Cuba without a shark cage and swam for 53 hours and 110.7 miles to Key West, Florida. Staggering onto land, sunburned, bent over, her black and blue swimsuit encrusted with salt, Nyad nearly fell into the arms of a waiting woman, her trainer and friend Bonnie Stoll, to the cheers of onlookers, many of them waving rainbow flags.

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September 10, 2013 8:50 AM
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Hawaii Governor Calls Special Session for Marriage Equality Bill

Hawaii Governor Calls Special Session for Marriage Equality Bill | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Will they beat New Mexico to be state 14?

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September 10, 2013 8:46 AM
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Paralyzed LGBT Navy commander expresses gratitude

Paralyzed LGBT Navy commander expresses gratitude | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

A video posted by Embrace San Diego, an organization that helps homeless and military aveterans, features 17-year Navy veteran Brain DeLaney telling the story of his love for the Navy,...

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September 10, 2013 8:34 AM
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Out and embracing it

Out and embracing it | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Catching up with Kirk Walker, first out coach in Division I NCAA (Catching up with Kirk Walker, first out coach in Division I NCAA http://t.co/5M6I3tKSUr)...


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September 9, 2013 2:53 PM
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NAACP President Benjamin Jealous Changed the Lives of LGBT Americans

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous Changed the Lives of LGBT Americans | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
With the recent news that Benjamin Jealous will be stepping down from his position as NAACP president later this year, HRC reflected on the legacy of a man who not merely led his organization to embra (NAACP President Benjamin Jealous Changed the ...
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September 9, 2013 2:28 PM
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Reserve Virginia's first custom plate supporting LGBT equality

Reserve Virginia's first custom plate supporting LGBT equality | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
Would you like to see a special interest LGBT Equality license plate? The process has started. Here's what you need to know.
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September 9, 2013 7:04 AM
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New Group Launches As Alternative to Boy Scouts' Gay-Inclusive Policy

New Group Launches As Alternative to Boy Scouts' Gay-Inclusive Policy | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

More than a thousand people gathered in Nashville this weekend to launch Trail Life USA, which organizers claim is 'stronger, safer and more principled...

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September 9, 2013 6:59 AM
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LGBT fraternity enters campus life

LGBT fraternity enters campus life | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The executive board members of Theta Pi Sigma, the school's first LGBT fraternity, were friends before starting the group.

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September 8, 2013 8:40 PM
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Coming Monday: Some same-sex couples to marry legally

Coming Monday: Some same-sex couples to marry legally | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

There hasn't been a huge uptick in same-sex marriage among Oklahoma couples in last few years, and there doesn't seem to be a preferred wedding destination, said Toby Jenkins,...

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September 8, 2013 7:29 AM
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Photo of the Day - Gays & Muslims Unite - Fight All Hate

Photo of the Day - Gays & Muslims Unite - Fight All Hate | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
RT @PeterTatchell: At anti #EDL demo in London we got a few jibes but mostly support from #Muslim people. PHOTO http://t.co/ew2q8wc1zD #LGB…
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September 8, 2013 7:26 AM
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Documentary 'Homeboy' explores gay gang members; film to show Sunday at 2013 QFilm Festival in Long Beach

Documentary 'Homeboy' explores gay gang members; film to show Sunday at 2013 QFilm Festival in Long Beach | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Sergio Romero knew it would be difficult for his mother to accept that the 37-year-old was gay, but it still shocked and hurt him to learn she preferred her son to be an active gang member than to be gay.

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September 10, 2013 3:27 PM
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Nation’s first GLBT scholarship campaign launched at IU with $500,000 challenge gift

Nation’s first GLBT scholarship campaign launched at IU with $500,000 challenge gift | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

We've launched the nation’s first scholarship campaign for GLBT students, thanks to an anonymous $500,000 gift.


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September 10, 2013 12:21 PM
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'American Masters: Billie Jean King' debuts Sept. 10 on PBS; first time program spotlights sports figure

'American Masters: Billie Jean King' debuts Sept. 10 on PBS; first time program spotlights sports figure | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: Billie Jean King, a determined woman who has been a major force in changing and democratizing the cultural landscape. American Masters Billie Jean King premieres nationally Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to commemorate the 40th anniversaries of the Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs “The Battle of the Sexes” match on Sept. 20, 1973, and the founding of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) by King on June 20 of that year. This new documentary traces the incredible life of the single most important female athlete of the 20th century as her 70th birthday nears.

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September 10, 2013 8:51 AM
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Four gay couples tie the knot in Silver City, New Mexico on Monday

Four gay couples tie the knot in Silver City, New Mexico on Monday | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

27, and Clerk Robert Zamarripa said he would wait for a court order before issuing any marriage licenses to gay couples.

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September 10, 2013 8:47 AM
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One in five Brits think being gay is ‘always wrong’

One in five Brits think being gay is ‘always wrong’ | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
While social attitudes have improved in the last 30 years, current opinions of same-sex relationships show there is a lot of work to do (@stonewalluk One in five Brits think being gay is ‘always wrong’
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September 10, 2013 8:46 AM
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LGBT Seniors Camp Out for One-of-a-Kind Housing

LGBT Seniors Camp Out for One-of-a-Kind Housing | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

More than 100 seniors lined up outside the city's LGBT center to find a new, affordable home

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September 9, 2013 5:04 PM
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Tenderpits and Revenge of the Popinjay

Tenderpits and Revenge of the Popinjay | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
The story of a young gay wizard on a journey from Canada to New York City (A young gay wizard journeys from Canada to New York City this Thursday @videofag in #Toronto http://t.co/G20XecyARK #TorontoTheatre)...
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September 9, 2013 2:53 PM
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Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
Elena Kostyuchenko is gathering information on closeted Russian lawmakers, with the intent to publish the information if those deputies vote for a proposed law that would remove children from the home (Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted...
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September 9, 2013 2:27 PM
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Marriage advocate to speak out for LGBT workers - Washington Blade

Marriage advocate to speak out for LGBT workers - Washington Blade | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

A longtime LGBT advocate at the forefront of the movement to advance marriage equality may take a slightly different tune on Thursday when he's set to speak out on...

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September 9, 2013 7:03 AM
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Meet Jack: Scientist, inventor, kayaking enthusiast, 'Glee' fan, likes boys and is only 16

Meet Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old inventor, scientist, and cancer researcher who, in 2012, was awarded the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair’s prestigious “Gordon E. Moore Award” for his invention that detects an increase of a protein that indicates the presence of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer during early stages when there is a higher likelihood of a cure.

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September 9, 2013 6:58 AM
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“The Revenge of Chelsea Manning”

“The Revenge of Chelsea Manning” | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Earlier I blogged about the brouhaha in San Francisco following the selection of Bradley—now Chelsea—Manning to be grand marshal in the annual Pride Parade (June 12, 2013).

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September 8, 2013 11:32 AM
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Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker, at Miami Beach Botanical Garden event, to reflect on his colorful life

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker, at Miami Beach Botanical Garden event, to reflect on his colorful life | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Kansas-born Gilbert Baker, who created the iconic gay rainbow flag in 1978, says he’s often asked if he’s a “friend of Dorothy.” “I say, ‘Honey, I am Dorothy,” laughs Baker, who confesses that...

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September 8, 2013 7:27 AM
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Gay activists say Obama ‘sent a signal’ to LGBT Russians by meeting them at G20 in St Petersburg

Gay activists say Obama ‘sent a signal’ to LGBT Russians by meeting them at G20 in St Petersburg | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it
As President Obama met with LGBT activists as his last official engagement during his trip to St Petersburg for the G20 summit, the activists noted the significance of the fact that he met with them.
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