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Bayard Rustin: The Man Homophobia Almost Erased From History - BuzzFeed

Bayard Rustin: The Man Homophobia Almost Erased From History - BuzzFeed | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Like so many gay New Yorkers of his era, a 27-year-old Walter Naegle went to Times Square one afternoon in 1977 and met a man. The tall man with the shock white in his Afro introduced himself as Bayard Rustin. Black and 37 years Naegle’s senior, Rustin was — to a well-informed circle of activists, historians, and politicos — one of the giants of the 20th-century political organizing. The chance encounter was the beginning of a revolutionary love story, a decade-long relationship that, in many ways, epitomizes our country’s journey from Selma to Stonewall.

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Gay Russian Teen Uses Twitter to Fight Homophobia

Gay Russian Teen Uses Twitter to Fight Homophobia | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

One brave young man is opening up about daily life for LGBT people in Russia. (One brave young man is opening up about daily life for LGBT people in Russia through social media.

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In Jab For Anti-Gay Law, Russia's Putin Painted With Medvedev In Panties

In Jab For Anti-Gay Law, Russia's Putin Painted With Medvedev In Panties | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Russian “gay ban” was signed into law by Putin on June 30. The law prohibits any form of advertising deemed to be promoting same-sex relationships to minors.

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Queer: What does it mean? | Jenn T. Grace

Queer: What does it mean? | Jenn T. Grace | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
If you’ve been paying even a bit of attention to current LGBT politics, you may have seen the word “queer” thrown around more than once.

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Jenn T. Grace's curator insight, August 27, 2013 2:17 PM

Today's blog post was written by a guest blogger to my site, Patrick Carland. Patrick has spent the last few months interning for me. In today's post he discusses the meaning of Queer to him. Check it out! http://jenntgrace.com/queer/ #lgbtbiz

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' gay rights anthem 'Same Love' wins at MTV VMAs

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' gay rights anthem 'Same Love' wins at MTV VMAs | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In one of the more poignant moments of the evening, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' gay rights anthem “Same Love” won the award for “Best Video with a Social...

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Two And A Half Men's new "half-man" is a lesbian played by Amber Tamblyn

Two And A Half Men's new "half-man" is a lesbian played by Amber Tamblyn | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Also, “In a twist, she likes everything her dad liked, including women”—which means that the new “half-man” is, implicitly, a lesbian. So from here on out, Two And A Half Men's audience will be learning as well as laughing.
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Rainbow Railroad Creates Network For Same-Sex Military Couples Seeking Marriage

Rainbow Railroad Creates Network For Same-Sex Military Couples Seeking Marriage | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On Aug. 14, the Department of Defense took a fundamental step forward when it announced it would extend spousal and family benefits to legally married same-sex couples. On Aug. 22, the American Military Partner Association -- an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members and veterans -- launched the Rainbow Railroad initiative to ease expenses and inconveniences for military couples traveling to states where they can obtain same-sex marriage licenses.

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New support for senior gay men | Daily Xtra

New support for senior gay men | Daily Xtra | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Discussion group and research project launch this fall (New support for senior gay men | Daily Xtra: http://t.co/bGqYYbsSYh #HIV #AIDS)
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Just Happens to be LGBT: How social media saved SA's equality campaign

Just Happens to be LGBT: How social media saved SA's equality campaign | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

 In early 2012, while I was serving on the local steering committee of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), I visited...

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Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2013 Screening Schedule

Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2013 Screening Schedule | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which opens on Thursday, September 19th and runs through Sunday, September 22nd, today announced the complete 2013 Schedule for its Sixth Anniversary Edition.

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Palm Springs enjoys the proximity to Hollywood 100+ miles away - and the Gay Film Festival is an important compliment to the annual International Film Festival hosted here as well.

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Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay in Letter Slamming Russia's LGBT Crackdown

Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay in Letter Slamming Russia's LGBT Crackdown | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
The "Prison Break" star has rebuffed an offer to be honored at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, citing Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws: "As a gay man, I must decline." Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has ...
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These Women Chose To Live As Men

These Women Chose To Live As Men | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Burrneshas, or Sworn Virgins, are a sector of the Balkan female population that chooses to avoid the oppressive restrictions placed upon their gender by living as men. (Wow!)

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