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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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Coming soon to Mormon genealogical database: records of gay couples and same-sex parents

Coming soon to Mormon genealogical database: records of gay couples and same-sex parents | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Three years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in every state, but the LDS Church still hasn’t listed same-sex couples in its massive genealogy databank.

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Feeling isolated or alone, even when the rest of the world is coming together for PRIDE

Feeling isolated or alone, even when the rest of the world is coming together for PRIDE | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
As we all begin to celebrate the various PRIDE celebrations throughout the country, it seems that all our news-feeds are displaying stories of solidarity, coming together and supporting each other as chosen family. It’s wonderful that as Gay men we are feeling more and more connected to each other a
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Gay Rainbow Flag Symbol And Gilbert Baker LGBTQ History

Gay Rainbow Flag Symbol And Gilbert Baker LGBTQ History | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A brief history of how rainbows became The Symbol of LGBTQ+ pride.

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Love Wins Again – Bermuda Supreme Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Love Wins Again – Bermuda Supreme Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Today, the Supreme Court of Bermuda agreed to overturn the nation’s same-sex marriage ban and decided in favor of OUTBermuda and its co-litigants. Speaking for the successful Applicants, Zakiya Johnson Lord and Adrian Hartnett-Beasley of OUTBermuda said, “Love wins again! Our hearts and hopes are full, thanks to this historic decision by our Supreme Court and its recognition that all Bermuda families matter. Equality under the law is our birthright, and we begin by making every marriage equal.”

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The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling, briefly explained

The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling, briefly explained | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The ruling is far from ideal for LGBTQ advocates, but the worst was avoided.


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Millennials Are Driving LGBT Population Growth, According To Gallup's Latest Poll

Just in time for Pride Month, Gallup has released its annual report on how many Americans self-identify as LGBT, and the results point to an ever queerer future. In the Gallup poll's six-year history (they've been tracking this data since 2012), the …

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‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man

‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse said that during his private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff embraced him for who he was.

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Target quietly removes a t-shirt from its website after being accused of 'stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist'

Target quietly removes a t-shirt from its website after being accused of 'stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, artist Felix d'Eon‏ accused Target of "stealing" one of his designs and putting it on a t-shirt. "Is this how you support the queer Latinx community, @Target, by stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist.

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ICE grants marriage waiver for man to rejoin Fort Bragg husband

ICE grants marriage waiver for man to rejoin Fort Bragg husband | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Fort Bragg Army chaplain is fighting to bring home his husband who was deported after he unlawfully entered the country.

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Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT community in Trump’s America

Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT community in Trump’s America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As lead singer of the multi-million selling band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears found fame - along with critical success - performing a heady mix of glam-rock and queer transgression. But in his new autobiography 'Boys Keep Swinging', the focus is on the more challenging parts of his life: his difficult…

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VIDEO: Why We Erase Hate

The Matthew Shepard Foundation + Michael Garcia Present an Anti-Bullying Video for Matthew’s Place. Michael shares his experience on getting bullied and how he dealt with it growing up.

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When is the Right Time for Couples Counseling?

When is the Right Time for Couples Counseling? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Short answer: Sooner than you think! Long answer: There's a stereotype that going to couples counseling is "paying a lot of money to break up." Couples often treat counseling as a last-ditch effort, when one or both members of the relationship already have one foot out the door. By contra

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Opinion | A Growing Problem for the Military Transgender Ban — Facts

Opinion | A Growing Problem for the Military Transgender Ban — Facts | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Generals and researchers provide growing evidence that the administration’s claims about transgender troops are false.

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#MeToo reminder: lesbians can be sexual harassers, too.

#MeToo reminder: lesbians can be sexual harassers, too. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We don’t always like to talk about it, but blind solidarity can hinder the search for justice.

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Bisexual Democrat hopes “blue wave” will wipe out anti-LGBT Republican congressman

Bisexual Democrat hopes “blue wave” will wipe out anti-LGBT Republican congressman | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Katie Hill would be California’s first openly bisexual congressperson
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The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood

The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When François Clemmons joined the show's cast, he was surprised to learn he'd be playing a black cop. "The idea that he wanted me to become one of them

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Helping gay guys find the tools they need to navigate life’s struggles

Helping gay guys find the tools they need to navigate life’s struggles | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Gay Men’s Counseling Alliance, GMCA is here to support, to listen and most importantly help you realize that you do not have to take this journey alone. We offer online counseling and therapy for individual gay men and couples.  As a therapist, my purpose is to understand you, your story,

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Coming out to nieces and nephews: How to talk to kids about LGBTQ family members

Coming out to nieces and nephews: How to talk to kids about LGBTQ family members | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Younger is probably better for children to be introduced to the ways people around them are different
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Gay Republicans push GOP toward 'big tent' positions

Gay Republicans push GOP toward 'big tent' positions | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Changing the Republican Party's stance on gay issues is important to winning Millennials' votes, say some in North Carolina who want a "big tent" GOP.

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As a gay man, I know how damaging it is to idealise the idea of the 'twink'

As a gay man, I know how damaging it is to idealise the idea of the 'twink' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

I downloaded Grindr as soon as my first iPhone was out of its box. 

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How Britain's colonial legacy still affects LGBT politics around the world

Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.

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Help! It’s Annoying When My Hypersensitive LGBTQ Friends Make Fun of My “Vanilla” Sex Life

Help! It’s Annoying When My Hypersensitive LGBTQ Friends Make Fun of My “Vanilla” Sex Life | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“If they don’t want me as an ally, I am happy to stay home during Pride, and to stop trying to change my Midwestern relatives’ actually bigoted views.”

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Honored With GLAAD Media Award at 2018 NYC Ceremony

Honored With GLAAD Media Award at 2018 NYC Ceremony | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

At a Saturday (May 5) night ceremony in Midtown Manhattan hosted by Ross Mathews, Billboard was honored with an award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards.

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Two Major US Cities Will Welcome Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks This Year.

Two Major US Cities Will Welcome Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks This Year. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It may be a small step (pun intended), but a permanent installation of rainbow crosswalks goes a long way.  That may be my opinion, but I believe others may agree.

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Anti-LGBT Bills in US States Could Derail Adoptions

Anti-LGBT Bills in US States Could Derail Adoptions | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This spring, state lawmakers across the United States have been considering dozens of bills that would restrict the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. But in stark contrast to previous years, state legislatures have so far shown little appetite for enacting new anti-LGBT laws. As sessions draw to a close, however, this could change.

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