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How Republicans move forward without their biggest LGBT advocate

How Republicans move forward without their biggest LGBT advocate | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Caitlyn Jenner praised Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s record on LGBT issues, and pro-LGBT Republicans have a plan to replace the retiring Miami lawmaker’s leadership on trans issues after the 2018 election.
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LGBTQ Georgia - Save our Culture and Identity

LGBTQ Georgia - Save our Culture and Identity | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Your signature can help save an LGBTQ landmark! Tokyo Valentino at Cheshire Bridge, open since 1995, will be shut down by the City of Atlanta unless you help us get to 20,000 signatures! This location is important to our LGBTQ identities as gay Georgians (GAGA) and has been a safe harbor for the community allowing us to celebrate our diversity! Sign the petition now #savetokyovalentino.

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I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.

I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The “if only I was thin my life would be perfect” line finally revealed itself for what it truly was: a lie.

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Commonwealth Summit launches in London amid concerns over LGBTQ rights, jobs

Commonwealth Summit launches in London amid concerns over LGBTQ rights, jobs | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Leaders from the 53 countries that make up the British Commonwealth arrived in London Monday for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where they convened 5,000 participants from a range of sectors, including government officials, members of civil society, and private corporations for a three-day summit to discuss the issues facing Commonwealth countries.

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‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content

‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Activists said the social media site’s vow to delete posts with homosexual themes was the latest sign of discrimination in the country.

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What’s the Hardest Part of Couples Counseling?

What’s the Hardest Part of Couples Counseling? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This is a question I get asked a lot by people curious about starting couples counseling. It really does vary a lot person to person, but in my experience I think the hardest part is letting go of your ego.

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Popular Gay Media Is Still Focusing On Straight Acceptance, Rather Than Celebrating Queer Difference

Popular Gay Media Is Still Focusing On Straight Acceptance, Rather Than Celebrating Queer Difference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

This year we've seen a number of mainstream stories focusing on straight people’s relationship to queerness — which insist that queer people are "normal" and "just like you!" — rather than queer people’s relationship to their own identities.

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Grindr Admits It Shared HIV Status Of Users

Grindr Admits It Shared HIV Status Of Users | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The same-sex dating app acknowledged that two companies it hired to analyze usage were given access to the data, but insisted it has never sold information provided by users.

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Viral study claiming majority of gay men want monogamy is flawed.

Viral study claiming majority of gay men want monogamy is flawed. | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Last week, several LGBTQ-focused publications reported on a study that claims an overwhelming majority of younger gay men desire monogamy in their relationships, with some 86 percent of couples surveyed claiming to be monogamous and 90 percent of single men “seeking monogamy.” Though the study was published in 2016—an important detail seemingly lost in all the blog aggregation calling it “new”—its headline results have nonetheless generated much discussion. Many in the gay community have raised an eyebrow at the findings, given that they contrast sharply with personal experience and anecdotal knowledge in a sexual culture where open relationships and nonmonogamy of one sort or another are quite common. As it turns out, these doubts are justified: The study, titled “Choices: Perspectives of Younger Gay Men on Monogamy, Non-monogamy, and Marriage,” is riddled with methodological problems to such an extent that it’s essentially worthless—in 2016 and now. And when discussing gay relationships, what is at stake is not only a question of scientific accuracy but of the accurate communication of community norms and values both externally and among ourselves.

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A Top Lawyer At The Justice Department Is Quitting To Fight For LGBT Rights

A Top Lawyer At The Justice Department Is Quitting To Fight For LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Diana Flynn has been chief of the Civil Rights Division Appellate Section since the Reagan administration. She planned to stay until retirement, no matter who was in power, but instead she’s about to join Lambda Legal, a leading LGBT legal organization where she likely will be in direct conflict with the Jeff Sessions Justice Department.
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LGBT harassment in the era of #MeToo

LGBT harassment in the era of #MeToo | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Looking back at one incident that happened in the 1980s, Jeffrey Sidelsky he does wonder what he might have done if it happened in 2018 – in the undercurrent of the #MeToo movement – knowing everything he knows now.

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These LGBT party games are delightfully salacious

These LGBT party games are delightfully salacious | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Next time you're hanging out with your queer friends, skip the usual heteronormative board games. Kick the old games to the curb and try one of these LGBT party games.

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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Deliver Emotional Speech About LGBT Visibility on Television

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Deliver Emotional Speech About LGBT Visibility on Television | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The stars of TLC’s 'Nate & Jeremiah,' who are expecting their second child, were honored by the Family Equality Council at the group’s annual gala Saturday night by their good friend Armie Hammer.

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Is 'Queer' Offensive? LGBT Community Reacts To Twitter Limiting User Accounts

Is 'Queer' Offensive? LGBT Community Reacts To Twitter Limiting User Accounts | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It was in the 1900s that people started using the word "queer" in a derogatory manner when addressing a person who was not or perhaps did not seem to be straight or heterosexual.

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'Your entire career can be derailed': For gay teachers, coming out remains risky

'Your entire career can be derailed': For gay teachers, coming out remains risky | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Elijah Eiler, a Chicago Public Schools teacher, is among the gay educators and advocates who say that teachers remain cautious about coming out at school, fearing backlash and discrimination.

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’Beyond I Do’ Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination Against LGBT Community

’Beyond I Do’ Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination Against LGBT Community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A campaign launching today aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States, despite the widespread misconception they have basic protections.

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Give OUT Day is April 19th

Give OUT Day is April 19th | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An organization founded to fight violence following the Pulse nightclub shooting; another serving homeless LGBTQ youth in Arkansas; one that fills its community with music; one that works to build bridges across racial boundaries in the deep South; another that provided vital services to those in need following the Houston-area floods. 

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Topeka pastor preparing for European LGBT conference

Topeka pastor preparing for European LGBT conference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A Topeka pastor with a long history of working with ecumenical Christian organizations in Europe that focus on people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender will travel in May to Italy, where he will attend the annual conference of a group he helped start 36 years ago.The Rev. Paul Whiting said he will attend the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups as a representative of the Metropolitan Community Churches denomination and its affiliate, the Global Justice Institute.Whiting, 62, is
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How Republicans move forward without their biggest LGBT advocate

How Republicans move forward without their biggest LGBT advocate | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Caitlyn Jenner praised Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s record on LGBT issues, and pro-LGBT Republicans have a plan to replace the retiring Miami lawmaker’s leadership on trans issues after the 2018 election.
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OUTBermuda and Allies Fight for Marriage Equality

OUTBermuda and Allies Fight for Marriage Equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

OUTBermuda, along with another plaintiff, Maryellen Jackson, have submitted an Originating Summons to the Supreme Court of Bermuda for that court to issue an order declaring that Section 53 of the Domestic Partnership Act 2017 and all other provisions in the act that deal with and give effect to that provision or have the effect of revoking same-sex marriage or making same-sex marriages void, are in contravention of the Bermuda Constitution 1968. 

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Trump’s Heartless Transgender Military Ban Gets a Second Shot

Trump’s Heartless Transgender Military Ban Gets a Second Shot | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The president announced late last week that he is trying again to keep many transgender people from being able to defend their country.

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Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies

Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Conservative Christian colleges worry their official positions on LGBT issues could run afoul of sex discrimination law and harm relations with their own students.

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Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez: Gay activism, anti-gun violence movement 'definitely linked for me'

Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez: Gay activism, anti-gun violence movement 'definitely linked for me' | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez said in a new interview that she believes there's a link between gay activism and her efforts to fight gun violence."They're definitely linked for me personally. If I wasn't so open about who I was I never would've been able to do this,

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At gay nightclub, Russian election draws apathetic response

At gay nightclub, Russian election draws apathetic response | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

From the stage of a gay nightclub, a performer in drag reminded those in the crowd of their civic duty as Russians

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The Episcopal Church changed course for our LGBT members

The Episcopal Church changed course for our LGBT members | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We had always given support to LGBT issues, but we really did not fully understand the last letter in that acronym. It is only through friendship and experiences with “the other” that we come to an understanding of our common humanity.

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