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Detroit on track to exit bankruptcy in record time
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Detroit on track to exit bankruptcy in record time

It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom, but the path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.

US gay marriage advocates urge supreme court to strike down state bans
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

US gay marriage advocates urge supreme court to strike down state bans

In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the US supreme court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions.

Non-Jewish partners in gay marriage are now entitled to become Israeli citizens
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Non-Jewish partners in gay marriage are now entitled to become Israeli citizens

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar instructed the Population and Immigration Authority and the Jewish Agency to grant Israeli citizenship to the spouse of any Jew, regardless of the sexual orientation of the couple.

NFL Teams Demur On Michael Sam, After Rams Cut Him
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

NFL Teams Demur On Michael Sam, After Rams Cut Him

When the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam last spring, it was widely seen as an historic moment, as the young defensive end would become the first openly gay athlete playing for an NFL team.

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The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon

BEIRUT – In a country where civil liberties remain the prerogative of the powerful and wealthy, the Lebanese gay scene is to be treaded carefully. The recent arrest of 27 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community shows that those not so lucky – those belonging to the more vulnerable tranches of society – are always at risk of experiencing the darker side of Lebanon.

Ukraine’s LGBT Community Threatened, As War Approaches
By August 31, 2014 Read More →

Ukraine’s LGBT Community Threatened, As War Approaches

As Russian troops continue their invasion of Northeastern Ukraine, the former Soviet republic’s LGBT community faces new dangers as bombs and shells rain down on their cities. Beginning Tuesday, “thousands” of Russian soldiers, weapons, and military vehicles have poured across the border, capturing towns and cities in the Dontesk region, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the Kiev government since May.

New York Labor Agency Announces LGBT Youth Job Fair
By August 27, 2014 Read More →

New York Labor Agency Announces LGBT Youth Job Fair

By Nathan James Responding to the needs of young LGBT people aged 16 to 24, the New York State Labor Department has announced a special Job Fair next month, at New York City’s LGBT Community Center. Governor Cuomo’s Special Assistant for Community Affairs, Erik Bottcher, noted that this day-long event, which includes workshops and seminars […]

Gay and not free in South Africa
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Gay and not free in South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira Groudup A gay man from the DRC claims the Congolese community in South Africa will not rest until they kill him. Junior Miteo Kalonji, 34, wept hard as he talked about his life. GroundUp had to stop the interview three times when he broke down. On 11 August, Kalonji says he was […]

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned
By August 9, 2014 Read More →

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned

A gay pride parade in Uganda has special meaning this year following a decision by one of the country’s courts overturning an extreme anti-gay law that could have landed homosexuals in prison for life.

Charlotte LGBT Center Appoints New Board Members
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Charlotte LGBT Center Appoints New Board Members

The new board of the LGBT Community Center would really like to thank everyone for their continued support. It is truly our goal to provide the community with the best service we can. In this transitional period we ask you to bear with us as we try improving for the better. The LGBT Community Center […]