LGBT

Gambian leader approves anti-gay law
By November 22, 2014 Read More →

Gambian leader approves anti-gay law

The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for gay people.

My gay life in Nigeria – Isolation, danger & fear
By November 20, 2014 Read More →

My gay life in Nigeria – Isolation, danger & fear

Ethan Regal tells his personal story of living in Nigeria as a gay man: When I was a young boy in Lagos, Nigeria, I had a mysterious, unexplainable tingling sensation

Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees
By November 19, 2014 Read More →

Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

The Obama Administration has announced this year’s recipients of the Medal Of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, in an official statement today.

Posted in: Dance, Entertainment, LGBT
NCLR Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Tennessee Marriage Equality Case
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

NCLR Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Tennessee Marriage Equality Case

Nashville – On Friday, the three same-sex couples challenging the State of Tennessee’s laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage and refusing to recognize their out-of-state marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that state marriage bans do not violate the U.S. Constitution. In a […]

Posted in: LGBT, Marriage
Modifying the Blood Donation Ban on MSM Could Save Over 950,000 Lives
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Modifying the Blood Donation Ban on MSM Could Save Over 950,000 Lives

LOS ANGELES – The Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety Availability (ACBTSA) announced yesterday that it will be making a recommendation to modify the current policy requiring a lifetime deferral for blood donation from any man who has had sex with another man (“MSM”) since 1977.

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Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Sioux Falls, SD —South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after United States Judge Karen Schreier rejected the State’s motion for the case to be dismissed on Friday. The Court heard arguments in Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard on October 17 in Sioux Falls. The Attorney General’s Office argued that a 2006 8th Circuit Court of […]

UMass’ Derrick Gordon nets 17 in first game since he came out as gay
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

UMass’ Derrick Gordon nets 17 in first game since he came out as gay

With his closest family members watching and a supportive crowd cheering his name, Derrick Gordon on Friday night became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to compete in a college game.

Posted in: Basketball, LGBT
Florida Insurance Commissioner Reaches Agreement with Insurer to Protect People with HIV/AIDS
By November 11, 2014 Read More →

Florida Insurance Commissioner Reaches Agreement with Insurer to Protect People with HIV/AIDS

WASHINGTON-The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and The AIDS Institute welcomed the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s announcement this morning that it has reached a Consent Order with Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company that addresses some of the discriminatory practices identified in their pending federal complaint against Cigna. “This is a welcomed development,” said […]

Posted in: HIV, LGBT
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in New Grants
By November 6, 2014 Read More →

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in New Grants

First Grants Awarded In New Initiative to Re-Focus LGBT Movement on HIV/AIDS Crisis; Grants Also Address LGBTQ Health and Rights NEW YORK  — The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced nearly $1.5 million in new grants today, including a new program aimed at addressing the rampant stigma against HIV-positive people and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

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Elton John AIDS Foundation to Fund Transgender HIV Project
By November 6, 2014 Read More →

Elton John AIDS Foundation to Fund Transgender HIV Project

Funding will support a community-led strategy to address inequities in HIV prevention and access to care. Oakland— Transgender Law Center is excited to announce a new partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the development of a constituent-driven strategy to reduce structural inequities that drive high rates of HIV incidents in transgender communities. The […]