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SAGE Releases Comprehensive Research Report on Aging Concerns among LGBT Community
By October 27, 2014 Read More →

SAGE Releases Comprehensive Research Report on Aging Concerns among LGBT Community

New national study shows high concerns about retirement and healthcare providers among LGBT older people, as well as smaller support networks over time. NEW YORK, NY –  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people report high concerns about aging and retirement, a lack of disclosure to their healthcare providers and smaller support networks, but are […]

Jamaica: Unchecked Homophobic Violence
By October 26, 2014 Read More →

Jamaica: Unchecked Homophobic Violence

(Kingston) – LGBT Jamaicans are vulnerable to both physical and sexual violence and many live in constant fear, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. They are taunted, threatened, fired from their jobs, thrown out of their homes, or worse: beaten, stoned, raped, or killed. The 86-page report, “Not Safe at Home: Violence […]

W Hotels Worldwide, Jennifer Hudson, and the Human Rights Campaign to Fight for Full LGBT Equality across All 50 States
By October 22, 2014 Read More →

W Hotels Worldwide, Jennifer Hudson, and the Human Rights Campaign to Fight for Full LGBT Equality across All 50 States

NEW YORK – W Hotels Worldwide today announced it has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, “TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE”. Grammy® and Academy […]

Gay Dating Website & App Owners Join the Fight Against HIV
By October 22, 2014 Read More →

Gay Dating Website & App Owners Join the Fight Against HIV

SAN FRANCISCO- At a ground-breaking meeting with public health leaders, representatives of seven of the most popular gay dating websites and apps committed to taking steps to promote HIV/STI testing and reduce stigma associated with HIV infection. San Francisco AIDS Foundation in collaboration with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, released a report today detailing […]

Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation, the largest LGBTQ scholarship provider, accepting applications beginning November 1 LOS ANGELES – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of […]

Catholic synod: Gay rights groups ‘disappointed’
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

Catholic synod: Gay rights groups ‘disappointed’

Catholic gay rights groups say they are disappointed after bishops rejected proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, which had the Pope’s backing. The call to “accept and value” homosexuals was in a draft report, but failed to win the backing of two-thirds of the bishops at a synod in Rome. The final report says […]

UCC Victorious in Lawsuit as Judge Strikes Down North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

UCC Victorious in Lawsuit as Judge Strikes Down North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has struck down North Carolina’s marriage laws as unconstitutional, giving the United Church of Christ and its co-plaintiffs a monumental and historic victory for equality for all people. General Synod of the United Church of Christ et al vs. Cooper challenged the state’s Amendment One for violating the First […]

Vatican family review signals shift on homosexuality
By October 14, 2014 Read More →

Vatican family review signals shift on homosexuality

Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings on the family have called on the Church to adopt a more positive stance on homosexuality. A preliminary report written by bishops during a Vatican synod said homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer”. The report does not challenge the Church’s long-held opposition to same-sex […]

PAYING AN UNFAIR PRICE – Interview with Naomi Goldberg
By October 13, 2014 Read More →

PAYING AN UNFAIR PRICE – Interview with Naomi Goldberg

PAYING AN UNFAIR PRICE a new study that concludes that LGBT people face a greater economic burden in life than general population largely due to unfair laws that target the community.

Ninth-annual National LGBT History Month Project celebrates record success
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Ninth-annual National LGBT History Month Project celebrates record success

PHILADELPHIA -The birth of the modern LGBT-rights movement is largely thought to have originated at New York City’s Stonewall Inn in 1969. But, what few realize is that four years previously, a group of LGBT and gender-nonconforming people converged on a lunch counter at a Philadelphia diner called Dewey’s — demanding fair treatment of sexual […]