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3 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Chocolate fundraiser to benefit Pride Festival, fire museum

Hoping dozens of victims succumb to "Death by Chocolate," two local restaurateurs and community activists hope to bring new life to charitable events next week.

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7 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

I love India for its progressive attitude to gender: Xxxora

British artist Xxxora breaks barriers and boundaries with her edgy artworks themed on transgenderism as she urges people to look beyond gender stereotypes I was born in London and have lived here all my life.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Queerty

Puerto Rican Trans Doc "Mala Mala" Premieres to Standing Ovation at Tribeca Film Fest

Mala Mala , a bold new documentary about Puerto Rico's diverse trans scene, received a standing ovation after its world premiere last night at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, where it's one of just 12 films competing in this year's World Documentary Competition.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Now, transgenders will vote with their heads held high

It has taken them over 60 years and more than a dozen general elections to be recognised for who they are.

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EDGE

UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

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Towleroad

Transgender Police Officer Running for Oklahoma House Seat: VIDEO

Paula Sophia is running for house district 88 after spending twenty-two years on the Oklahoma city police force.

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Suria

Indian transgender stands for office...

With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering Indian transgender is campaigning in her southern hometown for a seat in parliament, just days after the country's highest court recognised "third gender" people.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Family searches for stolen ring of daughter killed in 2013 Jeep show

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

Edmonton Journal

Iceland's gold rush: Tourist trade booms, but will it bust?

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Iceland, Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Canada

Vancouver Sun

Transforming Tamara

Tamara Loyer battled homelessness, drug addiction and poor health for 30 years, always feeling like a woman trapped in a man's body.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, North America, Canada, World News

Edmonton Journal

Stabbing deaths leave horrified city to wonder 'Why?'

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

KQED

Transgender Activist's Death Opens Political Battle

Death certificates are typically pretty boring documents. A box for name, a box for date, a box for place and time, for cause of death.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Wedding, Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

Examiner.com

Military same-sex marriages fight battles off base

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals saw a legal argument filed Thursday from supporters on behalf of same-sex military families.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

EDGE

Groups Rally Against D.C.'s 'Prostitution-Free Zones'

About 20 community activists and advocates rallied Friday outside the John A. Wilson Building, which houses the mayor's office and the D.C. Council chambers, to call for the repeal of ''prostitution-free zones'' , which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people, particularly transgender women of color.

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EDGE

Putin Would Be Proud: 'No Homo Promo' Laws Around the Nation

In a piece that Russian lawmakers might very well call "gay propaganda," The Mirror brings you nine U.S. states that have similar anti-gay laws - or what Russian lawmakers would approvingly nod their heads at.

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The Modesto Bee

Judge disappoints foes of transgender rights law

Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley on Friday granted the state's request to quash subpoenas issued on behalf of Privacy for All Students, which sought to repeal a new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools.

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WNYC-AM New York

A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, World News, India, Watches

The Washington Post

a Inside the fight for marriage equalitya

" Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality " by Jo Becker is a riveting account of how California's Proposition 8 , which outlawed same-sex marriage there, went from voter passage in 2008 to Supreme Court invalidation in 2013.

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The Hartford Courant

Talks Begin Privately To Move Transgender Youth Out Of Prison

Attempt To Broker Age-Appropriate Solution; Katz Responds With criticism mounting each day a transgender girl stays in adult prison with no criminal charges, advocates and officials with the Department of Children and Families are starting to talk privately about getting the 16-year-old out of prison and crafting a suitable treatment program.

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The Badger Herald Online

Transgender activist highlights importance of self-acceptance, identity

As an activist, a leader and an advocate, Janet Mock took her audience through her journey of self-acceptance in a talk on campus Wednesday, telling students to stay true to their identity.

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