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3 hrs ago | The Advocate

Metro Council members, from left, Ryan heck, Denise Marcelle and John Delgado.

After hours of passionate back-and-forth about a proposed ban on discrimination against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Baton Rouge Metro Council adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m. without voting.


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7 hrs ago |

Vancouver Catholic schools adopt policy for transgender students after human rights complaint

The archdiocese policy says students who request to be accommodated will be assigned a case management team that will come up with a plan to give the students what they need.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

11 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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15 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

NY agencies collecting more gender data

State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo says will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, New York

19 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Obama grants gay and transgender employees US bias protection

President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the US government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Complaints lead to policy changes for state transgender employees



Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules

Following President Barack Obama's signing of an executive order Monday expanding protections for federal workers and contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Labor Department has 90 days to issue regulations for how employers must comply.


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Canadian Business Magazine

Exxon Mobil says it will comply with new federal protections for gay, transgender workers

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn't saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies.


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MSU Gets Anonymous $1 Million Gift for Gay Center

An anonymous gift of $1 million will expand programs at Michigan State University's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center.


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CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Las Vegas, NV


GLAAD Slams Hollywood for Poor Portrayal of LGBT Community

GLAAD is criticizing Hollywood's portrayal of the LGBT community in a new report this week , saying filmmakers are failing to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.


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WBEZ-FM Chicago

Billboards demand respect for transgender women

A pair of anonymous high-heel clad legs is paired with this message: "She's just walking, not working.


WIS-TV Columbia

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Gay/Lesbian, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News

KHOU-TV Houston

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, UC San Francisco

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Denver Westword

Kelly Shortandqueer on zines, storytelling and his transgender insurance-claim victory

Kelly Shortandqueer has been a staple in Denver's creative community for over a decade.


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AIDS experts blast countries with anti-gay laws

Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that allow the spread of HIV.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WFAA-TV Dallas

Police union: Video shows woman attacked officer

More pictures and video have surfaced showing what happened before a city officer punched a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival last month, which the city's police union contends show the officer was justified.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gay/Lesbian

Whittier Daily News

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender government workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American ... (more)


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Healthcare Law


Several Idaho Gay Rights Activists to be Sentenced

Nearly two dozen gay rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse are set to be sentenced in Boise's 4th District Court.


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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Obama is signing executive orders that will prohibit employment discrimination against those workers by the federal government and its contracting agencies.