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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago |

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.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Apr 18, 2014


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.



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.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

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.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Modesto, CA

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.


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.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sports

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.


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.


WOZZ-FM Appleton

The Best Use of Drag in Movies

RuPaul's Drag Race has brought the drag subculture into the national spotlight. It has not only educated America on gay issues and the important distinction between drag queens, transvestites, and transgendered women, it also has provided the gay community with their own Super Bowl.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Transgender B. Scott Loses Discrimination Battle with BET

TMZ broke the story, Scott sued the network , claiming it humiliated him during the BET Awards last year by forcing him to change from women's clothes into men's clothes ... and then yanking him off the show entirely.



Hero Transgender Teen Fights Back After School Bans Him From Prom

How is it 2014 and some schools have still not received the memo that they can't make up arbitrary gender rules about proms? This was a settled legal matter years ago, and many schools have gotten really good at including LGBT kids in prom planning and yet somehow some principals are still messing it up.


Real Bollywood

KASHISH 2014 to screen foreign films on transgender issues

Mumbai, April 17: Films from Bangladesh, Britain, Spain and India, highlighting transgender issues, will be screened at the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, which will be held May 21-25.


Star of Mysore

Ashodaya Samithi welcomes SC verdict on transgender

Mysore, Apr. 17- Ashodaya Samithi, an organisation comprising female, male and transgender sex workers in city, has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling on transgenders.


SoCal sheriffs dept. focuses on transgender rights

For nearly a year, local gay, lesbian and transgender activists have been working with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in Southern California to come up with a policy on how to treat transgender suspects when they're arrested and incarcerated.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Riverside County, CA, Prison


Countries introduce gender-neutral policies for transgender community

An Indian transgender resident dances with others at an event to celebrate the Supreme Court judgement in Mumbai recognizing the "third-gender".


Related Topix: World News, India, Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Activism

Wed Apr 16, 2014


How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street

A transgender woman of color named Monica Jones was convicted last week for walking down the street.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, US News, Liberal Political News


Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

Diego Sanchez, the first openly transgender person to work as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill, helped to develop a new Justice Department program that trains law enforcement to be more sensitive to the needs of transgender people.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian


URI Breaks Ground on Gay and Lesbian Center

The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, University of Rhode Island, US Governors, Lincoln Chafee