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Posted by dlopezsanders@gmail.com on April 20, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Paul Kasonkomona, a gay HIV/AIDS activist in Zambia, has been released from a Lusaka prison, where he was being held for appearing in a live television broadcast, to urge the country’s leaders to decriminalize homosexuality.


However, Kasonkomona was also being denied access to his HIV medications, according to the BBC. “He was unlawfully held for more than 48 hours before being charged,” his attorneys at SNB Legal Services said in a statement, “and p...

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Violence inf the Face of Equality

Posted by dlopezsanders@gmail.com on April 20, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The February 4, 2012 ambush attack against Brandon White, 20 which was videotaped by one of his assailants, and later went viral on the WorldStarHipHop website, is the first Georgia case in which the sexual orientation clause of the federal hate crimes law was used. ”Violence against another person because of their sexual orientation has no place in our civilized society,” US Attorney Sally Quillian Yates stated. ”We are aggressively committed to prosecuting hate crimes.&#...

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LGBT Elders of Color Left Behind

Posted by dlopezsanders@gmail.com on April 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Report on the disparities for LGBT elders of color



[NEW YORK, NY] Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) today released Health Equity and LGBT Elders of Color, a new report that examines health disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people of color, and offers policy solutions in 10 areas to address these challenges. The report's release coincides with National Minority Health Month, an initiative...

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TIME 100- Most Influential includes Frank Ocean & the Obamas

Posted by dlopezsanders@gmail.com on April 20, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Time 100, which lists 100 people Time believes to be the most influential in the world, is now out. It includes obvious choices such as President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, but also gay fashion designer Michael Kors and gay singer Frank Ocean. However, the word "gay" does not appear with their entries.

The short text for each selection is written by other famous people. John Legend wrote the Ocean piece. Interesting, it says he came out, but not of what—for those who did...

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BOY SCOUTS; Yes to gay youth, NO to gay leaders

Posted by dlopezsanders@gmail.com on April 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is poised to remove its ban on openly gay scouts, the organization has announced. The ban on openly gay adult leaders, however, would remain.

After years of controversy surrounding the ban on openly gay scouts and leaders, the organization's executive committee has drafted a resolution "that would remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone and would maintain the current membership policy for all adult leaders o...

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