Archives for August 2013

Monthly Archives: August 2013

Top News National

US Olympian Dedicates Silver to Gay Friends

Two-time U.S. Olympian Nick Symmonds not only won a silver medal in the 800 meter race last week at the IAFF World Athletics Championships in Moscow, but he decided to dedicate his medal to his gay and lesbian friends. ...
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Top News Health National

Ninth Circuit Upholds Law Banning ‘Ex-Gay Therapy’

Efforts to change a young person's sexual orientation pose critical health risks, including depression, shame, decreased self-esteem, social withdrawal, substance abuse, self-harm and suicide. ...
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Travel

Caitlin Laman’s Cocktail Hour

It was all about good times and picking up easy work for Caitlin Laman until she landed in San Francisco four years ago. ...
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Top News Health National

Medicare Advantage to Recognize LGBT Spouses

Seniors with Medicare Advantage previously may have faced the choice of receiving coverage in a nursing home away from their same-sex spouse, or dis-enrolling from the Medicare Advantage plan which would have meant paying more out-of-pocket for care in the same nursing home as their same-sex spouse. ...
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Top News National

Federal Taxes: All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Eligible!

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Thursday ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. ...
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Top News International

Gay Supporters in Amsterdam Protest Russian Law

The gay rights supporters gathered in Amsterdam's largest square carrying signs, waving flags and chanting "Putin Out" with an huge blow-up doll looking like Russian president Vladimir Putin, draped in a rainbow flag. ...
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Top News National

Bishop Silva: Gay Discrimination ‘Just’ in Hawaii

Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie said last week that he was "very likely" to call a special session to consider making Hawaii the 15th U.S. jurisdiction to embrace marriage equality. However, Hawaii will not recognize same-sex marriages if Bishop Larry Silva has anything to do with it. ...
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Top News National

Highlight: Marriage Equality Story Center Launched

The stories highlight the house divided created by the denial of marriage, with those in freedom to marry states now respected for federal and state marriage protections while those living in discriminating states are denied respect, state protections, and even some federal protections. ...
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Top News Health International

Israeli Lesbian Couple Refused Surrogacy Procedure

Have you ever met a homosexual surrogate mother in Israel? Probably not, because it's illegal. ...
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Travel

Downtown Bangkok Hotel Welcomes LGBT Travelers

With the number of LGBT travelers to Bangkok steadily on the rise, Sathorn Vista, Bangkok is committed to extending the same level of service and sensitivity to all of its guests. And with its designation as a LGBT-friendly hotel within the IGLTA network, that commitment has been further solidified. ...
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