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Why We Have a Body

All-Female Comedy ‘Why We Have a Body’ Depicts Lovers, Sisters and Mothers Who Persisted

Claire Chafee's Why We Have a Body follows the lives of four women through snapshot monologues and short intimate scenes. Though the play originally opened in San Francisco in 1993, it is achingly in sync with the current political climate. ...
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Ads Featuring Asian Parents of LGBT Children Appear for the First Time on YouTube

Asian and South Asian LGBT youth face unique obstacles to coming out, including the fear of shaming and dishonoring their parents and ancestors. These cultural obstacles often lead to self-loathing, depression and suicide. ...
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Yes, Israeli Queers are Active Against the Occupation

To gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced by Queer Israelis who oppose the actions of Israel’s sectarian government, The Seattle Lesbian spoke to two veteran Jewish-Israeli activists who have long fought at the intersection of Queer rights and the rights of other groups marginalized by Israeli society. ...
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Proud Gay Police Officer Xavier Jugelé Killed in Paris, ISIS Takes Credit

Out and proud policeman Xavier Jugelé was killed Thursday evening after responding to a terrorist attack on Paris’s most famous boulevard, Champs-Élysées. ...
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Gay Rights Supporters Win Major Victory at the United Nations

The U.N. has worked to improve the rights of the LGBT community in recent years, but has repeatedly run into opposition from some member states - especially from countries in the Middle East and Africa as well as China and Russia. ...
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First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Underway

The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. ...
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Iran’s Treatment of Trans People: A Double Edged Sword

Iranian authorities firmly root trans experiences in pathological explanations, believing that it is a psychosexual disease. ...
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Gibraltar Votes Unanimously to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The Civil Marriage Amendment Bill 2016 was passed unanimously by the government in Gibraltar on October 26, 2016. ...
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Venezuelan Queer ‘Artivist’ Daniel Arzola Visits San Francisco

Daniel Arzola has been in his element since his graphic art series, "I'm Not A Joke" ("No Soy Tu Chiste") went viral in 2013. ...
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Sister Tilly Comes Again, a member of the group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, poses for a portrait before a charity fashion show entitled Project Nunway starts in San Francisco, December 2, 2012. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI) is a charity and street performance organization founded in 1979 which uses religious imagery to raise money for AIDS, LGBT-related causes, and mainstream community service organizations. Picture taken December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jana Asenbrennerova

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Exhibit Opens in Prague

Award-winning photojournalist Jana Ašenbrennerová’s exhibit, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, opened August 8 in Prague, Czech Republic. ...
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