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Women’s Rights Icons, Friends Remember Anthony Bourdain

Travel
Popular or not, Anthony Bourdain didn’t seem to care. He was focused, even as celebrity completely altered his life in an instant, on doing his work in an authentic and truthful way. And he stood up for women - without wanting to be named. ...
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Grenell Wants to ‘Empower’ European Conservatives

Richard Grenell
International
The gay Republican ambassador's comments were published in two different articles by right-wing news site Breitbart over the weekend. ...
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Standing Ovations for Kendell, Confidence in NCLR’s Future

Outgoing National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, right, enjoying a moment with the Human Rights Campaign’s Director of Public Education and Research Ashland Johnson, left, at the 41st annual NCLR Gala at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, May 19, 2018. Photo: NCLR
National
It was a night to party. It was a night to say goodbye. It was a night to raise a lot of money for LGBT rights. It all happened in one amazing Saturday night at the NCLR sold out 41st annual dinner gala and party at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on May 19. ...
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Bi-National Same-Sex Couples Fight for Children’s Citizenship

Bi-national spouses Elad, left background, and Andrew, right background, are fighting the U.S. State Department for U.S. citizenship for their son, Ethan, right foreground, who is in the states on an expired tourist visa, so he can be with his twin brother Aiden, left foreground, who was recognized as a U.S. citizen. Photo: Ashli Shapiro of Images of Life by Ashli
National
A Los Angeles bi-national gay couple are suing the United States State Department for denying one of their young twin sons citizenship. They are one of two bi-national couples who filed two separate cases against the department claiming discrimination. ...
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Cher to Headline Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018

Entertainment Travel
Gay icon Cher is set to headline the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras party March 3. ...
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Redux: India’s Highest Court Could Reverse Gay Ban

Although it’s been a long fight for their rights, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in India is holding on to hope. Photo: The Better India
International
India’s Supreme Court ordered a review of Section 377 of the country’s Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in the South Asian country. ...
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Bulgarian Lesbian Couple Take Marriage Equality Case to EU

Bulgaria Pride event in the country’s capital city Sofia. Photo: Human Rights Watch
International
If the women win their case it could set a precedent for recognition of same-sex marriage by a EU court forcing Bulgaria to recognize the women’s marriage. ...
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China’s Media Censorship Ban Challenged

Chinese LGBTQI community take to Shanghai’s streets for the city’s annual Pride event. Photo: AFP
International
The policy bans service providers from releasing programs that “present abnormal sexual relations or behavior,” such as incest, homosexual relations, sexual harassment and sexual violence calling the content “pornographic and vulgar” in the new policy went into effect in July. ...
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LGBTs Mobilizing to Aid Queer Fire Survivors

Rainbow World Fund’s bus parked at the former site of the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa after volunteers delivered supplies to fire victims October 22, 2017. Photo: Rainbow World Fund
National
More than 20 LGBTs throughout Sonoma County, including heads of some of its LGBT organizations, met October 19 to come up with solutions to aid queer survivors of the wildfires. ...
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LGBT Locals Begin Returning Home After Fires

National
North Bay LGBTs hit hard by the firestorm that ripped through the heart of wine country began returning home as evacuation orders were lifted and firefighters gained control ...
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