30 June 2014

Supreme Court clears ban on gay conversion therapy

Lisa Leff
www.visaliatimesdelta.com

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ezs note: Apart from the universal acceptance of gay marriage, this may be the most significant ruling by the Supreme Court. Even Justices Thomas and Scalia called it crap.  Another quack bites the dust!

It’s A Celebration! The Best Pics From Pride Parades Around The Nation

aminajade
http://globalgrind.com

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Medicaid Doesn't Cover Transgender Health Care in New York—Yet.

Nicole Pasulka
http://www.takepart.com

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US: Supreme Court rules that religious freedom applies to businesses (UK)

Nick Duffy
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/

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Anti-discrimination task force reports back to council

Thomas Gounley
http://www.news-leader.com

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29 June 2014

Punjab to comply with Supreme Court directions on transgender welfare (India)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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1.5 Million People Attend 44th Annual Pride Parade in San Francisco

http://www.nbcbayarea.com

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Obama takes gay rights global, despite an uncertain welcome

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Catholics march in Pride Parade: 'This is all about justice'

Manya Brachear Pashman
http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Thousands turn out for Istanbul gay parade (Australia)

http://www.sbs.com.au/

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28 June 2014

A Glimpse of Gay Pride in the 1950s

JASE PEEPLES
http://www.advocate.com


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ezs note: Be sure to click on "ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives" at the very beginning of the article.  You'll be quite impressed!

Azusa, California

Credit: http://route66trips.com/

27 June 2014

LGBTQ communities speak out after person found shot to death

Emily Wood
http://www.wlwt.com


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ezs note:  Sadly another transgender woman was murdered today, this time in Cincinnati.  If you live or work in the greater Cincinnati area, and you have information about Tiff Edwards' murder (original name: DeAndre Edwards) please notify the police IMMEDIATELY!!! Or call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

Fundraiser to feature comedy, jazz

CHRYSTAL ALEGRIA
http://www.pe.com


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David Cameron: Same-sex marriage is just one reason to celebrate this Pride in London (UK)

David Cameron
http://www.pinknews.co.uk


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Jewlyes Gutierrez: Mother of Bullied Transgender Teen Talks About Daughter's Journey

David-Elijah Nahmod
http://blogs.sfweekly.com


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26 June 2014

Mamet fails to grasp essence of theatre, objects to transgender role (Canada)

RUSSELL SMITH
http://www.theglobeandmail.com

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Meyer Memorial Trust, Sexual Assault Services Program fund The Harbor

http://www.dailyastorian.com


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ezs note:  Please, if you or someone you know is being assaulted, get help RIGHT AWAY! 

The Top 175 Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers

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ezs  note: Here's a hint for you - I LOVE movies!  Great movies, so-so movies, even stinkers - I love 'em all!  This blog contains 175 of the greatest LGBT movies of all time. Yeah, you'll grouse over a few  that made it and a few that didn't, but, hell, that's half the fun of lists!  My personal favorite was Ma Vie En Rose (My Life In Pink), starring Georges  DuFresne. Please - give this list a look!

5 Ways DOMA’s Demise Changed the Finances of Same-Sex Married Couples (Mine Included)

Stuart Armstrong II
http://time.com


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25 June 2014

When, oh when, will the silliness end?

Credit: www.glasbergen.com

On this day, it happened - twice.  Both Utah and Indiana struck out.  Indiana had its first same-sex marriage a few hours later.  Now, I understand the feelings these attorneys general must have.  (Mind you, I don't agree with them - I just understand them.)  However, when you put your pants on and and head to the office, your priorities change.  In fact, to do your job worthily, they must change.  Otherwise, get a job at a liquor store or something.

This isn't the type of job akin to a knight, mounting his trusty steed and given a lance.  When  court after court disagrees with you (including the Supreme Court) after awhile you just look like a silly nobody rather than a courageous attorney.

You've fought the good fight.  You've said your peace.  But now, the time has really come.  Let us be married.

Students rise in defense of equality, and inspire the community

Lindsay Sauvageau
http://www.leominsterchamp.com


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Pride Week Victory: WA State Bans Exclusions for Transgender Health Coverage

DOMINIC HOLDEN
http://www.thestranger.com

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Millington Naval Base Will Hold LGBT Pride Event

BIANCA PHILLIPS
http://www.memphisflyer.com


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What's in an abbreviation? WorldPride 2014 organizers go long (Canada)

Laura Armstrong
http://www.thestar.com


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Biden: Protecting gay rights defines a nation as civilized (Canada)

Jim Kuhnhenn
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca


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24 June 2014

Leonard Pitts: ‘Maybe we all have to come out’

LEONARD PITTS JR.
http://www.sanluisobispo.com


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From merely awkward to truly troubling: Questions trans people face - and how they answer (Canada)

Leanne Italie
http://www.windsorstar.com

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Trans activist Brackett to speak at Frederick Pride

Steve Charing
http://www.washingtonblade.com


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Jailed Connecticut transgender teen moved to psych center

http://www.nhregister.com

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ezs note:  GOOD. I'm glad she is in a proper facility which meets her needs.

23 June 2014

A vulnerable section (India)

Dar Akhter Rasool
http://www.greaterkashmir.com

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A transformative change

Jeremy C. Fox
http://www.bostonglobe.com


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Here's 4 Great Latin & South American Queer Films Currently Screening At Frameline

GARY M. KRAMER
http://blogs.indiewire.com


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American sanctions hit Uganda’s ‘most vulnerable’ hardest

http://lgbtweekly.com

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Activists, authorities disagree on gender identity after Upstate boy forced to remove makeup for DMV photo

Andrew Knapp
http://www.postandcourier.com

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22 June 2014

Why Pride Is Not a Choice, But Necessary to Our Survival

Allison Hope
http://www.huffingtonpost.com


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Equality celebrated at Rocket City Pride

 Vincent Crivelli
http://www.waff.com


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Transgender Priest Compares LGBTQ Oppression To Persecution Of Jesus

http://www.inquisitr.com


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Pride-SWFL picnic marks second year

Michael Braun
http://www.news-press.com


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Police Seek Suspect in Sex Assault of Transgender Female

http://www.csnbaltimore.com


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ezs note: Police got a lucky break this time.  The transgender woman got a number of clues as she was being raped.The suspect was driving a gold four-door Lexus, possibly an ES 350.  This took place in the Washington DC area.  If you see the car, do NOT encounter the suspect, but contact the police IMMEDIATELY!!!  The phone number for the police is 202-727-9099.

21 June 2014

Chattahoochee Valley foundation hosts first gay pride event

Sara Lim
http://www.wtvm.com


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Without Fanfare, Obama Advances Transgender Rights

LISA LEFF
http://abcnews.go.com


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45 Trailblazers Who Changed The World, From Pride 1969 To Pride 2014

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Transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral

Amy Himmelberg
http://kansasfirstnews.com


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Toronto's gay community choir wants you to sing along (Canada)

Natalia Manzocco
http://www.blogto.com


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Telford, Telford on Wrekin, England, UK

Credit:  avanews.net

20 June 2014

Ordinance creates opportunity for all in Sterling Heights

Jeff Payne
 http://www.macombdaily.com

We Are All Equal; And When We Are Not, It's Time to Step Up

Marianne Mollmann
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

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Uganda defiant at US sanctions over 'vile' anti-gay law

http://www.globalpost.com

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ezs note:  Keep the pressure UP!  Let the ambassador that you will not countenance such vile and monstrous laws being  passed, and let your Congressperson know that letters or e-mails do make a difference!  Change Uganda's mind!

Vigil to be held Sunday in honor of transgender victim

Cristela Guerra
http://www.news-press.com

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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Yaz'min, and to her friends and family, know that your loss is our loss.  If you live or work in the Fort Myers area, and you have information about this murder, please bring this to the attention of police IMMEDIATELY!!!

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SPEAKS AT LGBT PRIDE EVENT AT STATE DEPARTMENT: VIDEO

Andy Towle
http://www.towleroad.com


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19 June 2014

Views About Transgendered That Are Stuck In the Past

Lucian McMahon (among others)
http://online.wsj.com


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Just Do Art, Pride Special

Scott Stiffler
http://www.downtownexpress.com

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HRC Statement on White House Uganda Announcement

http://www.hrc.org

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ezs note:  Be sure you contact your Congressperson and let him/her that you would like to see Uganda's "anti-homosexuality" law REPEALED.  For more info, contact www.house.gov.  YOU can make a difference.

Friday's gay-pride parade to celebrate Stonewall Riots

Sheldon S. Shafer
http://www.courier-journal.com

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18 June 2014

Luxembourg approves same sex marriage

http://www.mysuncoast.com

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A Positive View of LGBTQ and Living Out Islam: There Is Magic All Around

Janet Mason
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

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Inclusive policy for transgenders (India)

Rohith B R
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com


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What Hillary Clinton Said About LGBT Rights That You Need to Hear

Sarah S. Kilborne
www.huffingtonpost.com

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California Assembly leader, a lesbian, says fight for gay acceptance continues in small towns

FENIT NIRAPPIL
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com


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17 June 2014

In Our Opinion... (Canada)

THE PROVINCE
http://www.theprovince.com

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Capital City shows its Pride this weekend

MOLLY GILMORE
http://www.theolympian.com

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At Flag Raising, Miner Calls on State Senate to Pass Transgender Bill

http://centralny.twcnews.com

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S.C. Teenager Told to Remove Makeup to Take License Photo

Sunnivie Brydum
http://www.advocate.com

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Alex Neve and Amanda Ryan: Human-rights victory draws close for transgender Canadians (Canada)

Alex Neve and Amanda Ryan
http://ottawacitizen.com

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16 June 2014

15 June 2014

Edmonton boy receives gender-amended birth certificate at mayor’s pride brunch (Canada)

Caley Ramsay
http://globalnews.ca

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Accomplishments focus of this year’s Pride Week (Canada)

Amanda Jess
http://www.ngnews.ca

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Transgender Woman Files Complaint Over Slur Printed on Check

C.A. Pinkham
http://kitchenette.jezebel.com


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Stage success a dream come true for students (New Zealand)

Imran Ali
http://www.nzherald.co.nz


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14 June 2014

The Battle for Gay Asylum

Joel Millman
http://online.wsj.com

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ezs note: This is an excellent long piece written for the Wall Street Journal.  Read it, if you can.

Judge in Connecticut cancels hearing on jailed transgender teen

http://www.nhregister.com

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ezs note:  I'm still waiting, Governor Malloy... *ahem*...

Gay Muslims Come Out In Toronto Photo Exhibit, 'Just Me And Allah'

Omar Sacirbey
http://www.huffingtonpost.com


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At 44th annual Boston Pride Parade, a city celebrates

Claire McNeill
Dan Adams
http://www.bostonglobe.com


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US: LGBT groups drop support of anti-discrimination law ENDA over ‘religious freedom’ exemption (UK)

Nick Duffy
http://www.pinknews.co.uk

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Edmonton, Alberta

Credit:  pica-pica.wcgames.ru

13 June 2014

Perry criticized for comparing homosexuality with alcoholism

 MAGGIE GALEHOUSE
http://www.mrt.com


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ezs note:  No matter what you may hear, being LGB or T does not cause conditions similar to alcoholism.  However, having to hear knuckleheads like Rick Perry might.  Science has shown that registering to vote and then voting does definitely put a smile on one's face.  Urging friends and relatives to vote only increases the chances for health.  Remember - there is help!

West Contra Costa board appoints principals for Hercules secondary schools

Theresa Harrington
http://www.contracostatimes.com


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Vigil To Be Held For Transgender Woman Found Dead Behind Anaheim Dairy Queen

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com

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ezs note:  Sadly, yet one more transgender woman is gone.  If you have information about the murder of Zoraida Reyes (legal name is Cesar Reyes), please call the Anaheim Police Department immediately. 

11 June 2014

Who will make the change?

Credit:  oneoldvet.com

By now, Americans and those around the world who are political buffs are shocked by Eric Cantor's loss.  What happened to him?  There are those among the pundits who say the major issue is immigration, but I think it's more than that.  I think that there was a deep disaffection among the vox populi , and immigration was just the fuse which blew Cantor's chances.

However, this is really moot, since Cantor's chances are those of a beached whale.

I think you have a much better chance.  From a gay man beaten by thugs in the Motor City, to a transgender woman forced into slavery for two years, to a dimwitted Congressman from Texas spewing forth his garbage, to a candidate in Oklahoma who likes the idea of stoning LGBTQ people to death (it's in the bible, you know), I'd be highly pissed myself.

But first you have to be enrolled.

And then you have to vote.

C'mon, you can make a difference.  And maybe change the world.

BREAKING: This New Jersey Rep. Just Became the 8th Republican to Cosponsor ENDA

 SUNNIVIE BRYDUM
http://www.advocate.com


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Laverne Cox Schools Wendy Williams in ‘Trans101′

 J. Wolffe
http://lezgetreal.com



New president: Southern Baptist won't change its stance on gay marriage, transgender identity

 JULIET LINDERMAN
http://www.therepublic.com

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ezs note:  Awwww...what a cute couple!  Oh, wait... they're pastors... riiiight...

:-)

EEOC: State violated rights of transgender woman

http://thegardenisland.com


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Md. Senate campaign between Madaleno, Beyer grows heated

Michael K. Lavers
http://www.washingtonblade.com


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06 June 2014

Holyoke gay pride march brings out 80 people with remarks urging 'heart,' 'equality'

 Mike Plaisance
http://www.masslive.com

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Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations

 PARKER MARIE MOLLOY
http://www.advocate.com

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Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban struck down

 Mary Spicuzza
http://host.madison.com

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ezs note:  Okay, this is getting old... but it's STILL GREAT!!!

Out of the shadows: Striking pictures of transgender Cubans shed light on struggles and triumphs of the communist country's oppressed LGBT community (UK)

 SNEJANA FARBEROV
http://www.dailymail.co.uk


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Transgender woman enslaved, tortured in central Louisiana, newspapers say; three arrested

Drew Broach
http://www.nola.com


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ezs note:  What can I say, except that this crime is unutterably ghoulish.  Fortunately, the cretins have been caught.  If you see a crime such as this, call the police ###NOW###.

04 June 2014

Supreme Court allows Oregon marriages to continue

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com


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Anti-Violence Report Shows Decline In Reporting Survivors - A More Tolerant Michigan Not The Case

A.J. Trager
http://www.pridesource.com


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ezs note:  If you are a transgender woman or man, and you are being battered, don't wait for things to "get better".  Call the police NOW.

The Colbert Report Takes on Trans Medicare Coverage

 PARKER MARIE MOLLOY
http://www.advocate.com


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Singing For Change: Transgender Musicians Push For Equality, Acceptance Through Song

Ali Killian
http://propertyofzack.com


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Domestic violence in Tennessee drops 5.7 percent

Brian Haas
http://www.tennessean.com

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02 June 2014

Sharing The Stories Of Pittsburgh's Transgender Community

Transgender rights: Nice editorial on Baltimore Sun site (Canada)

Jillian Page
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com


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Facebook Celebrates Pride Month With Rainbow Emojis

 RHEANA MURRAY
http://abcnews.go.com


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San Mateo County To Vote On Creating First LGBTQ Commission In California

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com


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I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love

Andy Marra
http://jezebel.com


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01 June 2014

WATCH: Web Series Brothers Explores Lives of Transgender Men

 MITCH KELLAWAY
http://www.advocate.com


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The Death of Stormé DeLarverie Shouldn’t be the Death of Her Legacy

Thomas Alberts
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com


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ezs note:  Rest in peace, Storme DeLarverie...

Vienna rides Conchita wave with AIDS charity ball

Derek Brooks
http://news.yahoo.com


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Israel Parade celebrates diversity, nation state's founding

EMILY NGO
http://www.newsday.com

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Opponents Fall Short In Effort To Repeal New Maryland Transgender Protections

Tony Merevick
http://www.buzzfeed.com


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ezs note: To all those who helped squash this odious repeal, THANK YOU!!!