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AIDS Awareness Month: A Plea for Personal Responsibility Over Blaming Bisexual Men

AIDS Awareness Month: A Plea for Personal Responsibility Over Blaming Bisexual Men
The following post was originally published by Arielle Loren via Clutch Magazine. The piece is a powerful one, advocating for education, safe sex, and honesty regarding our sexual activities. Arielle Loren is a staunch advocate for taking the “blame game” out of sex and erradicating the...
December 14th, 2010 | World | Read More

Nov. 20 — International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 20 — International Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight...
November 10th, 2010 | Read More

Australian military welcomes transgender servicemembers

Australian military welcomes transgender servicemembers
The Australian military announced on Monday that transgender men and women would no longer be banned from serving in the country’s armed forces. “Chief of the Defence Force Angus Houston issued an instruction Monday revoking the policy that effectively banned transgender service members....
September 16th, 2010 | Read More

Saudi Arabian diplomat seeks asylum in U.S., fears for his life

Saudi Arabian diplomat seeks asylum in U.S., fears for his life
A ranking Saudi diplomat told NBC News that he has asked for political asylum in the United States, saying he fears for his life if he is forced to return to his native country. The diplomat, Ali Ahmad Asseri, the first secretary of the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles, has informed U.S. Department of...
September 13th, 2010 | Read More

France: Gay-themed McDonald’s ad is all the rage

France: Gay-themed McDonald’s ad is all the rage
A gay-themed McDonald’s television ad is stirring up controversy as people question whether the ad is inappropriate, or long overdue in its depiction of young homosexuals. A McDonald’s Australia spokeswoman said the advertisement was one in a series of clips produced under the “come...
June 4th, 2010 | Read More

AIDS Fight in Africa sees setbacks and challenges

AIDS Fight in Africa sees setbacks and challenges
(Johannesburg) Doctors are being forced to turn away people with HIV/AIDS – meaning they will fall ill and almost certainly die – in eight African countries as donors cut funding amid the global economic meltdown, an aid group said Thursday. Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, called...
June 1st, 2010 | Read More

Malawi’s president: pardon and release gay couple

Malawi’s president: pardon and release gay couple
BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi’s president on Saturday pardoned and ordered the release of a gay couple sentenced to 14 years in prison, but said that homosexuality remains illegal in this conservative southern African nation. Malawi has faced international condemnation for the conviction and harsh...
May 29th, 2010 | Read More

Did you hear?!?!

Did you hear?!?!
Yesterday was International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia. Here are three of my favorite headlines/stories from around the world: 3. Jamaica: Gay protest at Emancipation Park Known for extreme cases of hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, Jamaica has long since...
May 18th, 2010 | Read More

Pres. Obama criticizes Arizona’s new immigration law

Pres. Obama criticizes Arizona’s new immigration law
“I don’t want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn’t solve the problem. I want us to get together, get the best ideas on both sides, work this through. And when it’s ready to go, let’s move. But I think we need to start a process at least to open up...
April 30th, 2010 | Read More

United Nations reviews progress in Human Rights cause, HRC submits report on U.S. Human Rights climate

United Nations reviews progress in Human Rights cause, HRC submits report on U.S. Human Rights climate
Last week, the Human Rights Campaign submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The report highlighted areas of much-needed improvement in the United States domestic human rights policy. It focused on deterring LGBT hate crimes, prohibiting...
April 26th, 2010 | Read More

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