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ABA launches Opening Doors Project on behalf of LGBT youth

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Mimi Laver, the Director of Legal Education at the ABA Center on Children and Law, has initiated the creation of an LGBT bullying and discrimination awareness campaign to educate legal professionals about the increasingly pertinent plight of underserved LGBT youth in America. Laver’s campaign, known as The Opening Doors Project, is the first national program […]

Gay prom queen crowned at Virginia high school

San Diego LGBT newspaper

No longer is the gay prom queen a figment of Glee plot lines and teen fantasy: Jake Boyer, an openly gay senior at Blacksburg High, took home the tiara this year in what he and others are counting as a resounding victory for LGBT equality. NBC Washington reports that Boyer, who came out earlier this […]

Old Navy to unveil line of gay pride T-shirts

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Mega clothing retailer Old Navy will sell gay pride T-shirts this year in an effort to discourage bullying and promote diversity among teens and young adults, both members of the store’s principle demographic. The T-shirts, which come in several different styles and bear messages including “Love Proudly” and “Pride 2011” along with rainbow-oriented graphics, will […]

Log Cabin Republicans announce top priority: “Our mission is to oust Obama”

The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), America’s largest gay and lesbian Republican organization, has just announced their priority to stop President Obama from being reelected in 2012. Plans to halt efforts reelecting Obama in 2012 are a reflection of a disappointing term for the LGBT community, according to Bob Kabel, Chairman of the District of Columbia […]

New guidelines support Transgender Federal Employees

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has praised the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today for publishing federally-supported guidance that aims to support transgender federal employees. Gender identity has already been added as one of the protected categories of the equal employment opportunity policy for Executive Branch positions, but the new guidelines on gender expression and […]

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again …

The smash musical Mamma Mia! has been playing to packed houses all over the world. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ show based on the songs of ABBA has played to more than 45 million people. Now Broadway/San Diego is presenting the show May 31 through June 5 at the Civic Theatre. The San Diego LGBT […]

Lady Gaga wows audience with dramatic fall for grand ‘American Idol’ Finale

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Last night’s American Idol finale was nothing short of amazing as Lady Gaga took the stage with her latest hit, “The Edge of Glory” – stunt in tow. The dramatic scene of a looming cliff made for a breathtaking backdrop as Miss Little Monster fell from its edges. Her hit song came to a halting […]

Brazil to ban gay or lesbian sex education videos

After viewing the videos for herself, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil will ban sex education videos depicting gay and lesbian video scenes. The educational videos, originally intended to overcome homophobic amongst the country, were deemed “unsuitable for youngsters,” according to reports from the BBC. The removal of the sex education videos come in wake of […]

Transgender clownfish and lesbian geckos teach California children a lesson in gender diversity

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Students at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. have learned a valuable lesson in gender diversity after Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum, introduced lessons on transgender clownish and single-sex geckos. The lessons were presented on behalf of a grant from the California Teacher’s Union and presented by the anti-bullying […]

Jillian Michaels pursues child adoption, replaced by Anna Kournikova on ‘Biggest Loser’

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Jillian Michaels to adopt child from Congo. Michaels has expressed attraction to both sexes in Ladies Home Journal; now prepares to start parenthood. | photo credit: Jillian Michaels Jillian Michaels surprised fans of NBC’s The Biggest Loser when she announced she will be leaving the show to pursue a family during the Season 11 finale. […]

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