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Twitter to censor content strikes concern for international gay communities

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Twitter announced Thursday that it will begin to restrict Tweets based on content in specific countries. Ranging from “pro-Nazi” to possibly gay-centric content, the social platform said on their official blog they would allow content to be censored depending on the country’s speech policies. “As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that […]

HUD non-discrimination regulations protect LGBT people and families

WASHINGTON – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced new regulations aimed at addressing discrimination in federal housing programs would become official this week. The draft regulations were announced in January 2011 and Secretary Donovan made the announcement today at the Creating Change conference in Baltimore. “The new regulations from HUD will help protect […]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker blasts gay marriage referendum

Gay marriage in New Jersey has taken a swing into the right direction after Newark Mayor Cory Booker  blasted the state governor’s decision to leave the question of gay marriage up to a referendum. “Dear God, we should not put civil rights issues to a popular vote to be subject to the sentiments and passions […]

City Rejects $150k Pride Festival Unlawful Arrest Claim

The City of San Diego has declined to pay $150,000 to a local man who says his civil rights were violated during a controversial arrest for alleged public nudity at last year’s San Diego Pride Festival. As reported in the Dec. 1, 2011 print edition of of San Diego LGBT Weekly, San Diego police with involvement […]

Community gathers to find serial arsonist in UH

Administrators, parents, faculty and students at Alice Birney Elementary School in University Heights won’t know for a while whether the school’s cafeteria-auditorium will reopen during the current school year after it was damaged by someone police are calling a serial arsonist. That information was shared during a community meeting, at which Principal Amanda Hammond-Williams joined […]

Trans advocates criticize Tennessee Rep. Floyd

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee state Rep. Richard Floyd (R) has been criticized for saying he would “stomp a mudhole” into a transgender person who tried to use a proper dressing room. Floyd is a sponsor of a bill that would prevent transgender people from accessing facilities that correspond with their gender identities. According to the […]

Maryland hospital denies spouse visitation rights

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md. has come under fire for its policies and practices related to hospital visitation. Nov. 13, 2011, Kathryn Wilderotter was admitted to the hospital following a car accident. When Linda Cole, her legal spouse and partner of 11 years, arrived, she was reportedly not recognized […]

Education: It ain’t like it used to be

My expectancy of a certain level of general knowledge is too often sadly unmet as happened this morning with a call to an un-named international airline to change the layover time on a United flight from Tokyo to San Diego via San Francisco. There was only a one and a half hour layover before departure […]


It’s getting dirty out there … again

My mom just celebrated another birthday (my father died of Alzheimer’s) and she has never been in a hospital and is still driving. People, politics and opinions The three Republicans who are running for mayor (Dumanis, DeMaio and Fletcher ) recently took part in a GOP debate and Nathan Fletcher went after DeMaio for using […]

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