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Jason Collins makes TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”

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Today, TIME Magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Among the notable inclusions was Jason Collins for his brave step decision to come out while still active in a major U.S. sports league. Chelsea Clinton, a friend of Collins’ since their days at Stanford University, wrote the article about [...]

Sri Lanka categorically rules out marriage between same-sex couples

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COLOMBO –  A federal government minister has categorically ruled out marriage between same-sex couples in the island nation of Sri Lanka, reports GayAsiaNews.com. The Sri Lankan government will not legalize gay marriages in Sri Lanka, said Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa according to  colombogazette.com. Speaking to newspaper editors in Colombo April 24, the minister said [...]

Scene Out: ‘Jazz’ and ‘Seduction’ in Palm Springs

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The Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs has grown over the years to one of the “must” weekends for women. This year there were several simultaneous events between April 3-6 and we had the opportunity to attend the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival hosted by L&G Events and A Touch of Seduction Latin, hip-hop and [...]

AT&T first in DiversityInc’s Top 10 companies for LGBT employees

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DiversityInc announced the results for its 14th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity rankings before a gathering of more than 750 attendees last evening at Cipriani Wall Street. More than a thousand public and privately held companies competed for spots on the coveted list. AT&T claimed the top spot in DiversityInc.’s 2014 Specialty Top 10 [...]

Singapore attorney general pressures gay man into withdrawing discrimination plea

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SINGAPORE — A former executive of a multinational department store has withdrawn his appeal of workplace discrimination after the attorney general called his plea frivolous and vexatious, reports GayAsiaNews.com. Lawrence Bernard Wee, 40, who was suing former employer Robinsons, has ended his quest to have the courts declare workplace discrimination against gay men unconstitutional by [...]

Boy Scouts of America revokes church’s charter after church stands with openly gay scoutmaster

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WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, is calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end its longstanding discriminatory ban on gay adults in Scouting and reinstate Rainier Beach United Methodist Church’s charter.  In March, BSA leaders fired Geoff McGrath, 49, leader of Troop 98 in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood after he came out as [...]

Magnolia, Miss. passes pro-LGBT resolution

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Last night Magnolia, Miss. passed a resolution 3-2 recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).  Magnolia joins three other Mississippi cities – Starkville, Hattiesburg and Oxford – which all passed similar resolutions earlier this year. “Like so many cities across America, Magnolia, [...]

Jodie Foster marries Alexandra Hedison

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Actress and filmmaker, Jodie Foster  tied the knot with her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, a rep for Foster confirmed to CNN. According to E! Online, which first reported the news, Foster and Hedison had been dating for almost a year. The entertainment site took note of the relationship last September after photos surfaced [...]

Brooklyn bar owner sues to convert business into gay, lesbian watering hole.

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When John McGillion first purchased Lulu’s in the Greenpoint neighborhood of northern Brooklyn, he had no idea that less than 10 years later it would become an up-and-coming neighborhood with an increasingly diverse gay and lesbian population. After all, Greenpoint’s history points to a large farming community mostly owned and tilled by first- and second-generation [...]

John O’Connor to step down as EQCA executive director

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LOS ANGELES — Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization in California, announced today that its executive director, John O’Connor, will step down in July following a successful, 18-month tenure leading EQCA through a period of extensive organizational transition. EQCA also announced that board member Rick Zbur, a senior partner [...]

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