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Highlights on Rick Santorum’s anti-LGBT record (VIDEO)

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Rick Santorum has opposed LGBT equality for nearly his entire career, beginning with his campaign for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. As Santorum announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination the Human Rights Campaign released a video highlighting  Santorum, in his own words, using harmful rhetoric to oppose LGBT equality. [...]

Marco Rubio plays the victim, says marriage equality is a ‘clear and present danger’

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David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network reported on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s latest anti-LGBT broadside where Rubio tries to play the victim for opposing marriage equality, writes Brandon Lorenz on the HRC Blog. “Today, his deep faith drives public policy positions on social issues such as traditional marriage,” Brody wrote. In the interview, Rubio played [...]

Transgender Law Center and Equality California Institute launch coalition to educate public on transgender issues

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LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND — Transgender Law Center and Equality California Institute are launching a coalition to implement a statewide public education campaign to combat widespread public misunderstanding about transgender and gender nonconforming people and the issues they face. The coalition will include other LGBT and civil rights organizations as well as groups serving communities [...]

Special edition of ‘The Gay Groom’s Guide’ is now available!

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LOS ANGELES — A special edition of the best-seller The Gay Groom’s Guide by Robert E. Blackmon has been released and is available through Amazon and Lulu.com. Blackmon’s new special edition of his headline-making book features never before seen photos, step-by-step examples and information that will assist any engaged couple in planning their perfect wedding, [...]

Frank Kameny to be honored with induction in Labor Hall of Honor

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WASHINGTON – Frank Kameny, who for decades fought to end discrimination in the federal workplace, will be honored by the U.S. Department of Labor in June with an induction to its Hall of Honor. Kameny’s legacy as a civil rights leader has made a monumental difference in improving the lives of all workers all across [...]

Commentary: Santorum and the politics of Bruce Jenner

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Former US GOP Pennsylvania Senator Rick (“Google Problem”) Santorum, who is set to declare his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 today, has ventured forward with courageous backbone to comment on Bruce Jenner’s transition. Santorum, who once compared same-sex relationships with bestiality, boldly stated that if Bruce Jenner says he is a woman [...]

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and NAGLREP release findings from first-of-its-kind national LGBT study dedicated to homeownership

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MADISON, N.J. and JUPITER, Fla. – Over the last decade, there has been an increasing amount of attention paid to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community but, until now, little information has been available about this population segment’s preferences, aspirations and mindset surrounding the home buying process and homeownership in general. With the [...]

Gene-based therapy company fights HIV/AIDS with $15 million financing

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Calimmune Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company, has successfully completed its $15 million Series B financing round, led by a large pharmaceutical company. Alexandria Venture Investments also joined with existing investors including RA Capital Healthcare Fund LP and Translational Accelerator LLC. Proceeds will be used to progress the company’s ongoing HIV/AIDS clinical [...]

New study: San Diego among most LGBT-friendly cities in nation

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America has become a far friendlier place for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Since 2003, when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, another 35 states and the District of Columbia have done the same. This shift in attitudes toward LGBT rights is also reflected in a national poll conducted [...]

Commentary: Vice President Biden on Ireland’s vote for marriage equality

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The following is an op-ed by Vice President Biden featured in the Advocate, the Washington Blade, and Irish Central. Last weekend, more than 1.2 million Irish voters took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality. They recognized the fundamental truth that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, [...]

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