Cher joins Felipe Diniz and Jean Paul Gaultier as honorees at AmfAR’s 5th Inspiration Gala São Paulo, April 10

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NEW YORK, N.Y.— amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research will return to Brazil for its fifth annual Inspiration Gala São Paulo presented by Harry Winston. The gala will again be held at the home of Dinho Diniz, hosted by Naomi Campbell and will feature tributes to Felipe Diniz and Jean Paul Gaultier. Diniz, who will receive the amfAR Inspiration Award, has been vital to the success of amfAR’s [...]

GLAAD exposes anti-LGBT lobbyists for Indiana RFRA law

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GLAAD has taken the time to expose some of the other supporters of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indiana Governor Mike Pence would not identify the lobbyists and supporters in this picture from the signing of the law, but GLAAD helped us all out. The original picture was posted by Micah Clark of the [...]

Comment period on proposed sex discrimination rule extended

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a two-week extension of the comment period for its proposed rule governing the obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors not to discriminate on the basis of sex in their employment practices. The extension ensures that the public has time to comment on the impact of the U.S. [...]

Lesson learned

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On Friday, LGBT Weekly posted a story that was from a political satire Web site nationalreport.net. The Web site is known in political circles for its wildly strange but satirical takes on news of the day. After days of covering the hateful Indiana Religious Restoration Act, I thought it might be fun to share the [...]

HRC: Senate under Harry Reid fundamentally changed the lives of LGBT Americans

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Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will retire from the U.S. Senate after the completion of his current term. As leader of the Democratic Caucus since 2005, Reid has played a key role in ensuring legislation critical to the LGBT community passed the Senate, from new Hate Crimes protections, to ENDA, to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t [...]

NGLCC: ‘Gov. Pence, Indiana’s new law is bad for business’

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The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) views the passage and signing of Indiana’s new “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” as nothing less than reprehensible. “The law is morally offensive and detrimental to business climate of the Hoosier State. Laws allowing religious exemptions to discriminate are a desperate and callous backlash against the success [...]

Country Group Little Big Town Kisses a Girl

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Country singing group Little Big Town has created a controversy with their new song “Girl Crush.” On the heels of their number one single “Day Drinking,” the group’s new single is being misinterpreted on country radio. Stations are refusing to play the single because some think the song is about a lesbian relationship. Nothing could [...]

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Arkansas governor to veto anti-LGBT discriminatory bill

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Friday, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, decried Indiana’s new anti-LGBT law allowing individuals to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities while calling on Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a similar bill being sent to his desk. Cook tweeted: “Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply [...]

New dating Web site offers LGBT singles who love sports to connect

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According to the USA Sports Fan Association, 3.8% of the U.S. population are part of the LGBT community and 56% of this community are avid sports fans – that’s 5.4 million people. LGBT involvement in sports is huge – and yet, no platform existed to bring members of this community together – until now. LGBTSportZdate.com, [...]

Indiana anti-gay law snags Bachmann’s husband

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UPDATE: This is satire folks, from a comedy political website! Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann’s husband stepped in it today simply by being himself. While shopping for his wife, Marcus Bachmann was refused service by a store owner because of her anti-gay religious beliefs. The owner of Dotty’s Dress Den thought that Marcus Bachmann was gay and [...]

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