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 [...]

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 [...]

Trading Places: An account of a mother’s own anguishing transition – as her son becomes her daughter

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.– Like thousands of parents, Jane Baker was left in shock and disbelief when she learned that her adult child was transgender. In her new memoir, Baker tells the story of supporting her adult child through gender transition while struggling to overcome deep personal anguish about it. According to one critic, the book [...]

Q: A queer app for all genders is coming

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AUSTIN, Texas — The world’s first community-driven, gender-inclusive queer app, known simply as “Q,” is welcoming members on a Kickstarter campaign that has raised nearly $5,000. The app’s designer, Eric Cervini, decided to create Q while studying at Harvard last year. The campaign, Cervini says, is a response to the exclusion of many who identify [...]

2015 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York to honor Matthew Morrison

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GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, will host the 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards  Monday, June 1 in New York. Honorees will be Matthew Morrison (Inspiration Award), Jon Stryker (Visionary Award), Desiree Raught (Educator of the Year Award), Johnson & Johnson (accepted by Jeff B. Smith) [...]

Neil Patrick Harris to narrate children’s book about two same-sex partners

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NEW YORK – Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and Little Simon have announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will narrate a new edition of Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s bestselling, groundbreaking children’s book And Tango Makes Three. The story, illustrated by Henry Cole, will be available [...]

Laughter is the best medicine

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A day without laughter is a day wasted. -Charlie Chaplin Q: Why was the baby ant so confused? A: Because all of his uncles were ants. So this isn’t exactly side-splitting humor. Laughter is the best medicine though. You know that and you have heard that often. Laughter certainly can enhance your day and can [...]

Wanda Sykes to emcee National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony July 4

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Organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration have announced that entertainer and advocate Wanda Sykes will emcee the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony on July 4th at Independence Hall. Said Malcolm Lazin, National LGBT 50th Anniversary Chair: “We are tremendously excited to have Wanda Sykes, an outspoken and committed LGBT advocate, as the Master [...]

TLC pulls ’19 Kids And Counting’ from lineup

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TLC has pulled all airings of “19 Kids and Counting” from its lineup after tabloid reports of child molestation allegations against Josh Duggar proved to be true, reports The Huffington Post. TMZ first reported the decision stating that the fate of the show is uncertain, but there’s now so much heat in the wake of [...]

Michael Sam signs with Montreal Alouettes

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MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced today that the club has signed international defensive end Michael Sam to a two-year deal. Sam (6’2’’, 260 lbs.) joins the Alouettes after spending the 2014 season in the National Football League with the St. Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. The 25-year-old athlete developed his playing abilities with the [...]

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