Eating disorders five times more prevalent in transgender college students, study finds

Journal of Adolescent Health

A new article published in the August issue of The Journal of Adolescent Health, the official journal of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine finds the prevalence of eating disorders in transgender college students is far greater than any cisgender man or woman. Cisgender refers to people who identify their personal identity with the [...]

28 organizations join GLAAD and DignityUSA in urging the Vatican to meet with LGBT people during historic visit

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NEW YORK – As news outlets across the globe prepare to report on the Pope’s upcoming visit to the United States, GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, and DignityUSA, the nation’s foremost organization for LGBT Catholics and their supporters, have called on Pope Francis to meet with Catholic LGBT [...]

SPLC submits new information in ongoing ethics complaint against Alabama chief justice for defying federal judiciary

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore continues to “flout and violate” the state’s code of judicial ethics following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage across the country, according to a new supplement filed today in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) ongoing ethics complaint against Moore. “Justice Moore has been removed [...]

‘Stonewall’ reveals first poster – in theaters Sept. 25

Stonewall

Stonewall, a drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots that started America’s LGBT rights movement, has debuted its first poster. Directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Jon Robin Baitz, the film stars Jeremy Irvine and newcomer Jonny Beauchamp, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman. Roadside Attractions will release Stonewall in theaters Sept. 25. Stonewall is [...]

Transgender troops: Hurry up and wait six months

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With the Defense Department’s recent decision to begin a process to lift its ban on open service for transgender troops, important progress, though at a snail’s pace, is coming to military foxholes and latrines. It is an announcement certain to figure prominently among traditionally anti-LGBT politicians seeking the 2016 presidential nomination in the Republican Party. [...]

HRC: The need for full federal LGBT equality

HRC Equality

Currently, LGBT Americans are subject to great uncertainty and potential discrimination in the workplace. Only 19 states and D.C. explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. Of the LGBT Americans who have experienced discrimination, 47 percent reported experiencing discrimination in the workplace. Last week, HRC endorsed The Equality Act, a comprehensive federal [...]

Race for Third District City Council seat closer than expected

Anthony Bernal

SAN DIEGO – Campaign finance reports due today show the 2016 race for the San Diego Third District City Council seat is off to a competitive start with both major candidates reporting similar war chests. Today, Anthony Bernal announced that his campaign has raised $53,000 in the first reporting period of the election cycle (June [...]

Golden Crown Literary Awards brings together lesbian fiction pioneers Rita Mae Brown, Lee Lynch and Dorothy Allison

GCLS

Founded in 2004, The Golden Crown Literary Society is dedicated to education, promotion, and recognition of lesbian literature. The group holds an annual conference, offers writing scholarships and mentorships, and gives out awards in more than a dozen literary categories including erotica, romantic suspense, young adult, poetry, paranormal, and creative nonfiction. Saturday nights Golden Crown Literary [...]

New amfAR report highlights priority actions to help states achieve national HIV/AIDS strategy goals

amfAR Report

NEW YORK – Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level. However, that level of consistent coordination and alignment has yet to take place in most states. In an effort to identify what needs to be done, amfAR, The Foundation [...]

Multiple Stabbing at Jerusalem Pride Parade

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Late on Thursday six people were stabbed while participating in an LGBT Pride Parade in Jerusalem. The perpetrator, Yishai Schlissel, is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who also stabbed victims at the same event in 2005. Schlissel was just released for that crime last month after serving ten years in prison. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promptly [...]

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