Posts by Nicholas Coppola

Overwhelming opposition to Arizona's repulsive bill allowing discrimination

February 24, 2014

Resistance is growing to Arizona's bill, SB 1062, which would permit businesses and individuals to deny not only LGBT people, but virtually anyone, any services they provide based on the provider's individual religious beliefs.

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February 21, 2014

Nine additional couples take on Colorado's ban on marriage equality

Nine additional couples have filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Denver in pursuit of marriage equality

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February 19, 2014

Louisiana insurers use loophole to deny AIDS patients insurance

The state of Louisiana has only three insurance companies offering healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and all three are denying insurance to people who are HIV positive.

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February 18, 2014

One man's fight to end HIV stigma and fall in love

Reed Vreeland was born with HIV, but that has not stopped the 27 year old from falling in love and advocating to end HIV stigma.

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February 18, 2014

Kansas' discrimination bill too discriminatory to pass

A bill that passed by the Kansas House on February 12th providing cover for anyone who refuses to provide services to LGBT people will not pass the Kansas senate as it is currently written.

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February 18, 2014

First transgender girl plays on California high school girls' softball team

Seventeen year old Pat Cordova-Goff is a senior at Azusa High School in California, member of the cheer squad, student body president, and founder of Azusa High School's Gay Straight Alliance. She is now on her way to be the state's first transgender student to play high school softball on a girl's team.

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February 11, 2014

Sochi gay bar uneasy over Olympic spotlight

The patrons of the Mayak Bar are concerned about the attention the LGBT community in Russia is getting over Putin’s anti-LGBT laws combined with the international attention from the Olympics.

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February 11, 2014

Nigerian judge sentences gay man to 20 lashes: "He is supposed to be killed"

A Nigerian judge praised himself for showing leniency to a gay man by having him whipped 20 times on a courtroom bench.

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