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On the Road in Boyle Heights, CA: Working Toward a Healthy LGBTQ Community

Earlier this month, I visited Boyle Heights, California – a neighborhood in East Los Angeles – for an LGBTQ Forum hosted by the Latino Equality Alliance. The event brought together service providers, families, advocates, and individuals from the nearby communities for a resource fair, plenaries, and workshop sessions.

The White House
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April 16, 2013

Four Teens Beat Calgary Woman While Shouting Anti-Gay Slurs

An attack on a 17-year-old lesbian in Calgary, Canada is being investigated as a hate crime, CTV reports:

The 17-year-old lesbian was jumped late Thursday night, shortly after getting off a transit bus near her home.

The victim says a group of four teenagers attacked her, punching and kicking her several times, while using homophobic slurs.

She says one of the attackers recorded the beating on his phone.

Towleroad
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April 16, 2013
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Nike Wants to Sponsor First Major Out Pro Gay Athlete

When Rick Welts, the former Phoenix Suns exec, came out as gay, Nike executives asked him to send a message to "anyone thinking about becoming the first openly gay athlete in major U.S. team sports — the company wants him as an endorser," according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick, who talked to Welts, president of of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, this week.

The Advocate
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April 16, 2013
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