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Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation

South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina's junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about $80 million.

Wall Street Journal
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December 6, 2012
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Debating 'Gender Identity Disorder' and Justice for Trans People

Chase Strangio: "The removal of GID or its changing construction might help to further distance some (most likely white, wealthy, male-identified) trans people from external control over their access to affirming care, while simultaneously subjecting other trans people (low-income, incarcerated, people of color, female-identified) to enhanced control."

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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December 6, 2012
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White House still withholding ENDA executive order

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Obama is not currently planning to revisit the idea of issuing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers at the start of his second term.

Washington Blade
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December 6, 2012
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Why We Need More LGBT Racial Minority Role Models

Jimmy Nguyen: "I don't see many people like me in the media. I am gay and a racial minority (and, oh yeah, an immigrant to the U.S.). When I turn on the TV, go to a movie or read the news, I rarely see any LGBT racial minority stars."

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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December 6, 2012
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Gay people earn more, owe less

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are better at managing their money than the average American, new research shows.

CNN Money
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December 6, 2012
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Poll: Attitudes toward gay people changing fast

In the wake of historic victories for gay-rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA TODAY/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance among Americans toward gay men and lesbians — and soaring optimism among gay Americans that issues involving homosexuality will one day no longer divide the nation.

USA TODAY
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December 6, 2012
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Judge William Shubb's Injudicious View of 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Wayne Besen: "In an odd court decision released Monday, federal judge William Shubb temporarily blocked California from enforcing S.B. 1172, a groundbreaking law that prohibits anti-gay therapists from trying to turn gay minors straight."

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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December 6, 2012
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