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Two Men, 58 Years and Counting. A Love Story.

“Our relationship has been — we’ve never fought,” Mr. Leedom said. “We’ve argued or had differences of opinion, but it’s never been dramatic of any kind. And we’ve always been very close and compatible — shared everything.”

The New York Times
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September 9, 2013
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Russian LGBT advocates explain what we can do to help

This week, spokespeople from RUSA LGBT, an organization of Russian and Russian-speaking LGBT people living in the United States, have earned several media hits and opportunities to tell their story and tell a US audience what they can do to help.
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San Antonio passes non-discrimination protections for LGBT residents

Yesterday, the city of San Antonio, Texas, passed an ordinance to protect LGBT residents from discrimination in city employment and contracts, housing, public office, and public accommodation.

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Naming the new, decidedly anti-gay Scouts

Tonight, the group that is working to create an explicitly anti-gay version of the Boy Scouts unveils its new moniker. Let's think of some fun possibilities.

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Complaints by Transgender Detainees Quantify Abuse

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for individual complaints filed by transgender immigrants held in U.S. federal immigration detention and processing facilities has yielded a total of 186 individuals since 2008. The complaints of most of these people--169--are described in documents released by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG) through the FOIA. Seventy of them allege sexual assault or rape and 34 reported being segregated in isolation for indeterminate periods of time. Harassment and assault also played a role in 24 of these cases.
womensenews.org
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September 4, 2013

PHOTOS: Join GLAAD for the Global Speak Out for Russia around the world

People around the world are gathering together to speak out for love and hope for LGBT people in Russia, and push our world leaders to call on President Putin to repeal the anti-gay law. Join GLAAD and All Out for the Global Speak Out for Russia action is underway across the globe.

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The 23rd annual Southern Comfort Conference celebrates transgender lives, features Dr. Marci Bowers

The 23rd annual Southern Comfort Conference (SCC), a four-day symposium focused on supporting and celebrating the lives of transgender people, will will be held September 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. SCC brings together transgender and allied vendors, authors, entertainers and leaders for seminars, on-site activities, and planned day trips centered on transgender people and issues.

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