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Gay head priest shows how far Canadian military has come

In his new job as head chaplain in the military, Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher will be overseeing the religious needs of Canada’s troops, shoring up what the Defence Department calls its chaplaincy’s “inclusive, welcoming culture.”

The Star
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September 17, 2013
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Washington Blade, Buzzfeed, join White House press pool

The White House Correspondents Association has invited three publications to join the in-house print pool: BuzzFeed, The Guardian, and The Washington Blade, an LGBT newspaper. WHCA president Steve Thomma welcomed the three news organizations to the in-town pool on Monday.

The news is a boon for all three news organizations: BuzzFeed, which only got into the political news game in Jan. 2012; The Guardian, whose U.S. audience is primarily digital; and The Blade, which will be the first LGBT outlet to join the pool.

Politico
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September 17, 2013
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Israel Recognizes Transgender Man As Biological Father

Israel’s Interior Ministry has for the first time recognized two biological fathers of the same baby.

The baby was born to Yuval Topper-Erez, the first Israeli transgender man to get pregnant, and Matan Topper-Erez. Yuval Topper-Erez in December 2011. After Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar and the chairman of the Knesset Interior Committee, Miri Regev, intervened on behalf of the couple, the ministry recognized both men as the child’s biological parents.

The Jewish Week
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September 16, 2013
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