Stories of real people being reported on by journalistic outlets, or voices that deserve amplifying

Openly gay Eagle Scout reflects on being "unfit" for BSA leadership

Lucien Tessier and his younger brother, Pascal, have several things in common: they're both gay, dedicated members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and determined advocates for equality in scouting. In a recent commentary piece for The Guardian, Lucien reflected on the strides made in the movement for equality in scouting while considering the work that's left to be done.

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Celebrate BOYS with West Coast launch party

BOYS, An Anthology, a collaborative book that explores the lives of LGBT men around the world, was released in fall 2013 at #1 on the Gay & Lesbian eBook and print book charts. To celebrate, a launch party will be held this Sunday at Akbar on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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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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Belarus indie-rock band Kiwi Time speaks up for LGBT people in Russia

Kiwi Time, one of San Francisco's most popular & spirited indie-rock / pop bands, is donating proceeds to and raising awareness for Uprising of Love, a coalition whose mission is to give Russian LGBT activists a voice and provide the financial resources to fight discrimination.

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VIDEO: CeCe McDonald talks trans people with Laverne Cox on Democracy Now

CeCe was joined by transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox and Alisha Williams of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to tell the story of her attack and subsequent imprisonment to Democracy Now

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February 18, 2014

VIDEO: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announces that he will sign the anti-LGBT bill

Last Friday, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni announced that he is in favor of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed earlier by the parliament.

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Italy's first trans former MP and Pussy Riot members among those arrested in Russia

Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian and former Italian MP, was detained in Sochi, Russia over the weekend under the country's anti-LGBT, so-called "propaganda law." The following day, she was detained for a second time, and left by authorities in a rural area.

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