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NYT, AP to refer to Manning as 'Chelsea'

Starting tomorrow, The New York Times and The Associated Press will refer to Bradley Manning as Chelsea Manning, "formerly know as Pfc. Bradley Manning," honoring the former soldier's request to be addressed as a female. Thereafter Manning will be referred to as "she."

Politico
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August 27, 2013
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Video: Five Gay Men Trapped by Angry Mob in Jamaica

Jamaican LGBT News posts this news clip to its YouTube page about a group of five gay men trapped and barricaded by a mob at their home late last week. The gay men had to be rescued by police.

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Towleroad
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August 26, 2013
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Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

A senior Russian lawmaker wants to offer LGBT Russians free psychotherapy to become heterosexual, reports the Russian Times. The high-ranking official also wants to reinstate Russia's ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs.

The Advocate
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August 26, 2013
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Snapshots of our work: SRI, Wentworth Miller, and Chelsea Manning

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

Mormon authors back gay writer in dispute with Cedar Fort

A dispute between a Utah publisher and a gay author who made a nod to his boyfriend in his biography has gained the attention of Mormons in the publishing community. As of Saturday morning, 41 Mormon authors had signed a letter asking publishers to base decisions on "content, quality, and commercial viability, not on any other factor."

The Salt Lake Tribune
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August 26, 2013

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