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Transgender woman commits suicide following sports blog's decision to out her

Last week, the sports blog Grantland.com published a story titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V. While fact-checking Dr. V's academic background, the author discovered that Dr. V was a transgender woman. When Dr. V learned that the article would reveal her transgender status, she demanded that the author respect her privacy - describing being outed against her will as a "hate crime." When this request was refused, Dr. V committed suicide in October, 2013.

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January 22, 2014

Finnish sports minister to skip Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

In a recent interview, Finland's Sports Minister Paavo Arhinmaki stated that he will not be attending the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi.

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"We're spending more on what kills us than everyone spends to help us": How smoking's killing equality

With the LGBT community spending 65 times more money on cigarettes than funders spend on all LGBT-related issues, smoking hinders people's health as well as the health of our movement for equality.

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January 17, 2014

Support continues for California transgender teen after attack

After being constantly bullied, transgender 16-year-old student, Jewlyes Gutierrez, defended herself when she got into a fight with three of her peers. Following the incident, the District Attorney charged the teen with battery.

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January 16, 2014

Olympic Village mayors defend Russia's anti-LGBT law

Just weeks before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, Olympic Village "mayors" have spoken in favor of the anti-LGBT "propaganda law."

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January 22, 2014

Germany's new Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks comes out as lesbian

In a recent interview for the Rheinische Post newspaper, Hendricks said that she would be spending New Year's Eve with her life partner.

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January 16, 2014

The Islamic court in Nigeria's Bauchi state has put 11 Muslim men on trial for allegedly being gay

The consequences of President Goodluck Jonathan's anti-gay laws are severe. Already 11 Muslim men were put on trial with accusations of being gay.
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