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Mexico lifts gay and bisexual blood donor ban

A little noticed Mexican health norm first approved in August and then published in the country's regulatory Official Federation Diary on October 26th has gone into effect today essentially doing away with a two-decade ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, reports Animal Político.

Blabbeando
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January 2, 2013
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Third Republican House Member Supports DOMA Repeal

Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire has become the third Republican House member and the second within the past week to support legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and allow the federal government to recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples.

Advocate
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January 2, 2013
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COLUMN: Peace begins in the gay-friendly home

As the new year begins, our list of threats to world peace includes the usual suspects: poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation, the availability of devastating weaponry and sectarian violence. To this list, Pope Benedict XVI would like to add our neighbor Bob.

Guest Voices (The Washington Post)
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January 2, 2013

Uganda drops charges against British gay play producer

A Ugandan court on Wednesday dismissed charges against a British theatre producer accused of staging a play about gay people in the country without proper authorisation, his lawyer said, citing lack of evidence.

Agence France-Presse
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January 2, 2013
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Charlie Sheen 'Apologizes' for Homophobic Slur

Charlie Sheen is apologizing for a homophobic slur he made Friday at the opening of his new rooftop bar in Mexico. “I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone,” he told TMZ Sunday. “I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp.”

ABC News
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January 2, 2013
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Despite apology, LGBT concerns persist over Hagel

Concerns are emerging in some circles of the LGBT community — now most notably from gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — over the potential nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, despite the apology he issued days ago regarding anti-gay remarks made in 1998.

The Washington Blade
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January 2, 2013
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