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FPI Shuts Down Transgender Festival in Jakarta

A transgender festival in Jakarta was cancelled on Monday night, after the Islamic Defenders Front turned up to the event and demanded the organizers shut it down.

The Jakarta Globe
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December 4, 2012
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Wilson Cruz: "Gay marriage, one of these things is just like the other"

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about marriage. Calm down, I’m not getting married…. YET! But, it’s been high on the list of topics in conversations I have with friends and people I encounter in my work, here at GLAAD, especially since the Supreme Court is being asked to consider several important marriage equality issues.

NBC Latino
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December 3, 2012
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APA Revises Manual: Being Transgender Is No Longer A Mental Disorder

The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will diagnose transgender people with “Gender Dysphoria,” which communicates the emotional distress that can result from “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”

Think Progress LGBT
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December 3, 2012
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