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First White House Conference on LGBT Aging Held in Miami

LGBT seniors, like seniors in general, worry about safe housing, good health care and having enough money in retirement.

But according to those attending the first White House conference devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender aging, held at the University of Miami on Monday, they also face unique obstacles because of discrimination, health-care inequities and fear of retaliation.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 8, 2012

Report: CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Manslaughter

Reports out of Minneapolis have it that CeCe McDonald has accepted a plea deal for second degree manslaughter in the death of Dean Schmitz. McDonald is a black transgender woman who says she was attached by Schmitz with racist and homophobic slurs. Her supporters have rallied at the court house all week, saying that her case is a stunning example of institutional biases against black and transgender communities.

May 2, 2012


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