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GMHC Hosts its Annual Latex Ball at Roseland Ballroom

Saturday night marked the 22nd annual House of Latex Ball, presented at “New York’s largest ballroom facility,” the Roseland Ballroom. Each year, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) brings together hundreds of spectators and ball culture participants in the name of health education to celebrate an underground culture of dance, fashion and professional fierceness. Most important, the legendary event creates awareness to the still vital conversation around HIV and AIDS.

BET.com
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August 21, 2012

Secret Meetings, 'Conversion Therapy' and Male Power -- LGBT Life in El Salvador

Two young lesbian activists in El Salvador tell their stories of getting 'Conversion Therapy' from a psychologist, holding secret LGBT meetings in rural areas, and trying to overcome the male-dominated culture they feel is at the heart of anti-LGBT sentiment

Trans Beauty Lights Up “Korea’s Next Top Model”

America’s Next Top Model kicks off its 19th cycle next Friday with an all-new set of judges after Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Miss J. Alexander were given the boot. But it’s an international version of the show—there have been more than two dozen to date—making waves right now: Season Three of Korea’s Next Top Model features among its cast of aspiring fashionistas Choi Han-bit, who is transgender.

Queerty
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August 17, 2012
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Are Your Voting Rights in Jeopardy?

New voter ID laws could prevent more than 25,000 transgender citizens from voting, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA. The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has released “Voting While Trans” resources in order to educate trans voters on what they can do to successfully cast their ballots, particularly during what advocate Laverne Cox says is “a critical election season.”

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