LGB Living In Homophobic Communities More LIkely to Die Earlier

Researchers at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health discovered that LGB individuals that live in regions with higher levels of homophobia die earlier. In fact, the study pointed to a shorter life expectancy of approximately 12 years between high stigma and low stigma areas. In the words of Dr. Hatzenbuehler, the lead author on the […]

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Preservationists Call for Greater Protection of Stonewall Inn, Other Sites

Some preservationists in New York are calling for a new standard of protection for the Stonewall Inn and the bar Julius’ due to their importance in LGBT history. Although both buildings are largely protected from harm due to their location in a historic district, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation (GVHSP) would like the […]

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Michael Sam Comes Out, Receives Standing Ovation

During recent years, coming out of the closet has resulted in one or two days of publicity before another celebrity or sports figure declares an LGBT sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Media surrounding University of Missouri lineman Michael Sam, 2013 All-American defensive end and NFL prospect, just doesn’t stop. Despite some of the evil troll […]

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Sochi Olympics: Putin, Promotions, Prejudice, and Pride

By John Mack Freeman I love the Olympics. For most of the year, I am an incredibly internationally-oriented person who believes that the interconnectedness of the world is a good thing. However, during the games, I swell with national pride, and I become Team USA all the way. My best friend Mandy and I had […]

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What’s New in the Fight for Marriage Equality?: Ohio, Kansas, Nevada, and Abroad!

At times, the fight for marriage equality can seem both incredibly fast and grindingly slow. After a series of victories in 2013 that culminated in two positive Supreme Court decisions, the pace of marriage equality has slowed due to the ponderous way that court cases work their way through the system. However, in an effort […]

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News by the Pound: Headlines Roundup February 11, 2014

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Nel’s favorite of the week: “A new study from Indiana researchers tells us what most even minded people will already have assumed to be true: that sex and romance in gay relationships are closely linked. The research [was] published this month in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.” North Carolina trans student becomes first out Homecoming […]

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De Blasio Not Marching in St. Patrick’s Parade

Newly elected New York mayor Bill De Blasio plans to skip this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of its exclusions of LGBT groups. He will be the first New York mayor in 20 years to not march down Fifth Avenue in the Irish-American celebration. David N. Dinkins boycotted the parade in 1993 after sponsors […]

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DoJ Extends Justice Rights to LGBT Community

Last fall a Kentucky court ruled Geneva Case, 49, must testify against her partner, 37-year-old Bobbi Jo Clary, in a murder case. The lesbians were legally joined in a civil union in Vermont, but Kentucky does not recognize same-sex marriage. Last month, Clay pled guilty and was sentenced to 40 years in prison although she […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury Asks Churches to Respect LGBT While Problems Remain in Other Countries

In a public letter addressed to all Primates of the Anglican Communion and the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda, Archbishop of Canterbury Joseph Welby called for “pastoral care for all” regardless of a person’s sexual orientation. This letter, co-authored by the Archbishop of York, comes not long before Welby is to spend five days in […]

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