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Changing Attitudes Spark Movement Against Intersex Surgeries For Infants & Children

AP | Anna Almendrala | April 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
CHICAGO (AP) — She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls. Only she wasn't. Doctors first noticed her slightly enlarged genitals,...

'Report It To Stop It' Campaign Empowers Women to Report Sexual Harassment On Transit

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | April 17, 2015 | Women
"The man in the grey suit is staring at you. Would you report it?" A new campaign called "Report It To Stop It" is tackling sexual harassment and assault on public transit by encouraging women to report unwanted behaviors. Created by the Transport for London, a...

QueerView April 17: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

JamesMichael Nichols | April 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Friday for your queer news round-up in this regular feature titled "QueerView." Why This Clinton Supporter Is Encouraging Others To 'Bottom For...

Suzanne Somers Opens Up About Barry Manilow's Gay Wedding

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | April 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
Suzanne Somers said that Barry Manilow's marriage to longtime manager and partner Garry Kief was "freeing" for him. Somers sat down with Andy Cohen for "Watch What Happens Live!" Thursday, when a caller asked about rumors that Somers, who is a close friend of Manilow,

Drew Pierson's Story From The Let Love Define Family Series

JamesMichael Nichols | April 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
Today’s installment in the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series demonstrates that sometimes “no” is not the final answer. RaiseAChild.US contributing writer Beth Hallstrom interviewed this Texan single father and shares his story. Finding the right adoption agency was the key to the perfect...

Ansel Elgort, Laura Benanti And More Sound Off On LGBT Rights At Broadway's 'Finding Neverland' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | April 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
Ansel Elgort, Laura Benanti and Bryan Cranston were among the many celebrities who spoke out in defense of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on the red carpet at the premiere at the new Broadway musical, "Finding Neverland." "I don't understand...

GLSEN Marks 2015's 'Day Of Silence' In Support Of LGBT Youth On April 17

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | April 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
April 17 marks the 19th year of the annual Day of Silence, which brings attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) bullying and harassment in schools. The event, launched in 1996, has been officially organized and sponsored by GLSEN (or the Gay, Lesbian &...

Trans-Sensitive, Competent Health Care In Canada Search Yields Frustration, Hurt

CP | Christian Cotroneo | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
TORONTO - Canada's health-care system may be built on the premise of equal access for all, but the transgender community says the provision of services for those who don't conform to traditional notions of male and female can be far from universal.A common complaint is that many doctors and other...

Martin O'Malley Goes After Hillary Clinton For Leading By 'Polls,' Not 'Principles'

Amanda Terkel | April 17, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) went after Hillary Clinton Thursday, accusing her of changing policy positions based on polls rather than her convictions. It's the first time the prospective Democratic presidential candidate has attacked Clinton since she announced her presidential bid Sunday. "I’m glad Secretary Clinton’s come...

Rick Santorum Wouldn't Attend A Gay Wedding

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | April 17, 2015 | Politics
If you're part of a gay couple getting married, don't bother inviting former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) to your wedding. Santorum, who is considering a presidential run in 2016, said on Thursday that if he were invited to the wedding of a gay loved one, he wouldn't attend. "I...

San Francisco Catholics Appeal To Pope To Replace Controversial Archbishop

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | April 16, 2015 | Religion
A group of Catholics in San Francisco is asking the pope to replace their archdiocese’s spiritual leader, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, with someone "true to our values." More than 100 Catholics signed a full-page ad in Thursday’s San Francisco Chronicle asking Pope Francis to name a new church leader...

LGBT Rights Advocates Sound Off On Why It's Getting Harder For The Republican Party To Oppose Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | April 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
Hillary Clinton sent a resounding message to her prospective Republican opponents this week when she spoke out in support of same-sex marriage, going so far as to say she hopes the Supreme Court will rule in favor of marriage equality this year. The declaration was...

House of Larréon's Larry Krone Gears Up For 'Look Book' Spotlighting Costumes And Couture

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | April 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
New York comedian and cabaret star Bridget Everett has been praised for her "dark, savage humor" and "outsize attitude," but critical to her devil-may-care persona is a sassy, almost Grecian wardrobe that often leaves little to the imagination. It makes perfect sense, then, that the...

Debra Messing Wishes 'Will & Grace' Had Carried On For 'A Few More Years'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | April 16, 2015 | Entertainment
When "Will & Grace" wrapped up in 2006, the cast and crew put the show to rest knowing they'd delivered a comedy series that provided groundbreaking visibility to the gay community. And while Debra Messing, who played Grace, was content to move on to other projects at the time, today...

Is Queer Sex Legal? How Sex Laws Have Changed (Or Not) Since 1964

Truth Out | JamesMichael Nichols | April 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
The Mattachine Society was one of the earliest US gay rights groups, formed in 1950 to address the overwhelming discrimination gay men and other queer people faced. The criminalization of gay sex in the mid-20th century is well known, and federal anti-sodomy laws weren't off the books until 2003. Slate...

NGLCC President Says Hillary Clinton's LGBT Activism 'Goes Back Decades'

Ryan Buxton | April 16, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Hillary Clinton's public push for the Supreme Court to rule in favor of national marriage equality raised questions about whether it was an act of political expediency from the woman who did not support same-sex marriage until 2013, but the head of the National Gay &...

Mike Pence Sees Precipitous Drop In Approval Rating After Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Mess

Amanda Terkel | April 16, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has seen a significant drop in his approval rating since signing a widely criticized "religious freedom" law, with one longtime political observer in the state saying the fall is historic for a governor. "I've been covering Indiana politics for three decades, and...

GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index 2015 Finds Room For Improvement On LGBT Representation In Hollywood

Curtis M. Wong | April 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) representation in Hollywood, things are getting better -- but there's still plenty of room for greater improvement, a new report has found. GLAAD's 2015 Studio Responsibility Index found that 17.5 percent of 114 major movies released in...

Michigan Car Repair Shop Owner Says He Will Turn Away Openly Gay Customers ... And That's Legal

Cavan Sieczkowski | April 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
A Michigan car repair shop owner said he will refuse to serve openly gay customers -- and, yes, that is legal. Brian Klawiter is the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan. On Tuesday, he took to Facebook to announce in a verbose post that he has no problem

Rock Hudson's Boyfriend Lee Garlington: How We Kept Our Gay Life Secret

JamesMichael Nichols | April 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
At the height of his fame in the early '60s, few people were closer to Rock Hudson than Lee Garlington, who dated the actor from 1962 to 1965. "He was a sweetheart," says Garlington, 77, a retired stockbroker. "I adored him."
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