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For Transgender Veterans, An Awkward ID Problem Awaits Simple Fix

Jennifer Bendery | September 20, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- There aren't too many transgender U.S. military veterans. Advocacy groups estimate the number may be somewhere around 300,000 out of the nation's 26 million vets. But nearly all will struggle to access military benefits because of an awkward bureaucratic snafu that could be easily fixed: their...

Fall TV Guide 2012: Where We Left Off And What's Ahead On 'Revenge,' 'Homeland' And More

Chris Harnick | August 24, 2012 | TV
It's been a few months since our favorite shows signed off for the summer, so a little memory lapse is forgivable. If you need a reminder on what happened when "Homeland" ended, or what the latest happenings in Storybrooke were on "Once Upon a Time,"...

Project SOS, 'Kill The Gays' Supporter Link Scrutinized As ACLU Releases Details Of Clovis Sex-Ed Suit

Meredith Bennett-Smith | August 24, 2012 | Gay Voices
A school district in California found itself in hot water this week when the California District of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network filed suit in Fresno County Superior Court, alleging that Clovis Unified School District puts its teens' health at risk by advocating...

Human Rights Campaign, Freedom To Marry To Air Ad During Republican National Convention

Elise Foley | August 24, 2012 | Politics
Guests at the Republican National Convention next week will see TV spots featuring a prominent member of their party, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, voicing his support for marriage equality, two pro-same-sex marriage groups announced Friday. "As a Republican, I believe in conservative values like responsibility and limited government," Sanders...

San Francisco 49ers Join 'It Gets Better' Campaign In Support Of LGBT Youth

Curtis M. Wong | August 24, 2012 | Gay Voices
Anti-gay bullying advocates are praising the San Francisco 49ers, who became the first NFL team to join the "It Gets Better" campaign in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Appearing in the newly-released clip are linebacker Ahmad Brooks, defensive tackles Ricky Jean Francois and...

Rufus Wainwright, Jorn Weisbrodt Married In Long Island

Kiki Von Glinow | October 24, 2012 | Celebrity
NEW YORK — Musician Rufus Wainwright has tied the knot. Publicist Bianca Bianconi confirmed Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt were married in a ceremony Thursday.

Leo Johnson, Guard Wounded At Family Research Council, Is Released From Hospital

Arin Greenwood | October 24, 2012 | DC
WASHINGTON — A man accused of shooting a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a conservative lobbying group has pleaded not guilty to assault and handgun charges. Floyd Lee Corkins faces the possibility of decades in prison if convicted in the attack on Leo Johnson inside the lobby of...

Brian Brown, NOM President, Slams Dan Savage Following Dinner Table Debate

Curtis M. Wong | August 24, 2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Savage's after-dinner debate with Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage this week was perhaps most striking for its overall civility. However, a blog penned by Brown in the wake of the much-publicized debate takes a considerably harsher stance. "One thing is very clear to...

Mitt Romney's Culture War Distraction: How A Job-Centric Campaign Got Sidetracked

Sam Stein | August 24, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The 2012 election was not supposed to play out like this. The Tea Party, with its obsessive focus on the debt, was ascending. Mitt Romney, the consummate boardroom Republican, was the party's nominee. His vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), was known as a budget wonk....

On Chinese Valentine's Day, Two Men Get Engaged While Netizens Cheer

Katharine Lotze | August 24, 2012 | Weddings
Many Chinese celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14, but yesterday was the traditional Chinese equivalent of the holiday, called Qi Xi (七夕). On this day every year, many men and women will profess their feelings for each other or propose -- one of the trending topics on Weibo, China’s version...

Queer Rapper Mykki Blanco Premieres 'Wavvy' Video

Noah Michelson | September 16, 2013 | Gay Voices
If you haven't heard of Mykki Blanco before, don't blame yourself too much. The female alter ego of transgender rapper Michael David Quattlebaum had been somewhat of an underground phenomenon until recently. But now she's been getting heaps of love for her fierce (and we mean that literally, not...

Robert Mandelbaum, Gay NYC Judge, Challenges Father's Will Ordering Him To Marry Woman For Inheritance

Curtis M. Wong | August 24, 2012 | Gay Voices
NEW YORK -- A gay man and his longtime partner decide to become parents using a surrogate mother. Shortly after their son is born, the couple gets married. But there's a catch for this modern family: A will left by the man's wealthy father decrees that he must marry the...

Ybor Resort And Spa, Gay Florida Bathhouse, Offers Free Admission To Republican Convention Delegates

Curtis M. Wong | August 24, 2012 | Gay Voices
A gay Florida bathhouse could reap the benefits of the Republican National Convention next week by offering GOP delegates free admission. As Joe. My. God blogger Joe Jervis reported, Ybor Resort and Spa -- which describes itself as Tampa Bay’s "largest, all-gay, private...

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet the Lowes

Lucette Jefferson | August 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
As part of our Family Friday series, every Friday, we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from our own huge family all over the world. Since we've launched our Family Friday series, we've gotten...

The Most Iconic White House Photos Of Obama's First Term (So Far)

Nick Wing | August 24, 2012 | Politics
President Barack Obama has had a busy first term at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, not a surprise for a man tasked with leading the free world. Official White House photographer Pete Souza has used his incredible access to document the journey, capturing both the tense moments and the lighter ones to...

Tim Cook's First Year As Apple CEO: 5 Things He's Doing Better Than Steve Jobs

Dino Grandoni | August 24, 2012 | Technology
Tim Cook, successor to the inimitable Steve Jobs, is one year into his tenure as CEO of Apple. Congrats, Tim! Despite initial hand-wringing over the future of Apple after Jobs passed away last October, Cook seems to be doing a bang-up job by most measures. Not least among Apple's accomplishments...

Evan Rachel Wood Gets Backlash For Joking Miley Cyrus Is Gay

Stephanie Marcus | August 24, 2012 | Celebrity
Evan Rachel Wood is the latest celebrity who needs to join the "think before you tweet" club. The 24-year-old actress got some flak after she joked on Twitter that Miley Cyrus may be "gay," because of her new short hairstyle. “I called it! Miley Cyrus is leaning toward...

'Glee' Season 4 Cast Picture, Key Poster Art Revealed (PHOTOS)

Chris Harnick | August 24, 2012 | TV
The "Glee" Season 4 cast is growing. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter to reveal a new cast shot and promo poster for "Glee" Season 4. Kate Hudson and Lea Michele star in the new poster and the rest of the cast -- including the new faces...

Paul Ryan Weighs In On Chick-Fil-A's 'Free Speech Rights'

Mollie Reilly | August 24, 2012 | Politics
Paul Ryan waded into the Chick-fil-A controversy when he told a reporter that he associates the fast food chain with "free speech." On Thursday, a reporter from Virginia-based CNN affiliate WDBJ, upon finding out that he would only have five minutes with the Republican vice presidential candidate,...
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