Monthly Archives: February 2014

La. Legislature May Take Up Anti-Discrimination Bill

While a lot of focus in early 2014 has been on legislation that furthers discrimination, New Orleans Gambit reports on a more positive legislation effort coming to the Bayou State’s chambers: A no-stone-left-unturned approach is being taken by Rep. Austin … Continue reading

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Russian Games for LGBT Athletes Suffer Under the Gay Propaganda Law

While the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi may have come to a close, Russia’s Open Games for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes have suffered organizational setbacks in securing housing and sports venues. From The Moscow Times: Days after … Continue reading

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Tweet of the Day: Ariz. Sheriff Paul Babeu Cheers Veto Of SB 1062

SB 1062 was Arizona’s bill that would allow someone to use a “sincerely held religious belief” as a reason and defense to not provide services. The bill was mainly seen as a means of legalizing discrimination against gay people. It … Continue reading

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Heterosexual Assumptive Mindset May Hinder Healthcare for LGBTs

In her HealthLeaders Media post, Alexandra Wilson Pecci examins how the assumptions of heterosexuality may lead to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) men and women not being forthcoming with their healthcare providers. This can lead to care that is … Continue reading

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U of Fla. Considering LGBT Fraternity

From the Aligator: Fraternities and sororities geared toward LGBT students have been founding new chapters at universities around the country, leading some to question whether a chapter could be founded at UF. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said any group could … Continue reading

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U of Md. LGBT ‘Frarority’ Begins 2nd Year

From The Diamondback: Thirteen students received bids Monday from Theta Pi Sigma, the East Coast’s first LGBT “frarority,” after the organization completed its second rush season on the campus. “Coming out as being a part of the LGBT community, I … Continue reading

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New Initiatives from DC Trans Coalition

From my email: The DC Trans Coalition is a local grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people within the District of Columbia. DCTC works with community advocates, other LGBT organizations, District agencies, and local politicians to enact and … Continue reading

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