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Trump administration trying to define transgender out of existence -NY Times

Trump administration trying to define transgender out of existence -NY Times

(Reuters) – The government of US President, Donald Trump, is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition, by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female, and unchangeable once it is determined at birth, The New York Times reported yesterday, Sunday. The Department of Health and Human Services has undertaken […]

US: HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index on LGBTQ Inclusion

US: HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index on LGBTQ Inclusion

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 78 cities across the nation earned perfect scores in the seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), meeting the most demanding and pioneering criteria since the report’s debut […]

Florida: Gaybourhood invests in homes for gay seniors

Florida: Gaybourhood invests in homes for gay seniors

Like many elderly US couples, Herb Parker and Herb Horowitz chose to spend their golden years in Florida, drawn by its year-round sunshine, outdoor activities, and relaxed atmosphere. ‘The Herbs’, as they are known to their friends, bought an apartment two decades ago near the beach in Hollywood, which sits between Miami and Wilton Manors, […]

US won’t grant diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats

US won’t grant diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats

(Reuters) – The United States will no longer grant diplomatic visas to the same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats, requiring that they be legally married to obtain them, in a reversal of Obama-era guidelines, senior US officials said on Tuesday. The new policy was circulated in a United Nations memo last month, and took effect […]

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

(Reuters) – A federal court has ruled the US State Department cannot deny a passport to a Navy veteran who is intersex and identifies as neither male nor female. Navy veteran, Dana Zzyym, a Colorado resident born in 1958 with ambiguous sex characteristics, sued the federal government for refusing to issue a passport because it […]

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

“We are pleased the court recognizes the importance of allowing this case to move forward, and of ensuring that outdated and irrational policies regarding people living with HIV are not allowed to stand.” On September 14th, a Virginia federal court ruled that a case filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, along with pro bono counsel […]

Netflix: Ellen DeGeneres’ Comedy Special – 18th December

Netflix: Ellen DeGeneres’ Comedy Special – 18th December

Ellen De Generes has announced that her first ever Netflix stand-up special, Relatable, will premiere on 18 December (teaser trailer above). Relatable, filmed at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, marks Ellen’s return to stand-up after a 15-year hiatus.