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North Dakota Couples Ask Federal District Court to Invalidate State’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

North Dakota Couples Ask Federal District Court to Invalidate State’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

FARGO, ND—Late Tuesday, the seven same-sex couples who are challenging North Dakota’s laws banning marriage equality asked a federal court to declare the laws unconstitutional. In their request, the couples argue that North Dakota’s laws that prohibit marriage equality and the recognition of marriages of same-sex couples married in other states violate the Equal Protection […]

Boston Mayor Pledges Support for Major New Initiative to Combat Bullying in Local School Districts; Partners with BULLY Filmmaker

Boston Mayor Pledges Support for Major New Initiative to Combat Bullying in Local School Districts; Partners with BULLY Filmmaker

New Partnership Between the US Conference of Mayors and the BULLY Project Engages Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to Make Boston’s Schools Safer and Effective for All LearnersBOSTON, Mass.—Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has signed onto a new partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a major national initiative to […]

Sexual Minorities Archives: Fights to Stay Active in Northampton

Sexual Minorities Archives: Fights to Stay Active in Northampton

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Sexual Minority Archives (SMA), housed in Northampton, Mass. for 31 years, is in danger of being put into storage if its curator, Bet Power, cannot raise enough money to purchase the home it is currently displayed in, a home in which he also lives. The Archives—a collection of […]

Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database

Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database

New Prevalence Estimates from More Than 100 Countries The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the […]

Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

By: Harvey Makadon, MD— As a primary care physician I routinely talk with patients about the hazards of smoking. But I must confess that I don’t think of it as something we need to teach clinicians a lot about. For example, I included the subject in a talk I was giving on LGBT health at […]

Breaking: Pres. Obama Signs Executive Order to Protect LGBTs

Breaking: Pres. Obama Signs Executive Order to Protect LGBTs

Fact Sheet on Executive Order By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— WASHINGTON, DC—In a brief ceremony in the East Room of the White House, with a scattering of “Amens” from the 300 or so LGBT activists gathered, President Obama this morning (July 21) signed an executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government […]

HRC Endorses Maura Healey for Massachusetts Attorney General

HRC Endorses Maura Healey for Massachusetts Attorney General

Nation’s Largest LGBT Civil Rights Organization Dubs Healey “National Leader” Ready to Build on MA Success WASHINGTON—The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Democrat Maura Healey for Massachusetts Attorney General. Healey devised the strategy, built the case and argued the first successful […]

TLDEF Applauds NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio for Signing Legislation Creating Municipal ID Program

TLDEF Applauds NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio for Signing Legislation Creating Municipal ID Program

NEW YORK—The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) applauds New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for signing into law a bill to create a municipal identification card so that residents who face obstacles to obtaining government-issued identification can more easily acquire it. The bill, Intro 253, was passed on June 26 by the […]