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Chelsea Manning Wins Fight to Be Called “She”

In a legal fight overs pronouns, chalk one up for gender rights. Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, will now be referred to as “she” or a gender-neutral pronoun in all future court proceedings. “This is an important victory for Chelsea, who has been mistreated by the government for years,” said Manning’s attorney Nancy Hollander in …

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Marriage Equality Is Good for Business, Facebook, Apple, Google, and More Tell Supreme Court

Bans on same-sex marriage are bad for business. That’s the message of a new amicus brief filed in the US Supreme Court. The brief is signed by many major tech companies – as well as companies from industries all across the spectrum. It includes 379 supporters in all. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in multiple cases involving same-sex marriage …

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Facebook Now Offers Infinite Gender Options

Facebook has finally opened up the floodgates on gender options. Starting today, you can identify yourself however you wish. There are no limits on what you can type in as your gender – unless Facebook decides to moderate it after the fact. I’m sure we’ll see if that’s the case as people begin to take advantage of this option. For …

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Chelsea Manning Will Receive Hormone Therapy Following Suit

Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, is finally getting the hormone treatments she’s been demanding for months. In September of last year Manning sued the US Department of Defense, claiming she had been “denied access to medically necessary treatment” in connection with a gender disorder. “She brings this action to compel defendants to treat her serious …

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‘My Husband’s Not Gay’: TLC’s New Show Sparks Fear And Controversy In LGBT Community

TLC’s upcoming special, My Husband’s not Gay, is already causing controversy even before it airs. The program, which features four Mormon men from Salt Lake who are attracted to men but don’t identify as gay, has drawn the ire of GLAAD and the rest of the LGBT community. GLAAD president, Sarah Kate Ellis, said that the show is potentially dangerous. …

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My Husband’s Not Gay: TLC Show Draws Ire, Fast-Growing Petition

TLC is planning to air an hour-long special this month titled My Husband’s Not Gay, which the network says “follows four men living in Salt Lake City, Utah, who don’t identify themselves as homosexual despite having an attraction to men”. Unsurprisingly, this is a decision that isn’t sitting well with some. “This show is downright irresponsible,” said GLAAD President & …

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Phil Robertson Speaks Out Against Equal Rights Yet Again

Phil Robertson is pretty vocal about his political and religious views and this has got him in trouble in the past. Just last year, Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine got him suspended (albeit briefly) from the reality show Duck Dynasty. In the interview, Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality and promiscuity. “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin …

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Dolly Parton: Judgmental, Anti-Gay Christians Are “Sinning”

Dolly Parton is an icon in the gay and transgender community. Two of the most popular “characters” in any drag queen competition are Cher and Dolly. Dolly once told Nightline that she once secretly entered a “drag queen look-alike contest — and lost.” “They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year, so I just over-exaggerated — made my …

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Tim Cook: “Being Gay Among the Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me”

Citing a desire to help others be more comfortable in their own skin, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly revealed that he is gay. In an eloquent piece for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook writes: For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a …

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Chelsea Manning Sues US Gov’t Over Stalled Gender Treatments

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Defense. In it, the Wikileaks leaker claims that she has been “denied access to medically necessary treatment” in connection with a gender disorder. “She brings this action to compel defendants [Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the federal government] to treat her serious medical …

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Phil Robertson Says STDs Are A Penalty For Gays

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is not one to tone down his opinions or issue politically correct statements.  Robertson was in a phone interview on Tony Perkins’ Christian-themed radio show on Tuesday and he didn’t hold back. With no apparent concern over how he might offend the LGBT community or anyone suffering from debilitating diseases, the 68-year-old boldly attributed sexually transmitted …

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Julia Roberts and Hubby to Receive LGBT Honor

Julia Roberts and husband Danny Moder will soon be honored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network for their work on an HBO film called The Normal Heart. Roberts starred in the film and Danny Moder served as director of photography. The adaptation came from a 1985 play of the same name, written by Larry Kramer that highlighted the …

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