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LGBT Women Are Among Most at Risk of Poverty in America

According to a new report, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, women are among the most at risk of poverty in America.

GMHC Calls for End to FDA's Ban on Blood Donations By MSM

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 13
As advocates fight for a change to the current lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men, many are disappointed that once again, the FDA has chosen not to replace its outdated and unscientific ban.

S. African Security Guard Says He Was Fired Because He's Gay

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 5
A security guard at a prominent private school in Johannesburg, South Africa, says he was fired after his boss found out he's gay.

Same-Sex Couple Settle Wedding Venue Dispute

The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.

Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

LEGAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

Popular Pa. Bakery Denies Same-Sex Couple Cake

LEGAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 14
A popular bakery located in Schuylkill, Pa., is coming under fire this week after owners refused to sell a cake to a same-sex couple.

Mont. City Rejects Non-Discrimination Ordinance

The Billings City Council has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 1
President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Ind. Woman Says She was Booted From Waterpark Over Sexuality, Swimwear

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 21
A woman from Indiana claims she was kicked out of a Michigan waterpark on July 9 because she is a lesbian and because she was wearing men's swimming trunks.

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