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Archive for October 2011

GA Southern Baptist University to Ban Gay Employees

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A Southern Baptist college in Georgia is requiring ALL of its employees to sign a new statement acknowledging that they can be terminated for simply accepting homosexuality–meaning LGBT faculty members risk losing their jobs at the faith-based school over their sexual orientation.

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TSA Agrees to Review Guidelines in HIV Settlement Case

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The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to reevaluate its medical guidelines for job applicants as part of its settlement in a case involving an HIV positive man denied a position with the federal agency.

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Study: Children of LGBT Parents Face Barriers

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A new comprehensive report compiled by advocacy and child-welfare groups shows that the children of LGBT parents face distinct legal and social barriers that may impact their overall well-being.

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Russian Gay Activist Nikolai Alekseyev Resigns from Movement

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The combative hero of Russian gay activism, Nikolai Alekseyev, abruptly resigned from his two jobs within the movement last week.

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Amtrak & MD County Accused of Blocking LGBT Websites

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It’s a story we’ve heard before in relation to public schools. Now, two other government entities are under fire for running web site filters designed to block pornography that are also preventing access to LGBT resources online.

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Study: Gay Men’s Sexual Behaviors More Varied

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A new study examining the sexual behaviors of gay and bi men finds their bedroom habits are more diverse–and less anally focused–than many people might guess.

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Gay rights legend Frank Kameny dead at 86

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Frank Kameny, who was fired from his job as a government astronomer in 1957 for being homosexual and became a pioneer in the gay rights movement, has died.

[Includes entire 8:32 interview with longtime Kameny friend Bob Witeck]

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Written by Tim Curran

October 12, 2011 at 4:33 PM