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High Price of HIV Drug Prompts S.F. Ballot Measure

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The largest global AIDS organization wants San Francisco city officials to pressure an HIV drug maker to significantly lower the price of its prescription drugs.

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SLDN/OutServe launch congressional letter-writing campaign

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The family members of lesbian and gay troops are taking their plea for recognition directly to Congress, in a new letter-writing campaign organized by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and the group OutServe.

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Written by Tim Curran

August 17, 2012 at 3:00 AM

New Bill Extends Benefits to All Military Spouses

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A Democratic congressman has introduced legislation to extend same-sex benefits to the spouses of LGBT veterans and servicemembers.

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Top GOP Pollster’s Advice: Drop Anti-Gay Stances

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A prominent Republican pollster is urging the party to jump aboard the gay equality bandwagon before it’s too late.

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GetEQUAL to Protest Obama Re-election Offices Over Exec Order

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Gay rights advocates say they’re “upping the ante” to get President Obama to reconsider his decision NOT to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.

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Poll: NJ Voters Prefer Gay Marriage Referendum

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A new poll shows that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has hit on a popular message in his effort to keep same-sex marriage from becoming law there. Read the rest of this entry »

PREVIEW: OutQ News Reports: ‘2011-Year in Review’

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Join the SiriusXM OutQ News team as we bid farewell to a year that saw the formal repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’; gay marriage legalized in New York State; presidential politics intensifying; and historic changes within the LGBT rights movement.

Featuring stories from our national team of correspondents, our TWO-HOUR special event will also include in-depth conversations about the most important and most compelling news stories from the past year affecting our community.

Tune in to OutQ News Reports: ‘2011-Year in Review’ on Saturday, New Year’s Eve, at 3pm ET/noon West, with encores Sunday, New Year’s Day, at noon and 7pm ET and Monday, January 2nd at 11am.