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Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Pace of Social Change Accelerating

May 11, 2012

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By PETER BAKERPublished: May 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton was president, he waited until almost 1 in the morning in 1996 to sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He did not like it, but was unwilling to veto it 45 days before an election. Sixteen […]

An Anonymous humorous letter to Bible candidate – Rick Santorum

April 6, 2012

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Reblogged from kractivist Dear Friends, I have been greatly moved by Rick Santorum‘s wise pronouncements, guided by Biblical principles, especially those concerning marriage. Of course he believes that sexual intercourse should be used only for purposes of procreation (he says he has never worn a condom), but there are some gray areas I was hoping […]

St Petersburg bans ‘homosexual propaganda’

March 13, 2012

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Russian city is fourth to adopt anti-gay legislation as politicians and Orthodox Church push for laws to apply nationwide Miriam Elder in Moscowguardian.co.uk, Monday 12 March 2012 A Russian police officer detains a man dressed in a bridal gown during a gay rights protest in Moscow. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters Twenty years after homosexuality was decriminalised […]

TRANSGENDER CHILDREN: Sex-changing treatment for kids: It’s on the rise

February 21, 2012

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Associated Press,  Feb. 19, 2012CHICAGO — A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.It’s an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts […]

Why does it matter if a child has a same-sex crush?

February 21, 2012

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The ripples caused by a boy of seven coming out as gay shows society has a way to go before it views LGBT people equally Tom Katsumiguardian.co.uk, Monday 20 February 2012 Members of the cast of Glee. Photograph: Channel 4 A blogger for the Huffington Post has caused ripples online recently by writing that her […]

INDIA Campuses Lead Gay Rights Struggle

September 5, 2011

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By Ranjita Biswas KOLKATA, India, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – It was with some trepidation that Nivvedan, a student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay, helped launch ‘Saathi’ (Companion), catering to the needs of people with different sexual orientations on campus. Yet, when Saathi held its first meeting in July it […]

INDIA Campuses Lead Gay Rights Struggle

September 5, 2011

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By Ranjita Biswas KOLKATA, India, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – It was with some trepidation that Nivvedan, a student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay, helped launch ‘Saathi’ (Companion), catering to the needs of people with different sexual orientations on campus. Yet, when Saathi held its first meeting in July it […]