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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

I’m a transgendered sex worker, and I want to not get killed for who I am or what I do. As our death count rises, I beg that you consider your prejudices around gender, and let us live in peace. I’m literally begging for my life.

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Religion and Stigma Fan HIV Epidemic in Malawi

Malawi has some of the harshest laws in all of Africa criminalizing homosexuality. Many religious groups actively support discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender persons and in turn are fanning the spread of HIV.

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More Than 150,000 Marchers Demand End to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Passage of Hate Crimes Laws

Lt. Dan Choi at the National Equality March: “The era and the time for asking is over. I am not asking anymore I am telling… will you tell with me? In the face of injustice and in the face of the discrimination, patience is not a plan.”

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Hundreds Gather in Nation’s Capitol to Rally Against HIV/AIDS

Hundreds of people–young and old, men and women, gay, lesbian, transgender and straight–all effected and affected by HIV and AIDS rallied on the Washington Mall Saturday night to call for an end to the epidemic.

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Say “We Do” to LGBTI Health

I don’t really care much about gay marriage. The issue that makes my heart race, is gay men’s health–LGBTI health–and I am frustrated so little attention is paid to health advocacy.

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Indian High Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

The High Court of Delhi found that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized consensual sexual acts of adults in private, violated the Indian Constitution. This ruling decriminalizes homosexuality in India and is being hailed by advocates in India and worldwide as the first step toward equality for gay, lesbian, and transgender persons in that country.

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A New Helpline for Indian Lesbians Is a Breakthrough for a Marginalized Group

Despite the annual show of presence in different parts of India during gay pride parades, lesbians continue to remain one of the more closeted groups amongst the LGBT community.

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Roundup: What’s Next for Clinton, Doulas Behind Bars, the Michael Gerson Watch and the APA on Gender Dysphoria

Doris Kearns Goodwin offers ideas on Clinton’s next steps, doulas assist mothers behind bars, Population Action International gives Michael Gerson a reality check, and the APA considers removing gender identity disorder from the DSM-V.

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Roundup: Evolving Idea of Gender, Online Dating and Islam

Thomas Beattie’s pregnancy is opening minds about gender, online dating empowering Muslim women.

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