LGBT

5:29am

Thu February 13, 2014
All Tech Considered

Through The Internet, Gay Teens Connected To Larger Community

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 1:01 am

Emily Kitfield, 16, says she's not sure if she would have been able to come out to her parents and community without being able to reach out to others online.
Courtesy of Emily Kitfield

In the past 20 years, the Internet has significantly impacted what it means to grow up as a gay kid in this country.

Before the Web, many gay young people grew up in what seemed to be isolation, particularly those in small towns. But with the advent of online chat rooms and Websites dedicated to gay culture, communities formed, and that demographic began finding new support.

That change can be seen in the experiences of two women who grew up in the same town, two decades apart.

'The Only One'

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1:15pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Politics

Colorado Senate Approves Bill Allowing LGBT Couples To File Joint State Tax Returns

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Breaking along party lines, the Colorado Senate Tuesday passed, on an initial vote, a proposal to allow gay couples legally married in other states to file a joint Colorado tax return.

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3:01pm

Mon January 13, 2014
Politics

Utah Same-Sex Marriage Case Has Implications For Colorado

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It may take months before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver decides on Utah’s same-sex marriage ban. Dave Montez, executive director of One Colorado, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group says they're watching the challenge.There’s a reason; Colorado has a similar constitutional amendment on the books.

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9:03am

Sun December 22, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

After Coming Out, Gay Mormon Finds Support At Home

Originally published on Sun December 22, 2013 2:03 pm

Jamison Manwaring's brother Jonathan (right) and Jonathan's wife, Rachel, have become advocates for gay Mormons since Jamison came out.
Courtesy Jamison Manwaring

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Jamison Manwaring came out to extended family and his church community last spring in a YouTube video. More than 20,000 people have watched it since.

Coming out wasn't easy, because Manwaring is a Mormon. According to the church, having homosexual feelings is not a sin, but acting upon them is.

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6:40am

Thu December 19, 2013
Health

'Are You LGBT?' Simple Question Has Profound Health Care Impact

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The doctor/patient relationship is one of the most personal; it can be even more complicated for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. There’s a fear that if doctors discover their orientation, they would be treated differently.

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