LGBT

4:37pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Politics

Immigrant Nonprofit Loses Funding Over LGBT Issue

An LGBT organization in Colorado is raising money for a non-profit that’s losing its funding for being loosely affiliated with them. The Catholic Conference of Bishops said it will no longer give money to Companeros because it’s too closely tied to the LGBT group. 

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9:14am

Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Miss Universe Pageant Will Allow Transgendered Women To Compete

Jenna Talackova, a transgendered woman, will be allowed to compete in the trials of the Miss Canada competition, part of the Miss Universe contest.
Reed Saxon AP

Starting in the upcoming pageant year, the Miss Universe contest will admit transgendered women, following an appeal from a contestant in this year's Miss Canada beauty pageant. Vancouver resident Jenna Talackova, who underwent a sex change operation four years ago, was disqualified by Canadian officials when they learned Talackova was originally born a male.

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2:10pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Africa

For The First Time, Mr. Gay World Crowned In Africa

Andreas Derleth of New Zealand was named Mr. Gay World 2012 on Sunday in Johannesburg. It marked the first time the competition was held in Africa, where being gay is a crime in many countries on the continent.
Denis Farrell AP

At a golf resort in suburban Johannesburg, a group of men lounged by the pool. They cheered as five competitors sprinted around a grassy field — in Speedo swimsuits — to the sounds of "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."

This was sports day at Mr. Gay World 2012.

Gay men from 22 countries took part, and this year's competition was noteworthy because it was the first time it was held on African soil. It addition, it also marked the first time that black African men participated, though there were just two.

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5:37am

Sun April 8, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: 'It Gets Better' For Mormon Students Too

A screengrab from the "It Gets Better" video created by gay and lesbian students at Brigham Young University.
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12:55pm

Tue June 21, 2011
Politics

Obama's Awkward Dance On Gay Marriage

Originally published on Wed June 22, 2011 11:54 am

President Obama after signing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law on Dec. 22, 2010.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

President Obama's self-described evolution on same-sex marriage is not happening fast enough for some gay and lesbian activists. His belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that the legalization of gay marriage should be left up to the states, puts him in an awkward position this week as he heads to New York for a re-election fundraiser with the gay and lesbian community.

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