Gay Workers to Get Family Leave

June 21, 2010

by Phillip Elliot | Associated Press

The Labor Department is ready to tell employers they must give gay workers the same opportunity as heterosexual ones to take unpaid time off to care for their partners’ newborns or loved ones.

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Constance McMillen to Attend White House Pride Reception

June 21, 2010

by Julie Bolcer | The Advocate

Constance McMillen, the lesbian teenager at the center of a prom season controversy at her Mississippi high school, will attend an LGBT Pride Month event to be hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday.

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Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness by the Numbers

June 21, 2010

from the Center for American Progress

There are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people in the United States, and estimates suggest that disproportionate numbers of those youth are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

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‘I Was Scared to Sleep': LGBT Youth Face Violence Behind Bars

June 21, 2010

by Daniel Redman | The Nation

Over the phone, Krystal has a calm and lilting Southern accent. She identifies as a woman now, but when she entered Louisiana’s juvenile justice system at 12 years of age, she presented herself as a boy and used male pronouns. Today, she’s 18 and was just recently released from the system.

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Weddings for Everybody!

June 21, 2010

by Maureen Dowd | New York Times

Everything about the climax of the legal quest to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage was appropriately cinematic — even the month best to imagine two men atop a wedding cake or two women walking down the aisle.

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