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Coca-Cola Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Yesterday Coca-Cola marked National Coming Out Day with the above tweet. Stand by for an avalanche of outrage.

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Hillary Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Hillary Clinton today marked National Coming Out Day with the above tweet which includes a video of last week’s speech to the Human Rights Campaign.

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PHILADELPHIA: Hundreds Of Activists Rally In Memory Of Murdered Transgender Woman [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A large crowd gathered in Center City to call for justice and equality for transgender men and women in the wake of a brutal murder. The 5th Annual Philly Trans March took place Saturday afternoon at Thomas Paine Plaza, less than a week after Kiesha Jenkins, a 22-year-old transgender woman, was killed by a group of men ...

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Nobel Winner: Complete HIV Remission Is Within Reach

Pioneering researcher Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who shared the Nobel prize for identifying the virus that causes AIDS, is retiring. She says she regrets not having found a cure, but believes a complete remission from HIV infection is within reach. Via Reuters: “I am personally convinced that remission…is achievable. When? I don’t know. But it is feasible,” she told Reuters at her ...

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CALIFORNIA: Rural County At Center Of Proposition 8 Battle Gets LGBT Community Center

Longtime JMG reader Luis sends us the above photo from the grand opening of an LGBT center in Imperial County, California. If Imperial County rings a bell for you, that’s because it was once at the center of the Prop 8 battle that eventually ended up before the US Supreme Court. Anti-gay groups turned to deeply conservative Imperial County because ...

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SUNDAY: National Coming Out Day

The 27th annual National Coming Out Day is Sunday. The date was chosen in 1988 as the anniversary of the previous year’s historic March On Washington, when an estimated 500,000 gathered on the National Mall to demand increased funding for HIV/AIDS research, the repeal of anti-sodomy laws, and the legal recognition of LGBT relationships. Many of those 27 year-old dreams ...

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The “Kissing Marine” Couple Has Gotten Married

NOTE: An important correction is below. The US Marine whose welcome home kiss from his boyfriend rocketed around the world in 2012 has gotten married. Gay Star News reports: The couple whose photo quickly became a symbol of the post-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era in the US got married last weekend in Honeoye Falls, New York. Back in February 2012, ...

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Researchers Claim 70% Success Rate In Predicting Sexual Orientation Using Epigenetic Algorithm

Researchers at the UCLA School of Medicine today issued a press release in which they claim to be able to predict sexual orientation about 70% of the time using an “algorithm using epigenetic information from just nine regions of the human genome.” From the press release: “To our knowledge, this is the first example of a predictive model for sexual ...

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October 23rd: Ali Forney Center’s Annual Gala

New York City’s Ali Forney Center will hold its annual fundraising gala for homeless LGBT youth on Friday, October 23rd in downtown Manhattan at Capitale. Tickets are still available! Comedian and Orange Is The New Black star Lea DeLaria will be the evening’s host and there’s an always terrific after-party following the main event. The following night, Saturday the 24th, ...

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SACRAMENTO: Paris Train Attack Hero Spencer Stone Critically Stabbed After Leaving Gay Disco

Spencer Stone, the US Airman who recently won international accolades for thwarting a shooting on a Paris train, has been critically stabbed after he and a group of friends left Badlands, a popular gay disco in the Sacramento neighborhood known as Lavender Heights. The Sacramento Bee reports: Officers were called at 12:46 a.m. Thursday to the 2100 block of K ...

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California Will No Longer Do Business With Companies That Don’t Provide Benefits To Trans Employees

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill which bans the state from doing business with companies that fail to offer equal benefits to transgender employees. The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds: “In signing SB 703, Governor Brown has made California the first state in the nation to refuse to contract with businesses and other entities that discriminate against ...

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Notorious RBG: Scalia Sang Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’ On Day After Obergefell Ruling

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg has revealed a tidbit about the day after the Obergefell ruling came out. Via Reuters: On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by her conservative colleague Antonin Scalia singing a Bob Dylan song. The song, Ginsburg told Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung, was ...

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NCAA Basketball Coach Chris Burns Comes Out [VIDEO]

NCAA basketball now has its first openly gay coach. USA Today has the story: Chris Burns stands before his players in Bryant University’s men’s basketball locker room. He is shaking, yet resolute. He’s rehearsed this conversation in his head dozens of times. But that’s just practice. This is game time. “There are parts of this business that lead me to ...

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TRAILER: Girls To Men

Next week Britain’s Channel 4 will air the documentary Girls To Men. The Independent recaps the fascinating trailer: A British student has documented his transition from a woman to a man with a selfie every day for the past three years. Jamie Ross, 21, was 18 when he started taking testosterone (T). He decided to document his transition, ending up ...

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WISCONSIN: GOP Bill Would Let Parents Sue Schools If Transgender Students Use The “Wrong” Restroom

Under a bill introduced by GOP Wisconsin state Rep. Jesse Kremer, parents would be able to sue a public school if a transgender student were to use the “wrong” restroom.  The Wisconsin State Journal reports: “This bill reinforces the societal norm in our schools that students born biologically male must not be allowed to enter facilities designated for biological females ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Mob Who Murdered Transgender Woman

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Philadelphia police have asked for the public’s help in finding the men who attacked and killed a transgender woman in Logan in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday. Kiesha Jenkins, 22, of North Philadelphia, had been riding in a car that dropped her off at 13th and Wingohocking Streets around 2:30 a.m., said homicide Capt. ...

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White House: Not Ready To Endorse Equality Act
UPDATE: Video Added To Post

According to Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today said that President Obama isn’t prepared to endorse the Equality Act, which would essentially grant LGBT Americans the same federal protections enjoyed by Christians since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. How very disappointing. Nobody really expects the Equality Act to get any ...

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Bishops Call For End To Derogatory Language About Homosexuals At Vatican Synod On The Family

Reuters reports: Catholics should stop using condescending language such as “pity” towards homosexuals and find ways to welcome them as sons and daughters of the Church, bishops have told a major gathering on the family. The comments supporting more inclusive language for homosexuals in the Church were made in the first two rounds of interventions at the closed-door gathering, known ...

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Former NFL Star Kordell Stewart: I’m Not Gay And I Never Dated The “I’m Not Gay No More” Guy

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart says that he’s not gay and has never dated Andrew Caldwell, the infamous “I’m not gay no more” guy – despite such claims by Caldwell, who is apparently NOT not gay no more. TMZ Sports reports: The rumors started when Caldwell went on a radio show last week and proclaimed the two were in ...

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Malta: Best In Europe For LGBT Rights

Yesterday Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his pride after his tiny island nation was ranked as the best in Europe on LGBT rights by ILGA-Europe. Malta Today reports: Malta has shot up to a historic first place in the International Lesbian-Gay Association’s ‘Rainbow Europe’ league for LGBTIQ rights, overtaking the United Kingdom and Belgium. According to the table, Malta grants ...

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