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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, May 23, 2014

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U.S.: Gay marriage battle hits 30 states, except North Dakota

Federal lawsuits filed this week in Montana and South Dakota leave just one state — North Dakota — with a gay marriage ban that's not facing some form of legal challenge.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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U.S.: Is gay marriage unstoppable?

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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California: 400-plus years for gang rape of targeted lesbian

The ringleader of a 2008 gang rape of a Richmond, California woman who was allegedly targeted because she is a lesbian and then taunted was sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, May 19, 2014

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Maryland: Kid Cruz racehorse owned by married gay couple

Steven Brandt and his husband, Ric Boyland, are co-owners of Kid Cruz, a racehorse that competed Saturday at the Preakness in Maryland.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, May 16, 2014

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Texas: Gay marriage plaintiffs come out as ... straight

Chris McNosky and Sven Stricker have decided to set the record straight, literally.

The two men sat down with Dallas Voice this week to discuss their sexual orientation, which is straight, and their decision to file a federal marriage lawsuit last year.

Stories from Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act’s heavy toll

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda have reported a surge in human rights violations since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on December 20, 2013, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, May 15, 2014

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VA, federal prisons pay for transgender treatments

Parts of the government, including the Veterans Affairs Department and Bureau of Prisons, pay for treatment of transgender veterans and inmates who qualify due to a diagnosis.

The VA won't pay for veterans to have sexual reassignment surgery, but it will provide for hormone treatment and counseling for those who qualify.

Torment to tyranny: Persecution in Uganda now that the Anti-Homosexuality Act is law

Earlier this year a woman contacted Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the organization of which I'm director, forwarding a letter from her landlord. It read, "You are a wonderful woman as well as a tenant who hasn't given me any trouble over rent whatsoever," but added that "[d]ue to what is going on in the country ... I am sorry but I think you are a depraved person who I can no longer tolerate in my house. I also cannot fight against the government."

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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At least 102 transgender people have been murdered this year

Two new reports offer grim reminders that, while the U.S. is making progress on LGBT rights, there's still a shocking amount of violence perpetrated against LGBT individuals around the world.

Malaysia: Court to rule on transgender rights

Transgender women in Malaysia have filed a groundbreaking court case challenging a law that prohibits them from expressing their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 22, 2014, the Putrajaya Court of Appeal is expected to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the laws.

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