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HIV travel and immigration ban lifted

The U.S. government today lifted the HIV travel ban, which had prohibited HIV positive visitors and immigrants from entering the country.

Commentary: The end of the road for the HIV travel ban

How about starting off the first Monday of 2010 with some good news? Scratch that. Make that awesome news. Because today marks the end of a 22-year-old policy that was not only discriminatory and homophobic, but detrimental to public health.

New year, unwavering resolution

I'm waiting eagerly for the start of a new year. 2010 is not just any year for me; it's the 20th anniversary of my first role with the board of an organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

Who will redraw our districts?

Californians have until February 12, 2010 to apply for the first ever Citizens Redistricting Commission, established last year by a voter initiative.

'Tis the season to salute all patriots

The holidays make me fat. It’s either that, or just my survival instincts preparing for the cold by packing on some extra insulation.

More guidance on the soon-to-be-history HIV ban

The end of the HIV ban is, incredibly, less than two weeks away. Guidance for government officials who will implement the change has been coming in in dribs and drabs.

Holidays show double standard of DADT

Although stress and separation from loved ones is a part of life for most service members, LGBT patriots often experience a greater sense of loneliness during the holidays.