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Julia Roberts Receives GLSEN Humanitarian Award

Posted on 30 October 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, CA—Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder were given the Humanitarian Award by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) last week at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Roberts and Moder, who are raising three children, worked on HBO’s Emmy-winning AIDS drama The Normal Heart. Roberts apologized to […]

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Record Crowds Attend Volusia Pride

Posted on 30 October 2014

NEW SMYRNA BEACH—It what was being billed as a record turnout, hundreds of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders and their families and supporters celebrated diversity and acceptance las Saturday at the third annual Volusia Pride Festival in New Smyrna Beach’s Old Fort Park, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal Daytona Beach residents Debra Hamblin and Tonya […]

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Florida Requiring HIV Patients on State Health Coverage to Switch to Affordable Care Act Policies

Posted on 30 October 2014

MIAMI—HIV patients who rely on state-run health programs for their lifesaving medications have been informed that they must switch to federally run insurance exchange or the state will state paying for drugs. “The landscape of healthcare has changed, and with the passage of the Affordable Care Act we have the opportunity to access and enroll […]

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Tim Cook Comes Out Proud

Posted on 30 October 2014

In an editorial titled “Tim Cook Speaks Up,” published by Bloomberg Businessweek Thursday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged rumors that he is gay. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” Cook states. “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being […]

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CEO of Apple Announces He Is Gay

Posted on 30 October 2014

In a statement to Bloomsberg Business Week, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple announced that he is gay. Cook said: “Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made […]

Bill Clinton Speaks at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Posted on 30 October 2014

WASHINGTON, DC—Last Saturday, former President Bill Clinton fired up the guests attending the Human Rights Campaign’s national dinner at Washington, D.C.’s convention center,  offering encouragement while reminding the crowd of his wife Hillary Clinton’s support for gay rights when she served as secretary of state. According to Politico, the former president noted his wife’s support […]

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Bondi Defeated in Attempt to Push Same-Sex Marriage Directly to Florida Supreme Court

Posted on 29 October 2014

MIAMI— The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Miami indicated that it was still considering the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and refused to allow state attorney general Pam Bondi to take the matter directly to the Florida Supreme Court for adjudication. Bondi cited “great public interest in the stability” of the state’s marriage law until […]

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Towels Can Give You AIDS and Other Observations from Pat Robertson

Posted on 29 October 2014

He’s the son of a U.S. Senator (A. Willis Robertson), a reformed Baptist, a highly successful business mogul, and a Republican. He founded the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) and is the host of the phenomenally successful 700 Club broadcast live daily on the ABC Family Network. That’s the good news and the bad news. People […]

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Apple’s Tim Cook Scolds Alabama for Being Too Slow on Equality (video)

Posted on 29 October 2014

It was to be an occasion for formality and decorum, not one for controversy. Apple CEO Tim Cook was one of eight successful individuals being inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor at the state capitol this week. But Cook’s speech did not avoid controversy. After a reference to his Alabama background and family, Cook […]

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ABC’s Michael Putney Slams Rick Scott for Policy on Same-Sex Marriage (video)

Posted on 29 October 2014

It’s about as tough a commentary from a TV news reporter as you’re ever going to see. In his opinion segment of the ABC’s local 10 News program, “This Week in Florida,” Michael Putney slams Governor Rick Scott for Florida’s ban on marriage equality. And Putney, considered to be fair and unbiased, doesn’t stop there. […]

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