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After a careful review and monitor of its implementation of equal access to housing in its programs regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced Nov. 20 its proposed "Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual's Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule)." READ MORE.
For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning. By the count of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, there have been 22 killings so far this year of transgender or gender-nonconforming people - including 19 black or Latina transgender women. READ MORE.
Treatments for HIV have evolved through several generations since August "Buzz" Pusateri tested positive for the virus 30 years ago. READ MORE.
A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing and the most common infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels, government officials say. READ MORE.
The American Civil Liberties Union says a Kentucky county clerk's office should reissue altered marriage licenses even though the governor has promised to recognize them as valid. READ MORE.
Officials at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have announced a plan to re-label 14 restrooms across campus as "All Gender." READ MORE.
A Kansas legislative committee's chairman raised questions Nov. 17 about whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children. READ MORE.
Two Democratic state lawmakers in Ohio are using last week's Transgender Day of Remembrance as an opportunity to push their bill seeking a ban on therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors. READ MORE.
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops issued an election-year guide stressing a moral imperative to evaluate candidates according to their position on marriage and abortion. The decision Nov. 17 followed a brief debate at their national assembly over whether the document reflected the priorities of Pope Francis. READ MORE.
Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski has become the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City. READ MORE.
A proposal to allow Utah residents to use oil extracted from marijuana to treat more diseases, including cancer and HIV, received an early vote of support Nov. 18 from some state lawmakers. READ MORE.
After parents complained about a newly formed LGBT Club at Rutherford County K-12 public charter school, the school's board of directors suspended all clubs' activities. READ MORE.
Charlie Sheen said his bad-boy days are over and, with a declaration Nov. 17 that he's HIV-positive, he aims to become an inspiration to others. READ MORE.
When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri - a school now known for one student's hunger strike and other protests against the administration's handling of racial bias and hostility on campus - he promised to "ignite Mizzou." READ MORE.
Several hundred people with roots in the Mormon faith gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to renounce the church's new policies targeting gays and their children in an event that marked the latest illustration of the fervor the rule changes have caused. READ MORE.
One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down - possibly a side effect of tension between the Scouts and the Mormon church over this summer's decision to allow gay Scout leaders. READ MORE.
A special state fund created to help Idaho navigate state sovereignty conflicts with the federal government has paid out more than $2.1 million over the last two decades, nearly all of it spent on losing legal battles. READ MORE.
The Arkansas Supreme Court voted to find the state's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional but never issued its ruling months before same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, a former state justice said in a recently published interview. READ MORE.
Several hundred people with roots in the Mormon faith gathered in Salt Lake City Nov. 14 to renounce the church's new policies targeting gays and their children in an event that marked the latest illustration of the fervor the rule changes have caused. READ MORE.
Another business group has formed to lobby for extending Indiana's civil rights protections to members of the LGBT communities. READ MORE.
- Houston Delivers Tough Blow, Repeals Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
- Q&A: Kylie Minogue Talks First Christmas Album, 'Hating' the Boxes People Put Her In & Her Mistletoe Man ('You Should Love Who You Love')
- The Authentic Life: Sarah Paulson Talks 'Carol,' Pressure To Be An LGBT Activist & Why She Misses Jessica Lange
- Q&A: Joe Jonas On Gay Clubbin' With Nick, Flattering Advances & How a Jonas Brothers Reunion Could 'Easily Happen'
- An Open Letter To Dana Nessel, From The Transgender Community of Michigan
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