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National Study: Only 16 Percent Of Men Who Have Sex With Men Report Using Condoms 'Always'

A new study by CDC researcher Dawn Smith has found that only 16 percent of men who have sex with men reported consistent condom use during the study period. READ MORE.

New Data Shows U.S. Benefiting From Same-Sex Marriage

LOS ANGELES - The Williams Institute, in partnership with Credit Suisse, has released a new, interactive resource exploring the amount of money state economies have to gain by allowing same-sex couples to marry. READ MORE.

NYC Approves Ordinance On Trans Birth Certificates

NEW YORK - A New York City Council approved an ordinance last week eliminating barriers for transgender people seeking to change the gender marker on their birth certificates. READ MORE.

LGBT Baby Boomers Face Tough Retirement Hurdles

NEW YORK (AP) - For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month. Retirement should have been a "slam dunk," the 62-year-old Texas widow says. She saved, bought a house with her spouse and has a pension through her employer. READ MORE.

In Wake Of Murder, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stands in solidarity Dec. 17, with sex workers and their allies to commemorate the 11th annual International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers. Dec. 6th marked the 12th case of a transgender woman of color found murdered since the NCAVP started counting in June. READ MORE.

Financial Tips For Same-Sex Couples

NEW YORK (AP) - Gay and lesbian individuals are less prepared financially for retirement than their straight counterparts, according to an exclusive analysis by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. READ MORE.

Group: Army To Recognize Transgender Vets' Names

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) - The U.S. Army has agreed to "fully recognize" the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said recently. READ MORE.

Michigan New Non-Discrimination Rule Implemented Federally

The Department of Labor published a new rule to prohibit businesses that contract with the federal government from engaging in workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. READ MORE.

National Attorney: Same-Sex Marriages Should Start Soon In Miss.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - On Nov. 29 an attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days. READ MORE.

MI Marriage Trial Will U.S. Supreme Court Resolve Marriage Debate?

Trying to keep up with the number of states now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been tricky business the past few weeks. The number of new states coming "on line" with marriage equality has changed almost every day -- sometimes back and forth. READ MORE.

National Mississippi Judge Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. READ MORE.

Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

CHICAGO (AP) -- A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it. READ MORE.

Shelter in Kansas City Won't House Gay Couples

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The City Union Mission in Kansas City says it will not allow legally married same-sex couples who are homeless to stay at the shelter. READ MORE.

Gay Marriage Issue Now Linked To Ohio Senator

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. READ MORE.

Another Top Ohio Republican Speaks On Gay Marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Republican justice on the Ohio Supreme Court says the legal obstacles facing his lesbian daughter, her partner and their two children have made him view the state's protections for same-sex couples and their families as inadequate. READ MORE.

Pope Reinforces Traditional Family Values

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis said Monday that children have the right to grow up with a mother and a father, emphasizing traditional family values as he opened an interreligious conference on the "complementarity" of men and women in marriage. READ MORE.

Republican Sweep Captures Senate And Some Pro-Gay Governors

Republican candidates won enough U.S. Senate seats Tuesday night to take over the majority in both chambers of Congress, but in an even more stunning victory, Republicans took over the governor's offices in three strongly Democratic states - Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. The results in the U.S. Senate stall any chance for advancing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for at least two years, maybe more. READ MORE.

Michigan LGBT Veterans Still Denied Equal Federal Benefits

On the eve of Veterans Day, the American Military Partner Association, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin granting full and equal benefits to legally married LGBT veterans and their spouses. READ MORE.

National GLSEN Releases New National School Climate Survey On America's Middle And High Schools

Benchmark Survey Reveals Some Improvements in Climate; Schools Nationwide Remain Hostile Environments for LGBT Youth READ MORE.

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Study Finds Significant Racial Disparities For HIV Infection Among Black And White MSM

A study published in the journal The Lancet HIV reports that there is a significant disparity in HIV prevalence between black and white men who have sex with men. The study was published on Nov. 18 and found a startling 32 percent prevalence rate for black men who have sex with men, compared with only eight percent for white men who have sex with men.

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