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Council Member Corey Johnson Unveils 'HASA for All' Legislation

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 27
On February 26, NYC Council Health Committee Chair Corey Johnson unveiled long-sought legislation that would expand HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) benefits to all low-income, HIV-positive New York City residents.

Apple CEO Lends Name to Alabama's Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 5
Apple CEO Tim Cook -- the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to come out as gay, in October -- has lent his support and his name to an anti-gay workplace discrimination bill in his home state of Alabama.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

San Fran Supes Prepare for LGBT Elder Legislation

LOCAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 2
Drawing upon a report finalized March 25, the two gay members of the Board of Supervisors are preparing to introduce legislation in the coming months focused on LGBT seniors issues.

SF Rule Aims for LGBT Tenant Protections Nationwide

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 8
National developers wishing to build residential projects with 10 or more units in San Francisco would have to disclose if they prohibit LGBT discrimination under a proposal gay District 9 Supervisor David Campos is championing.

HOPE Act Allows HIV-Positive to Donate Organs

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 19
AIDS service organizations are applauding the House of Representatives’ decision to allow people living with HIV to donate their organs to other people living with HIV.

With Sponsorship of Bill Nelson, ENDA is Three Votes From Passage

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
With the co-sponsorship of Sen. Bill Nelson, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is now just three votes away from passing the Senate.

Council Committee Passes Two Pro-LGBT Bills

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jun 15
The D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety passed two bills intended to benefit members of the LGBTI community Thursday, allowing District residents to amend the gender on their birth certificates to align with their gender identity.

Albania Passes Landmark LGBT Protection Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By Sergio N. Candido | May 8
Albania is amending its criminal code after two laws protecting the LGBT community against hate crimes were passed this past weekend.

Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Pass Marriage Equality

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | May 2
With Governor Lincoln Chafee’s signature, Rhode Island became the tenth state in the nation to pass marriage equality legislation, allowing same-sex couples to wed.

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