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  • Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill gets Mormon approval
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 20 years ago, Troy Williams was a young Mormon missionary who didn't know how he would reconcile his sexual preference with his faith when he came home to live in conservative Utah.

  • Mormon church backs Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark bill Wednesday that bars discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while protecting the rights of religious groups and individuals.

  • Police discrimination against U.S. LGBT community pervasive: report
    By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Law enforcement agencies in the United States regularly discriminate against and harass lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, according to researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. LGBT people of color and members of the transgender community were most targeted by police officers, according to a report ...

  • Small step by Tokyo district could be giant leap for LGBT equality
    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Same-sex couples in Japan are awaiting the results of a debate in a Tokyo local assembly that may give them what their Western counterparts have long had: a chance to step out of the shadows. The proposal by Tokyo's Shibuya ward to recognize same-sex partnerships from April may seem insignificant compared with the United States, where gay marriage is legal in all ...

  • How LGBT Youths Survive the Streets
    A groundbreaking report released Tuesday documents the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths in New York City’s commercial sex trade. This reflects the deep barriers that black, Latino, Asian, and multiracial LGBT youths face accessing education, employment, health care, and housing and, ultimately, simply becoming full participants in American society. The new research ...

  • Many LGBT homeless youth sell sex to survive on the streets, report says
    Many homeless youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are likely to engage in “survival sex” in order to stay alive on the streets or in homeless shelters, according to a new study. The federally funded study by the Urban Institute, which was conducted over three years, included in-depth interviews with 283 young people in New York City, most of them 15 to 21 years ...

  • U.S. names first-ever LGBT human rights envoy
    By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States Department of State on Monday named its first-ever special envoy to advocate globally for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Randy Berry, an openly gay senior diplomat, has served as U.S. Consul General in Amsterdam since 2012. "Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT ...

  • US names first global envoy for LGBT rights
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas.

  • Millennial Evangelicals push for full inclusion of LGBT Christians
    “Pastor Adam,” as his congregation at Christ Church: Portland calls him, was well suited for such a mission. Young, familiar as much with Tumblr as with theological tomes, and a former director of faith mobilization for the ONE Campaign, the antipoverty group cofounded by U2’s Bono, Mr. Phillips brought a charisma and enthusiasm common to generations of evangelical ministers. Phillips is also ...

  • London LGBT Film Festival Unveils Lineup
    BFI Flare will open with Justin Kelly's 'I Am Michael,' close with Malcolm Ingram's 'Out to Win' and feature a 40th anniversary screening of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.'

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