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2014-08-19 08:26:33

OTTAWA (TORONTO), Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Fusing together a boat of various genders has become much easier in 2014, as the 5?person rowing team, "Team TRANS?fusion," from Toronto's Hanlan Boat Club makes a splash of a whole new kind at a marathon in Ottawa this Sunday, marking a new milestone on the journey to equality in the world of sports. Many sports have not been the most welcoming for Transgender individuals, however recent legislative and human rights code changes are slowly...

2014-07-31 08:31:36

Author/Educator couple aims to protect kids, discourage bullying with new LGBT picture book series. TORONTO, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - School board educator j wallace and award-winning author S. Bear Bergman have teamed up with Canadian artists and writers to publish a series of six picture books featuring LGBT kids and families. The books will feature positive, celebratory storylines. "It's tempting to think of this as a 'gay issue'." says wallace, whose day job is with the...

2014-07-16 23:00:17

Report finds that transgender-related discrimination harms health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Nearly two-thirds of transgender Massachusetts residents have experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting in the past 12 months and those experiencing this discrimination were nearly twice as likely to report adverse physical and mental health outcomes, according to a study released today by The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and The Fenway Institute...

2014-06-14 23:03:11

During this LGBT Pride Month, Mountainside is raising awareness about the disproportionate rate of substance abuse in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population. Canaan, CT (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 During this LGBT Pride Month, Mountainside celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and the many global contributions they have made. The addiction treatment center also raises awareness about the disproportionate rate of substance abuse in the LGBT population....

2014-06-10 23:11:54

GaySurrogacy.com is the largest platform of family building resources ever created by an organization with a specific mission to serve LGBT communities across the United States. The company will now offer the most affordable surrogacy options in the US, intuitive educational resources, and a range of initiatives designed to have a colossal impact on gay parenting. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 GaySurrogacy.com is the largest network of family building resources ever created by an...

2014-05-12 23:02:35

Edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth. Introduction by Jennifer Finney Boylan. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Oxford University Press released "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves", a groundbreaking new resource guide for transgender populations, today. While primarily targeted towards transgender populations, the book serves as a resource, much like "Our Bodies, Our Selves" published in 1973, for partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to...

2014-04-30 04:20:39

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military experts today questioned why the Pentagon is reiterating defenses of the transgender service ban that were discredited by the American Psychiatric Association and further undermined in a recent report co-authored by former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. A story in the Washington Post this weekend focused on the ousting of a highly regarded transgender sailor. In the article, a Pentagon spokeswoman indicated...

2014-03-13 12:20:12

Commission Report Disputes Medical Rationale as Outdated, Harmful SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A commission co-chaired by a former US Surgeon General released a report today concluding that the Pentagon's ban on transgender military service is not based on sound medical reasoning, according to the Associated Press. In one of the first and most detailed assessments of the basis and impact of the current policy, the Transgender Military Service Commission examined...

2014-03-13 08:28:45

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has been identified by Funders for LGBTQ Issues as the largest funder of programs for Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer individuals. "We are immensely proud to be recognized by Funders for LGBTQ Issues for our work focused on the needs of Black LGBTQ communities," said EJAF founder Sir Elton John. "At the Elton John AIDS Foundation, we see the fight for equality for Black...

2014-03-11 23:24:17

The leading online STD testing service, STDcheck.com, spotlights the most stimulating blogs and online destinations in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender category. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 STDcheck.com, the leader in online STD testing, created a new list honoring the best Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender bloggers. The Loud and Proud LGBT Blogs & Destinations list identifies the finest bloggers in the LGBT community and connects readers with these excellent...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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