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- When will the military’s assessment of transgender health catch up to science’s?
- The Advocate is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a timeling of LGBT history.
- Rep. C. W. Bill Young (R-FL) is the last living member of the Florida “John’s Committee” that investigated and persecuted homosexuals in the 1950′s and 60′s.
- The Peace Advocacy Network has filed a complaint with the American Psychological Association about two ex-gay therapists operating a clinic just outside Philadelphia.
- The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity has released a new report of best practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control.
- Police in Lincoln, Nebraska have arrested Charlie Rogers for staging the hate crime she claimed she endured.
- A lesbian couple in Colombia is challenging the country’s laws on same-sex adoption.
- In an interview with Larry King, actors Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard criticized Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy for his “homophobic, terribly outdated, wrong-side-of-history opinion,” but defended his right to free speech, just like “The Ku Klux Klan should have the right to open a pizza parlor.” Watch the full interview: