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- Louisiana health insurance companies have agreed to accept 3rd-party health care payments for HIV patients through November, including from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
- Angélica Lozano has become the first openly LGBT person elected to Congress in the South American country of Colombia.
- A group of human rights advocates are challenging Uganda’s anti-gay law in court.
- Meanwhile, a Ugandan gay couple has apparently already been arrested under the new law.
- Vocativ looks at the “underground railroad” helping gay people escape persecution in Iran.
- California’s integration of transgender students onto school athletic teams is progressing without incident.
- Game of Thrones‘ Kristian Nairn has come out: “When you talk about ‘the gay community,’ you are talking about MY community.”