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LGBT Community Building Long Term Political Power with Record Number of Viable Candidates

As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, LGBT elected officials and leaders are viewing this election cycle as a unique opportunity to advance equality by supporting LGBT candidates nationwide. US Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA), former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills noted the(…)

NBA will Consider New All-Star Game Host City’s Record on LGBT Rights

  The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sports events. The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to(…)

Sugar-binding Protein Galectin-9 Found to be a New Weapon to Cure HIV

The ultimate impediment to a cure for HIV infection is the presence of latent, HIV-infected cells, which can reawaken and produce new virus when antiretroviral drug therapy is stopped.  These latent, HIV-infected cells are untouched by antiretroviral therapy and are unseen by the immune system.  Moving medicine closer to a cure for HIV, scientists at(…)

Judge: Lesbian Has No Parental Rights Because She Didn’t Marry Partner

A woman whose same-sex relationship ended before same-sex marriage became legal doesn’t have parental rights to a child born to her partner in 2008, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday. The decision, which comes a year after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the country, will stand as a key(…)