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  • U.S. appeals court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban

    (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, the latest in a string of court rulings across the country to back gay marriage. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond,...
  • Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda after suspending some assistance in March over a law widely condemned by donor nations that increases punishment for homosexuals. Uganda relies on aid to fund about 20 percent of its annual...
  • White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities

    White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities
    — President Barack Obama will award medals Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan Harris, a leading patron of the arts, and Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the...
  • Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hispanic Americans make up the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. and healthcare professionals need to better understand their unique heart health risks in order to tailor their care, according to a new report from...
  • Sex education needs to start sooner, not later, study finds

    Sex education needs to start sooner, not later, study finds
    To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and reproductive health as young as age 10, says a new study out...
  • Review: 'Do Not Sell at Any Price' by Amanda Petrusich

    Review: 'Do Not Sell at Any Price' by Amanda Petrusich
    "It's funny that you even call it an art," a dedicated record collector responds when music writer Amanda Petrusich refers to his obsession as a dying art. "I think," he reflects, "it's more of a disease." In her exquisitely crafted new book "Do Not...
  • Dungy releases statement clarifying his Sam comments

    Dungy releases statement clarifying his Sam comments
    A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context. Dungy said Tuesday that Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL....
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • Andrej Pejic now Andreja: Androgynous model reveals sex reassignment

    Andrej Pejic now Andreja: Androgynous model reveals sex reassignment
    For the model born Andrej Pejic, gender -- or more accurately, androgyny -- was very much a key to success. For the model who is now Andreja Pejic, gender has been redefined, reassigned and put on her list of dreams that have become reality. Pejic, who...
  • Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave. She says she has reason to be...
  • LGBT Characters Lacking in Studio Films, Study Finds

    After undertaking its Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) for the second year to exam the quantity and quality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representation in mainstream Hollywood, nonprofit organization GLAAD has determined that the 2013...