Gay USA 10/21/15

Houston, we have a problem. The referendum campaign to keep Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance from going into effect has gotten about as ugly as it can. Find out how you can help hereHillary Clinton addresses her evolution on same-sex marriage while Joe Biden decides not to run.The US State Department is ending domestic partner benefits, provoking protest from gay foreign service workers.The US government comes out strongly against so-called “conversion therapy” for LGBT youth.Victories for same-sex married couples in Maine and Utah and a setback for a lesbian mom in Florida.Transgender woman Zella Ziona, 21, is shot and killed in Gaithersburg, MD.A slap on the wrist for two gaybashers in Philadelphia.A National Guardsman is reprimanded for protesting a senior officer’s decision to allow same-sex weddings at the West Point chapel.Facebook reports a surge in people coming out on their site.The venue for World Pride in 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, has been selected.The winner of the prestigious Man Booker literary prize is an out gay novelist from Jamaica, Marlon James.Russia jails some of the monsters who were torturing gay people.James Franco is making yet another gay-themed film.

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