Gay USA: Sept. 13-19, 2011

The North Carolina legislature votes to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2012 to ban legal recognition of same-sex marriage and other relationships. Gov. Jan Brewer of AZ continues to fight treating state employees fairly. US Senator Barbara Mikulski comes out-for repealing DOMA.A rash of killings and beatings of transgendered people in D.C. in what activists call a transgender community in crisis. A high school in TN is blocking formation of a GSA on campus. Arthur Evans, one of the true pioneers of the modern LGBT movement, dies in San Francisco.  Britain will lift the lifetime ban on gay men from donating blood, but some restrictions remain. A breakthrough using HIV to cure cancer.  Men with HIV are at increased risk for transmitting Hepatitis C sexually.  The American Psychiatric Association says it is OK for kids to watch Chaz Bono on "Dancing with the Stars"    

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