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May 092013
 
USA - The first AIDS generation: Grappling with why we're alive and what it means (Michelangelo Signorile)

It was a rainy day in Central Park in the summer of ’92 when we attempted to send Michael Santulli’s ashes aloft over Strawberry Fields in white, helium-filled balloons. But it was one of those requests that Michael hadn’t thought through in those hazy, painful last days of his life, and someone probably should have [...]

Mar 122013
 
UK - Gay people 'at risk of a lonelier old age': Stonewall survey predicts health, housing crisis

Gay men and women in Britain are far more likely to end up living alone and have less contact with family in later life than heterosexual people, according to a groundbreaking report that raises significant questions for how society responds to their needs. The report, the first of its kind, has implications for GPs, health [...]

Feb 072013
 
China - La pareja de jubilados chinos que salió del armario en una red social celebra una ceremonia de boda

A couple of weeks ago we presented the story of a couple of Chinese retirees is that dared to come out in Weibo, a social network popular in his country, animated by the Big Love campaign launched in Hong Kong in favour of LGBT rights. As promised then, the couple has now held a ceremony of [...]

Jan 282013
 
South Africa - After gay man is denied pension, gay couples warned over pension fund rules

Following a ruling against a surviving gay partner, unmarried same-sex couples in South Africa have been warned to make sure their partners are listed as beneficiaries of their pension funds. Earlier this month, Muvhango Lukhaimane, the Deputy Pension Funds Adjudicator, dismissed a complaint against the AECI Pension Fund by a man who argued that he [...]

Nov 092012
 
USA - LGBT seniors supper club in Massachusetts

Ethos, a Jamaica Plain-based senior care organization, has launched a new program to build and support the LGBT seniors community: Out4Supper, a monthly dinner club, hosted by Mount Pleasant Home. Out4Supper is aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people aged 60 or over, though younger people are welcome as companions or guests. There is [...]