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May 132013
 
Hong Kong - Transgender woman wins legal battle to marry

Hong Kong’s top court granted a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend Monday in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage. The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who was born male to marry a man, and for one who was born female to marry a [...]

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 [...]

May 092013
 
UK - Is Keynes’s sexual orientation at all relevant to the interpretation of his theories? (Bruce Bartlett)

Over the weekend, there was a kerfuffle about whether Keynesian economics ignores the longrun implications of its policies. The Harvard historian Niall Ferguson asserted that this was the case and said that it resulted from the British economist John Maynard Keynes’s homosexuality. Ferguson said that those without children, as is the case with most gay [...]

May 062013
 
AIDS - The truth about Patient Zero (Don Sapatkin)

The 1987 New York Post headline — THE MAN WHO GAVE US AIDS — was arguably one of the most influential of all time. “Patient Zero” — a promiscuous gay Canadian flight attendant — had spread AIDS from coast to coast. The story sparked sensational media coverage, drove a book onto the bestseller lists, pushed [...]

Apr 262013
 
Brasil - Filme “A Memória que me contam” mostra vida gay durante a ditadura

For the worshipers of cinema, premiere in July a national film that promises high technical quality and good laughs. Directed by Lucia Murat, "the memory that tell me" shows stories during the period of the military dictatorship and leash drama, humor and a touch of terrorism within a hostile environment. The chemistry looks good, it is [...]

Apr 242013
 
USA - Historic transplant for boy with HIV, leukemia

If his doctors are right, the boy with HIV and leukemia may have made history on Tuesday. But chances are, the boy himself will remember it as the day he spoke with Julius Erving. Right around noon, Dr. John Wagner gave his young patient an autographed basketball from the legendary hall-of-famer, “Dr. J,” just before [...]