Comments Sought on LGBT Housing Discrimination Study
Donovan

While there have been no national assessments of housing discrimination targeting the LGBT community, there is a body of evidence suggesting this sort of bias exists, according to HUD.

To help fill that void, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has launched a new web site that allows citizens to comment on the design of an unprecedented national study that will examine housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Philly Selected to Host US Mr. Gay Competition in 2010Josh Robers

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, has been selected to host the United States National Mr. Gay 2011 contest, the first time the contest will be held on the East Coast.

Mr. Gay United States brings together contestants representing the nation's most prestigious cities, a wide variety of celebrity judges, performers, and hosts, as well as spectators from all around the country.

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NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals Come to ARCONnemkadi Ogwumike

By Linda Kingsley

Women’s basketball fans rejoice! The NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals are coming to Sactown. The Sweet 16 and Elite 8 will be battling on the floor at Arco Arena on March 27th and 29th.

This is the last stop before the “Big Dance” appears on the big stage at the Final Four in San Antonio Texas on April 4th and 6th.

Read more: NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals Come to ARCO

 

CDC Reveals Alarming Rates of HIV and STDs Among Gay MenOral HIV Test

Following the recent National STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data that underscore the nation’s ongoing struggle to halt the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States.

The data indicate that rates of HIV infection among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are more than 44 times higher than rates among heterosexual men and more than 40 times higher than women.

Read more: Alarming Rates of HIV and STDs Among Gay Men

 

Unemployment Insurance Bill May Help Same-sex Couples

By Boyce Hinman

So you just met the love of your life, but he lives in San Diego and you are here in Midtown. If he quits his job and moves up here to live with you, can he file for unemployment? Currently, under certain circumstances, someone can quit his or her job to be with a fiancée and yet still qualify for Unemployment Insurance in California.

Generally, to qualify for Unemployment Insurance, the marriage must be imminent. Also, the claimant would have to show that he or she was required to leave his or her work to accompany a spouse to, or join a spouse at, another location because it is impossible or impractical for the claimant to commute to his or her work from the new location.

Read more: Unemployment Insurance

 

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