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LGBT (also GLBT) and variations are initialisms used to refer collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified people. Variations that are sometimes used include—but are not limited to—adding "Q" for queer or questioning, "I" for intersex, or "S" (or "A") for straight allies.
While LGBT is often used as a short way to refer to the various LGBT demographic groups, LGBT individuals themselves usually identify by other labels (such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), or by no label at all. There are also a number of other names (some slang) that LGBT people may refer to themselves as, in order to be noted as part of a subculture, such as Bear or Twink.
Around the world, government policies regarding LGBT people range from the death penalty for sexual acts to civil marriages or partnerships for same-sex couples. .Living conditions around the world also range from near-unanimous acceptance of public acts to total discrimination in all areas such as housing or employment.^ Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in U.S. Senate .
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Queer Eye is an Emmy award-winning American reality television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003. The program's name was changed from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy after the third season to broaden the scope of its content. The series was created by openly gay executive producer David Collins and his straight producing partner David Metzler and produced by their production company, Scout Productions.

Current events

Wings, rings, and things:


  • 7 January 2010 - A bill which would have allowed same-sex marriage in the U.S state of New Jersey fails. 14 voted for the bill, and 20 voted against it.[2]




  • 16 December 2009 - The extreme-right group British National Front is accused of placing homophobic stickers around the Canal Street area of Manchester.^ December 16, 2009 1:00 PM .
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    ^ December 16, 2009 11:00 AM .
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    [9]
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  • 15 December 2009 - LGBT rights in Sweden - According to the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden, the permanent ban on blood donation for gay men will be removed from March 1, 2010. Men who have sex with men will be allowed to donate blood, but only if they have been sexually inactive in the past year.^ December 15, 2009 1:00 PM .
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    ^ December 15, 2009 2:00 PM .
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    ^ December 15, 2009 4:00 PM .
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    .This as the cases of HIV among gay Swedes have been raised, but slightly been fewer in 2009.[10]

  • 13 December 2009 - Democrat Annise Parker is elected Mayor of Houston, Texas, making it the largest US city to elect an openly homosexual mayor.^ December 10, 2009 4:00 PM .
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    ^ May 13, 2009 10:30 AM .
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    ^ December 31, 2009 10:30 AM .
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    (BBC) [11]


  • 04 November 2009 - Voters of Maine repeal a law that would allow couples gay marriage. The result comes in at a close for-against result of 47.2 and 52.9 respectively. .In state Washington voters say yes to allow couples civil unions.



  • 22 October 2009 - LGBT rights in Sweden - The assembly of the Church of Sweden, which is dominated by Protestants, voted strongly in favour with 70% of the votes, of giving its blessing to homosexual couples,.[13], including the use of the term marriage. .The new law will be introduced on November 1, 2009. This happened after the Parliament of Sweden in 2009 introduced anti-discrimination laws on transgender identity or expression and voted to make same-sex marriages fully legal from May 1, 2009, with the votes 261 to 22. The assembly's verdict in the Church of Sweden is the first case in the world where a recognized church is willing to support same sex marriages.

  • 20 October 2009 - Recognition of same-sex unions in Jersey - A vote in the state of Jersey confirms that civil partnerships will come into effect immediately.^ May 20, 2009 11:30 AM .
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    ^ May 22, 2009 2:00 PM .
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    ^ November 22, 2009 2:30 PM .
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    The vote came in at a yes/no result of 48 to 5 respectively.[14]

  • 20 October 2009 - Former Miss California Carrie Prejean (who publicly spoke out against same-sex marriage at a beauty contest and then numerous times on mainstream media} is sued for the price of her breast implants which were part of a contract Prejan signed when she took up the role - the costs estimated at $5,200 USD. [15]





  • 10 October 2009 - U.S President Barack Obama speaks at a dinner hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, explaining that he is moving forward with plans to repeal the Don't ask, don't tell policy, as well as the Defense of Marriage Act (which stops same-sex marriages being recognised on a federal level).^ October 21, 2009 5:30 PM .
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    ^ ENDA, marriage equality and moving the ball forward .
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    ^ October 25, 2009 2:30 PM .
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    [26]

  • 07 October 2009 - Microsoft Corporation makes a $100,000 (£62,976) donation to gay rights campaigners in Washington. .The donation is in support of a referendum on whether gay couples should be given expanded rights under domestic partnerships law.

  • 1 October 2009 - LGBT rights in the United States - Civil partnerships come into effect in Nevada.^ Washington State Passes Civil Rights Bill .
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    ^ Why do Barney Frank & Tammy Baldwin, HRC, Nancy Pelosi & the Dems, and the Civil Rights Powers That Be Hate Gays?
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    With over 700 gay couples who registered their relationship beforehand, the passed law coming into effect allows them to be legally recognised.

  • 18 September 2009 - The European Union votes to adopt a resolution criticising a recent law passed by Lithuania which prohibits any mention of homosexuality in schools or in media accessible by young people. .[27] [28]

  • 17 September 2009 — LGBT rights in Lithuania — Lithuania passes a law which bans the mention of homosexuality in schools or media, which is generally considered similar to Section 28 [29]

  • 10 September 2009 - Openly gay illusionist Derren Brown correctly predicts the National lottery numbers on live television.^ May 29, 2009 10:30 AM .
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    ^ September 17, 2008 10:00 AM .
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    ^ April 28, 2009 10:30 AM .
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    .[30][31]

  • 10 September 2009 - A bill allowing gay couples in Uruguay to adopt has been approved by the country's Senate as expected.^ May 29, 2009 10:30 AM .
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    ^ April 11, 2009 10:30 AM .
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    ^ May 18, 2009 10:30 AM .
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    [32]

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If your marriage needs protecting you need a therapist not an amendment
Credit: Originally from Flickr (Flickr user: stevebott)
T-shirt reading "If your marriage needs protecting you need a therapist not an amendment", at a demonstration following the upholding of California Proposition 8 (2008) in Strauss v. Horton. Image: 30 May 2009, Fresno, California, USA

Random quote

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain.

Selected biography

Memorial plaque for Turing at Sackville Park
Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (pronounced /ˈt(j)ʊ(ə)rɪŋ/) (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, logician and cryptographer.
Turing is often considered to be the father of modern computer science. He provided an influential formalisation of the concept of the algorithm and computation with the Turing machine.

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  • Requests: LGBT requested articles at Social Sciences requested articles
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  • Cleanup: Cleanup listing for all articles tagged by this project, regularly updated by Wolterbot
  • Update: Portal:LGBT/Current events (adding of new items as needed)
  • Other: New articles containing LGBT keywords (may need to be project-tagged if within scope, and added to relevant categories); Articles in LGBT categories, but not project-tagged (may need to be project-tagged if within project scope)

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