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City Fund Takes Flak: Groups fault D.C.'s ''critical services'' fund for overlooking LGBT-specific organizations in ...

News: A coalition of LGBT advocacy groups and service organizations released a statement Monday evening expressing their disappointment that no LGBT-specific groups were named among 58 organizations awarded grants under the City Fund, a $15 million fund intended to provide support for nonprofit organizations that provide ''critical services'' to District residents. Signatories of the letter ...

Houston Mayor Introduces Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

The country's largest city without an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance looks to change that with a new draft policy, proposed by the city's first LGBT mayor. Featured Image:  read more

LGBT Seniors in California Lack Affordable Housing Options

  Photo: A rainbow painted fence encloses Openhouse’s future affordable housing site for low-income LGBT seniors in San Francisco. (Rick Gerharter/Bay Area Reporter) For links to the entire LGBT elders series see Part 1. SAN FRANCISCO--Midlife and older lesbians, gays,...

Citing Religious Beliefs, Cabbies Won't Drive Cars With Ads for Gay Games

The Gay Games has been a promising vehicle of change for marginalized LGBT athletes—yet 30 years after the sporting event was created, some people in this year's host city of Cleveland are not so welcoming. Some cab drivers who regularly travel the route between the city and the airport are refusing to drive cabs that bear ads for the August event, citing religious reasons, according to the ...

Black LGBT Seniors Struggle with Double Discrimination

 Photo: Larry Saxxon said homophobia in the African American community and racism in the LGBT community makes for a narrow margin with which to work for gay African Americans. (Rick Gerharter/Bay Area Reporter)Part 4 of series. For links to the...

For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming

With just one affordable housing complex catering to L.A.'s LGBT senior citizens, many struggle to find accepting low-income homes. The walls of Alice Herman's home are covered in photographs.

Spain’s LGBT Nursing Home

In a country where discrimination is bad enough to push some elderly residents back into the closet, there’s a sign of hope—a new center being built in Madrid catering to gay residents.

LGBT Groups Working to End Seniors’ Isolation

 Photo: LGBT seniors ward off feelings of isolation at Openhouse's games day in San Francisco. (Jane Philomen Cleland/Bay Area Reporter)Part 3 of series. For links to the entire series, see Part 1.SAN FRANCISCO--A walk through Manhattan's gay Chelsea district is...

18 Things to Listen to on the LGBT Day of Silence

Today is the 19th annual Day of Silence, a movement organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network where youths take a vow of silence "to call attention to the silencing effect...

India’s LGBT Community: Don’t Vote BJP

While the incumbent Congress Party, fledgling Aam Aadmi Party and even the Communist Party of India have all come out in favor of gay rights, the Bharatiya Janata Party has not made its position clear, enraging the LGBT community of the world's largest democracy