National news:  Mom Sues Trans Teen Over Medical Transition In The News 

National news: Mom Sues Trans Teen Over Medical Transition

A lawsuit filed by a Minnesota woman, Anmarie Calgaro, on Wednesday alleges that her 17-year old transgender daughter wrongfully underwent transition-related medical care without her mother’s consent. Calgaro named her child, referring to as her “son” and by the initials “J.D.K.” in the suit, as one of the defendants. The teen’s health care providers, Park Nicollet Health Services and Fairview Health Services, were also named as defendants, as well as St. Louis County and the teen’s school district, all for treating her as an emancipated minor. Calgaro is being represented…

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National news: AP- Pulse Owner Decides Not to Sell Club to City of Orlando In The News 

National news: AP- Pulse Owner Decides Not to Sell Club to City of Orlando

The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place said Monday that she is no longer interested in selling the property to the city of Orlando. Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma said in a statement that she can’t walk away from the property, where 49 people were killed and dozens more injured during a massacre last June. Gunman Omar Mateen, who was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members after a three-hour standoff, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Poma…

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National news: Startling new report shows more must be done for LGBT Youth In The News 

National news: Startling new report shows more must be done for LGBT Youth

A report released recently by Human Rights Watch reveals that despite the “positive trends” for LGBTQ rights this past decade, there is still a great deal of work to be done to support and affirm LGBT young people in the US. LGBTQ youth, according to the report, still “have disproportionately high rates of homelessness, physical and mental health concerns, and suicidality.” They can be put into “conversion therapy,” which is legal in all but five states, and in 2016, lawmakers in at least 18 states tried to pass legislation to…

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National news: North Carolina’s Governor-Elect: “Time to Repeal” Anti-LGBT Law In The News 

National news: North Carolina’s Governor-Elect: “Time to Repeal” Anti-LGBT Law

ADVOCATE – In one of the few bright spots on election night, North Carolina elected Roy Cooper to be its next governor. The Democrat recently addressed supporters gathered at North Carolina State’s McKimmon Center, saying that after weeks of a recount that stalled the outcome of the painfully close 2016 election, it’s time to nullify North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law. “With this election, North Carolina is on its way to repairing its reputation,” Cooper told the crowd, which packed the room to hear his speech. “Let’s finish the job and repeal…

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National news: National Center for Transgender Equality Releases Latest Survey Results In The News 

National news: National Center for Transgender Equality Releases Latest Survey Results

The National Center for Transgender Equality has released results from the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS), the follow up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey and the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. The study was developed and conducted by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality in 2008- 2009, and the results were released in the 2011 report: Injustice At Every Turn. As the single-most cited study about trans people—cited by media over 15,000 times—it has dramatically changed…

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International news: India: Protester Take to Streets over Law Criminalising ‘Homosexual Acts’ In The News 

International news: India: Protester Take to Streets over Law Criminalising ‘Homosexual Acts’

UK INDEPENDENT: Hundreds of gay rights activists marched to the beat of drums in Delhi recently both to celebrate their sexuality and to draw attention to the continuing discrimination India’s LGBT community faces. Some participants in the annual gay pride parade said the ninth event felt different to past marches because more people have come to accept gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. But others said India’s right-wing government is reversing rights gains by re-instating a law criminalizing ‘homosexual acts.’ In 2009, activists cheered and danced in the street when…

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International news: Hong Kong Rainbow Lions Spark LGBT Rights Debate In The News 

International news: Hong Kong Rainbow Lions Spark LGBT Rights Debate

BBC NEWS: One of Hong Kong’s icons – a pair of lions guarding the HSBC building – has been given a rainbow-coloured makeover. Replicas of the two lions have been painted as part of the bank’s “Celebrate Pride, Celebrate Unity” campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. It’s a sight that might not be considered controversial in many cities – but in Hong Kong it has reignited debate about gay rights and whether corporations should get involved. Although Hong Kong is an international city, it is divided when…

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International news: Beijing Opens First HIV Prevention Center for Students In The News 

International news: Beijing Opens First HIV Prevention Center for Students

HIV PLUS MAGAZINE: Young men in China have one of the fastest rates of new HIV cases in the population, with 2,300 students testing positive in the first nine months of this year, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Beijing has finally begun to focus prevention strategies towards high school and university students specifically to begin addressing this epidemic. In fact, the city just opened its very first center for HIV prevention focusing on ages 15 to 24, reports China News Service. It’s long overdue, seeing…

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Winter Ball Raises Funds, Awareness for Fight Against HIV/AIDS Out on LI 

Winter Ball Raises Funds, Awareness for Fight Against HIV/AIDS

On Friday, December 2nd, over 300 guests filled the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury for the LGBT Network’s annual Winter Ball fundraiser event.  This year’s Winter Ball, which featured a special performance by hit recording artist Reina, raised over $89,000 to support the LGBT Networks HIV/AIDS prevention and outreach services.   “HIV Infections are unfortunately still on the rise on Long Island, despite the many advances in treatment and prevention made in the last few years,” said LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick.  “Through increased testing, early intervention, and improved…

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Patchogue LGBT Community Center and 2017 Pride At The Beach Big Winners at NY Awards Out on LI 

Patchogue LGBT Community Center and 2017 Pride At The Beach Big Winners at NY Awards

On Thursday, December 8th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced millions of dollars in economic and community development funding awarded through the sixth round of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, including $250,000 in capital funding for the Patchogue LGBT Community Center and $300,000 of “Market NY” funding for the production of the 2017 Pride at the Beach. The Regional Economic Development Council Initiative empowers community, business, and academic leaders, as well as members of the public in each region of the state, to develop strategic plans specifically tailored to their…

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2016 Coming Out Campaign Largest Ever Out on LI 

2016 Coming Out Campaign Largest Ever

LIGALY and The LGBT Network’s 2016 National Coming Out Day Campaign was the largest ever in its 14 year history!  More than 100 schools and over 100,000 students, teachers, parents and community leaders participated and took a stand against bullying and came out for safer schools. “We had a 20% increase in participation in NCOD this year,” said LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick. “But this is more than just numbers,” Kilmnick adds. “This is about impact and creating safe spaces for LGBT youth, as well as for youth with LGBT families. …

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Horoscopes 

Aries – ruling planet in your 11th house – make use of enhanced personal magnetism to charm a fascinating stranger. You’re entering a brand new cycle and can impress others with your originality, daring and flair for dramatic presentations. Advertising and publishing plans can now be unveiled. Taurus – ruling planet in your 9th house – you become more free and easy, ready to take a chance. Travel or higher education is in the spot light. You’ll be eager to learn and a Sagittarian type is ready to tell all….

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Horoscopes: September 2016 Horoscopes 

Horoscopes: September 2016

IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL. Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, shebegan her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books onAstrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee.Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her…

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