1 in 5 LGBTQ youth identify as other than gay, lesbian or bisexual

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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More than 1 in 5 LGBTQ youth in the United States identify as a sexual orientation other than gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to a survey unveiled by The Trevor Project Oct. 1.

The survey, which was conducted last year, reveals a large minority of LGBTQ youth identify use terms like “queer, trisexual, omnisexual or pansexual” to describe their sexual orientation.

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University of Virginia students seek to end ban of blood donations by gay, bisexual men

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) | Several University of Virginia students want to overturn a ban that prohibits sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

The Daily Progress reports Austin Houck and others have banded together to create Homoglobin, a social welfare organization with branches at other schools including Virginia Tech and the College of William & Mary. The Food and Drug Administration instituted a lifetime donation ban on gay and bisexual men at the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1983.

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Fall Arts Guide 2019

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It’s here, it’s fabulous, and it’s just in time for fall! Here is your guide to all of the great things to do during autumn in Central Florida and Tampa Bay.
Cover Art and interior illustrations provided by: Gianna Pergamo / Pergamo Paper Goods – https://pergamopapergoods.com.

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Police investigate possible hate crime in LA bar ouster

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LOS ANGELES (AP) | The forceful removal of a group of transgender women and a gay man from a Los Angeles bar is being investigated as a possible hate crime, police said Aug. 27.

Cell phone video showing security guards shoving and dragging two transgender women and a gay man out of the downtown bar was widely shared on social media over the weekend. Top police officials and Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a thorough investigation.

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Issue: 26.17 25th Anniversary

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Watermark celebrates its 25th Anniversary in this commemorative issue, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue: 26.16 There’s No Place Like Home

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While setting the stage for its August 2019 outing, GayDayS paves way for June 2020 return, petition launched demanding Orange County ban conversion therapy, Tampa hosts National LGBT Chamber of Commerce conference, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue: 26.15 LGBTQ Blue

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LGBTQ cops talk about being out and proud in Central Florida and Tampa Bay, Orlando LGBTQ pioneer Joel Strack passes away at 59, Flamingo Resort St. Pete announces imminent closure, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Issue 26.14: Reading Rainbows

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Reading Rainbows – Drag Queen Story Hours enchant Central Florida and Tampa Bay, “Newsies” comes to Osceola Arts, and Tampa hosts statewide LGBTA Caucus, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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#RED Guide 2019

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Watermark’s Complete Guide to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend.

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Kentucky city rejects anti-discrimination ordinance

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) | Officials in a southcentral Kentucky city have again voted against an ordinance that would add specific housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender residents.

The Daily News reports the Bowling Green City Commission voted 3-2 on May 7 to reject the second reading of the ordinance. The vote came after three hours of impassioned discussion and comments from 85 speakers.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten Buttigieg land Time Magazine cover

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg landed the cover of Time magazine along with his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, for the magazine’s May 13 issue.

The Democratic presidential candidate and his husband are shown standing outside of their Indiana home with the headline “First Family.” Underneath it reads, “The unlikely, untested and unprecedented campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.”

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Watermark’s Wedding Guide 2019

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It’s time to celebrate your LGBT love! Watermark is very, very proud and excited to present our fifth  annual Wedding Guide. A wedding guide made specifically to help out YOU plan your big day.

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