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April is STD Awareness Month

by Guest Blogger: William Smith April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month, and as a veteran of public health, I’ve seen STD Awareness Months come and go. But this April there is an extra urgency among public health officials…

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Dr. Franklin Edward Kameny

Once upon a time there was a person much like you or me.  This person didn’t have any super powers or special gifts from another world.  But this person knew something vital and very, very important. This person knew that…

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The end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

What an exciting experience to be on a White House Briefing call today with activists from around the country! Ted Bernhardt, Jeffrey Montgomery and I joined Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Director Brian…

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There is no “except” in “equality”

Yesterday the Washington Blade posted an article about Hilary Clinton's speech at a Pride rally. Also during her 14-minute speech, Clinton referenced the work the State Department has done in the past year to address LGBT issues overseas, including facilitating…

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