A landmark study has revealed there are at least 10 different types of breast cancer, not four as previously thought – a finding that is expected to have far-reaching implications for treatment of the disease.
Archive for April, 2012
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled in a 5-0 decision that an employer who discriminates against a transgender employee or job applicant because of the person’s gender identity is illegal sex discrimination based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Mucky Duck is hosting a benefit for Houstonian Christi Ayo, a longtime supporter of the local music scene. Ayo left Hollywood and a job as co-producer of James Belushi’s sitcom According to Jim in 2007 to return home to care for her elderly mother. Now Ayo is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and friends, including Tracy Newman, are organizing a benefit at The Mucky Duck on May 6 starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to the Ayo fund.
The research also sheds light on high profile cases in which anti-gay public figures are caught engaging in same-sex sexual acts. This dynamic of inner conflict may be reflected in such examples as Ted Haggard, the evangelical preacher who opposed gay marriage but was exposed in a gay sex scandal, or Republican Glenn Murphy, another gay marriage opponent. Murphy was later accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old man.
Six gay couples who are suing Montana for the benefits that married couples have asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to rule that denying those benefits is an unconstitutional violation of their equal protections.
The 56-unit, $19 million development is planned for a section of Philadelphia affectionately known as the Gayborhood. The project had been stymied for years by financing and logistical problems, but received tax credits this week from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
Two Kentucky men have been charged with a federal hate crime in a beating attack on a gay man in an Appalachian park, marking the first time the law has been applied in a U.S. case alleging bias over a victim’s sexual orientation, authorities said.
Alan L. Bounville is currently traversing the nation in the name of ending gender discrimination. He uses skills honed in NYU’s Education Theater Program to educate and inspire audiences to action. Alan began his Into The Light Walk protest after realizing walking was “the most cost-effective way to open up conversations about gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.”
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum revising the treatment of gender designations for transgender people on their immigration documents. The new guidance also makes clear that if a couple has married as a different-sex couple under state law, the federal government will continue to recognize the marriage for immigration purposes regardless of a person’s subsequent gender transition.
On April 12, 2012, Pride Houston announced the winners for the 2012 Pride Houston Parade Marshals. Nick Brines and Jenifer Rene Pool were voted as Male and Female Grand Marshals, and City Councilmember Ellen Cohen as Pride Ally Marshal. The three winning marshals shared this year’s ballot with other worthy community members which included Texas Gay Redo Association member Christopher Prado; Women of Victory creator Robin Brown; and Thomas and Cynthia Chappel, both contributing members of PFLAG and the Association for Family and Community Integrity.